Presenting live acoustic music in Twickenham most Sunday evenings, usually at the Cabbage Patch pub, at 8pm (doors open 7.45pm)
Coming up this week and next
2 November: CHARITY EVENT: Singaround – an evening of songs to support The Armistice Pals project, benefiting four charities
If you just want to sit back and listen, that’s also fine, although we encourage everyone to join in with the choruses.
There is no need to pre-book.
The theme for this evening’s singaround is Peace. To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War we have joined forces with The Armistice Pals project, whose new single “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” will be released on 9 November. We will close the evening by filming a communal rendition of that song and are hoping that our video will also be included on The Armistice Pals’ website.
The proceeds from tonight’s event – a minimum £3 donation is suggested – will be shared between British Red Cross, The Malala Fund, The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, and Peace Through Folk.
Peggy Seeger has given her blessings and explains more in this video:
WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? (Pete Seeger/Joe Hickerson)
Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone? Gone to young girls every one
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?
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9 November: DICK GAUGHAN + Jim Page
Immersed in Scottish and Irish musical traditions, Dick Gaughan, 66, made his first solo album in 1971 (No More Forever).
He was on the Boys of the Lough’s first album and made three albums with Five Hand Reel in the 1970s. In the 1990s he founded and produced the ensemble Clan Alba. According to a fRoots’ critics poll, he recorded the best album of the 1980s (Handful of Earth).
Dick’s songs express solidarity with capitalism’s victims, the helpless, the wronged, the fighters, the brawny working-class bravehearts.
Dick (whose image, shown here, was captured by TwickFolk resident illustrator Alban Low) was inducted into the Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards – the only performer to have been so honoured.
Born in California in 1949, Seattle-based Jim Page is a singer and guitar player, a songwriter and storyteller. His songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, The Moving Hearts, Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, David Soul, and Michael Hedges.
Here’s Dick Gaughan singing “Outlaws and Dreamers”:
Here’s Jim Page singing “Hiroshima – Nagasaki Russian Roulette”:
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