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Patchworks logo - CompressedPresenting live acoustic music in Twickenham most Sundays, usually at Patchworks, The Cabbage Patch pub, at 8pm (doors open 7.45pm)

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TwickFolk is a registered charity, no 1159059, and is affiliated to Folk21, a loose affiliation of folk clubs who are trying new avenues of gaining audiences

Tickets for all our concerts are cheaper if you buy in advance  – in person, at a previous gig, or online at WeGotTickets

You can now download our June/July 2015 programme. And if you also download this cover page you will then have a complete copy of our current publicity flyer.

See our YouTube playlist of highlights from previous TwickFolk events

Coming up this week and next

5 July: Singers’ Night: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

Tickets £3 on the door or £3 (+30p booking fee) if booked online

Sue_graves_completeSue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says: “All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story.

“If you just want to sit back and listen, that’s also fine. In fact listening, and paying attention to the words and music, is what an evening of folk is all about.

“Taking part in a singaround isn’t at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won’t be a microphone.

“We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old – and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses.”

Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.

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12 July: MARTY O’REILLY & THE OLD SOUL ORCHESTRA (USA): Music from the Blues/Americana crossroads + Matt “Urby Whale” Owens

Tickets £10 on the door or £8 + 80p booking fee if booked online

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul OrchestraMarty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra hail from Santa Cruz, California. In addition to O’Reilly on the electrified Resonator guitar and vocals, the band features Chris Lynch on the Fiddle, Jeff Kissell on upright bass, and Matt Goff joining in on the drums.

This three-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance based blues music, hearkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits’ darker works.

Within the few years since this project started, the band is already touring nationally, internationally, and selling out venues along the West Coast and throughout the United Kingdom.

“A band true to its name: soulful” -NPR

“Delightful… well crafted music” -SF Weekly

“raw musical excellence… guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within an inch of their inanimate lives.” -4000milestonashville

Matt Owens is a British singer-songwriter and musician, who came to our attention as Urby Whale in Twickenham band “Noah and The Whale”. Now, he visits TwickFolk as himself, with the album “Songs for an Empty Room”.

Matt recorded four albums with Noah and the Whale that have collectively sold over a million copies in the U.K. Having toured the world constantly since 2006 (with both bands and solo) he’s… Continue reading. →