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

Coming up at TwickFolk:

1 September: Singaround: Informal, unplugged song circle

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

Encore at the Singers' Night, April 2016, by Janet Gover

Finale at the Singers’ Night, April 2016 by Janet Gover

Another of our popular singaround evenings.

Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known and less known songs.
Some performers will take requests on the night.

If you fancy a go at singing in public, then this is the place to start.

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.

We welcome anyone with a song or a tune to play. Or a poem or a story tell. Expect a warm welcome and a supportive ring of singers and audience.

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

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8 September: James Talley: Outlaw country music

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

James Talley is a country/americana singer-songwriter with an original vision of the American experience. Originally from Oklahoma Talley later moved to New Mexico. Encouraged by Pete Seeger, Talley began writing songs that drew upon the culture of the Southwest United States. These early songs emerged on ‘The Road to Torreón‘ a saga of life and death in the Chicano villages of northern New Mexico. In 1968, Talley moved from New Mexico to Nashville to try to get his songs released. Over the years Johnny Cash, Gene Clark, Johnny Paycheck, Alan Jackson, Hazel Dickens, and most recently Moby, have recorded his songs.

Talley’s recording career now spans over several decades. Jerry Wexler signed Talley for Atlantic Records. Talley subsequently moved to Capitol where he released four albums during the mid-1970s: Rolling Stone, and other music publications, have declared these albums American classics in the field of outlaw country music.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Talley recorded four further albums, which were released in Europe by the German Bear Family Records.

In 1999, Talley started his own artist’s label, Cimarron, and released Woody Guthrie and Songs of My Oklahoma Home (2000), his… Continue reading. →

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