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:

2 October: Singers’ Night featuring CHAPIN-WICKWAR: Singers, songwriters and storytellers

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

A late change to our schedule giving you not just the finest in local folk talent but also the exquisite harmonies of our special guests. This singers’ night will feature a 40-minute set from Chapin-Wickwar, who were down from Cumbria to visit us a couple of months ago. We were so impressed by them, and they were so impressed by our audience that we’ve brought them back as soon as possible. Sue and Lisa met in 2013 and have been singing together ever since. Their début album ‘If…‘ was nominated for the FolkWords 2015 Album Awards for ‘Best Album from a Duo’. Here’s the title track, recorded at Florence Mine Arts Centre last year:

The first part of the evening will be another of our successful singers’ nights – giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. September’s singaround was described by Sue as one of the best we’ve had, so we’re expecting big things in October.

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9 October: JIM MORAY: Modern folk music and Child ballads for today + Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura (Steamchicken)

Tickets £12 on the door or £12 + £1.20 booking fee if booked online

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today. Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians.

Recording his first album ‘Sweet England’ while still studying classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in the day and playing drums in power-pop bands by night, Jim Moray emerged onto the UK folk scene seemingly fully formed in 2003. His imaginative re-imagining of English traditional music blended with orchestral flourishes, guitars and electronics soon found him awarded the unprecedented combination of ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Album’ at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark début album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his new album of traditional ballads – Upcetra – out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best.

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