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:
11 December: BEN MOSS & LAUREL SWIFT: 3 fiddles, 2 voices, 1 melodeon and a pair of clogs + The West London Folk Band
Ben Moss & Laurel Swift have a punchy, infectious style of playing that defies anyone not to dance and sing along. Having danced together in Morris Offspring for many years they started performing as a duo in 2013.
Ben Moss is a developing folk arts practitioner, involved in both the teaching and performance of folk dance and music. He plays with several ceilidh bands, namely the A3 Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh Factor and The Ceilidh Tree and dances with The World Famous Hammersmith Morris Men and the Seven Champions Molly Dancers. When not playing or dancing he can be found drinking a cup of tea in the company of a good crossword.
Laurel Swift is a folk musician and dancer. She plays double bass with Gadarene, fiddle with The Gloworms and created ‘Under Her Skin’ with the performance storyteller, Debs Newbold. Laurel has twice showcased compositions with innovative folk organisation, Distil. Laurel is also the founder and choreographer of Morris Offspring, a young team of morris dancers who have appeared on BBC2’s Culture Show, sold out the South Bank, and in 2013 toured UK Arts Centres with folk powerhouse, Faustus.
For our last event of the year, we have our annual Christmas Singaround, and once more we’ll be donating all of the admission money to Crisis at Christmas. Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.
Bring a song or a carol and enjoy a mince pie or two and some snacks courtesy of The Cabbage Patch pub. TwickFolk singarounds are very informal…. there’s no booked guests or sound equipment. We usually sit in a circle and take it in turns to entertain each other. You can “pass” if you prefer, or make requests instead.
Sue 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.
“We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old – and we will be encouraging everyone to… Continue reading. →
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