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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:

30 September: Steve Dan Mills: Powerful songs with acoustic guitar and harmonica + Caroline Hetherton

Tickets £9 on the door or £9 + 90p booking fee if booked online

American singer songwriter Steve Dan Mills was co-founder of Speed Limit 35, one of the first folk rock bands in the American South. He has pursued a solo career since the mid 70’s, performing at the Sark Folk Festival, Cornwall Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, London Folk Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriter’s Festival and many of the UK’s Top Folk and Acoustic Clubs. His music has been described as “the real thing, sensitive, moving, cathartic and healing.” He combines powerful, soulful vocals with compelling original songs, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica. His masterful story telling, based on rich and challenging life experiences now form a significant catalogue of work. His songs elicit tears and laughter in equal measure, simultaneously instilling hope for all listening. In recent years Mills has relocated to London and is performing regularly in folk clubs throughout the UK.

Caroline Hetherton was raised in Oxford from Irish stock, and from an early age she played accordion in the family band. As a singer-songwriter she has regularly visited and recorded in Nashville where she first met Steve Dan Mills who produced her 2012 début ‘Superstition Highway’

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14 October: Solasta

Tickets £10 on the door or £10 + £1 booking fee if booked online

Solasta are an outstanding new folk ensemble who are fast building a name for themselves with their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances.

Comprised of award-winning Scottish fiddler Elisabeth Flett, Welsh cellist Hannah Thomas and English guitarist Jamie Leeming, their dynamic interpretations of Celtic based material are rooted firmly in tradition, whilst incorporating elements from diverse musical worlds including classical, jazz and early music.

Their self-titled EP, released in April 2016, is an excellent showcase of the trio’s rich and unified sound, a seamless blend of each member’s distinct artistic voice. Notable performances include Celtic Connections Festival, closing the 2016 Cecil Sharp House Fiddle Convention, Sidmouth Folk Week (as EFDSS Folk Rising Plus Artists), The Green Note and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. They have featured on BBC Radio Wales (Celtic Heartbeat), RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Resonance FM, and The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in the USA.

​They will be releasing their debut album in 2018, funded by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign

The video above was recorded at The Green Note by our good friend Eugey Baby. THe next video is from Celtic Connections, recorded by Runnymead