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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)

TwickFolk is coming back!

TwickFolk has been presenting live music in South West London since January 1983. We are now one of the best-known and most highly respected hosts of live acoustic, folk, blues and Americana in South East England. We aim to book the best quality acts across a broad range of genres – traditional and contemporary music from Britain, Europe and beyond.

Seventeen months after our last event, the TwickFolk committee is delighted to be returning in September, with singarounds for a couple of weeks (government restrictions permitting) and concerts starting in October. We look forward to seeing you back at Patchworks at The Cabbage Patch, for songs, poems and a good old natter!

In the meantime please join us on Facebook for our Sunday evening song sessions. Look out for our email newsletters, check our website, Facebook, and Twitter for updates, and we look forward to welcoming you back at such time as we get the go-ahead that it’s safe to reopen.

Coming up at TwickFolk:

26 September: Return to the Cabbage Patch! Bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen

Instrument TreeTwickFolk’s coming back!

Government restrictions permitting, we’re returning to Patchworks this September.  We’re starting off with a couple of singarounds, because it’s too long since we all sang together.

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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3 October: Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

TwickFolk volunteer Peter O'Dowd

TwickFolk volunteer Peter O’Dowd

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.

Continue reading. →

10 October: ROBB JOHNSON “Love songs as touching as the political material is sharp”

Our first post-lockdown concert evening!
Robb Johnson heralds our return to hosting concerts.

A local boy (born in Isleworth) done good, he has been called “one of the last genuinely political songwriters” He says he’s just a bloke with a guitar. He is. But he’s one who has chronicled our times: painting the less-than-sunny political landscape in the moonlight of the personal. Just like a folk singer should.

Robb’s songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from Roy Bailey to  Barb Jungr. The US’s Dirty Linen called him “a modern-day Dostoyevsky”.  His CD Gentle Men was Mojo’s Folk Album of the Month and The Daily Telegraph’s Folk Album of 1998. “Winter Turns To Spring” was Tony Benn’s favourite song.

In 2016, PM Press in the US released A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands, a 5 CD career-retrospective. 2016 also saw the release of My Best Regards, an album of 13 new songs recorded with Jenny Carr (piano), John Forrester (bass) & Robb’s son Arvin on drums, & featuring collaborations with Brighton’s Hullabaloo Quire & Palestinian singer Reem Kelani. In 2017 Robb released Songs From the Last Seven Years, a collection… Continue reading. →


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