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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 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.

Coming up at TwickFolk:

23 January: Dave Ellis & Boo Howard: It give us Great Pleasure to have them back

Dave & Boo have played for us more often than anybody else, and it gives us great pleasure to have them back again.

Their songs are intelligently constructed, elegantly articulated and never less than entertaining. The mix is eclectic (from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but the songs are at the heart of it all, served by imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune musicians.

Their story began in the 70s when a very young Dave left Liverpool and headed to London with his guitar. He released a solo album in 1973, which was perceived as a classic acoustic guitar record of its time. This led to touring with his hero Bert Jansch as well as achieving national exposure on shows such as The Old Grey Whistle Test and In Concert.

Dave became a regular solo performer at well-known London venues such as the Marquee, the Roundhouse and the Lyceum. He was even listed as “one of the 6 best guitarists in the world” by Melody Maker and opened for many big names of the day including The Edgar Broughton… Continue reading. →

30 January: Ags Connolly: One of Britain’s greatest country songwriters

A traditional country artist from the possibly incongruous surroundings of Oxfordshire, England, Ags Connolly is considered to be one of the best country singer-songwriters ever to emerge from the UK.

After attending a week-long songwriting workshop with the highly-respected US artist Darrell Scott, Ags began taking his own music seriously. A few years of playing live and honing his craft followed before Ags released his debut album How About Now in 2014, which led Country Music People to label him “an English Willie Nelson”. The album was also heralded as “a masterpiece” by Maverick magazine and brought him to the attention of cult US review site Saving Country Music, who declared that “Ags Connolly deserves to be considered right beside his Stateside counterparts as one of the carriers of the country music holy ghost”. Ags continued to progress as a live performer and opened for Rosanne Cash in 2015.

His second album, Nothin’ Unexpected, was released in 2017. Once again, Country Music People approved and called Ags “the best singer-songwriter in the country field that this country has ever turned out”. Among a string of rave reviews, John Godfrey from… Continue reading. →

6 February: 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.

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