Presenting live acoustic music in Twickenham most Sundays, at Patchworks, The Cabbage Patch pub, 2 minutes from Twickenham Station

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. Doors open at 7.45pm, for music at 8pm. The Cabbage Patch serves a selection of real ales and craft beers alongside everything you’d expect of a pub, including food.

Coming up at TwickFolk:

16 June: Steve Pledger

Steve Pledger has been described as “a master of his craft” by folking.com and his recordings as “object lessons in the art of contemporary songwriting” by fRoots Magazine. FATEA Magazine wrote that seeing him perform live is “a privilege to witness.”

Cast in the mold of the classic troubadour, there are inevitably shades of those who ultimately have defined the role, and yet his blend of blistering social commentary; stark honesty, and fearless tenderness have marked Steve out as someone unafraid to create his own place in the singer/songwriter landscape.

In November 2022, he released his 4th studio album, What Tomorrow Knows, following on from 14 Good Intentions (2012), Striking Matches in the Wind (2015), Somewhere Between (2016), and his live mini-album Alone in the Dark (2019). What Tomorrow Knows has been enthusiastically received by many and described as “a future classic” by Roots & Fusion.

2016’s Somewhere Between was nominated for several awards and went on to win Album of the Year (male artist) from FolkWords as well as the coveted Album of the Year from FATEA Magazine. Other nominations and plaudits followed, and… Continue reading. →

23 June: Singers’ Night (with stage, lights and PA system)

Encore at the Singers' Night, April 2016, by Janet Gover

Finale at the Singers’ Night, April 2016 by Janet Gover

Our special singers’ nights give our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting.

A spot on a singers night consists of two songs. Anything is welcome, from sea shanties to psychedelia, original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs or less known songs.

For performers, these nights are a step up from our popular singarounds, putting you firmly in the spotlight but also necessitating more practice and preparation. So if you are playing, please do come prepared with everything you need – capo, picks, guitar strap and so. Most importantly, and to paraphrase Bob Dylan, PLEASE “know your song well before you start singing”.

Limited slots so please arrive promptly if you want to perform – first come, first served.

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30 June: Singaround: Informal, unplugged song circle

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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