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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:

5 December: Christmas Singaround: in support of Crisis at Christmas

Instrument Tree

Another of our popular singaround evenings. As is our habit at Christmas, any money raised will be given to the charity Crisis at Christmas.

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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12 December: Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess (DUO)

Benji Kirkpatrick returns to TwickFolk for our final concert of the year, joined this time by Pete Thomas, making them two-thirds of The Excess.

Prolific roots musician Benji Kirkpatrick is well known for being a founder member of big-band folk trailblazers, Bellowhead, a current member of Faustus and Steeleye Span and sometime Seth Lakeman collaborator. Over the last few years, he has been writing and cooking up plans for his own project, which was unveiled in 2019 as Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess.

Multi instrumental virtuoso’ (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music), Benji is now bringing his own writings vibrantly to life in this a classic power trio with Bellowhead band-mate, Pete Flood, on drums and Pete Thomas on bass.

As a huge fan of the Jimi Hendrix ExperienceCreamZZ Top and The Police, Benji chose the classic power trio format to provide “the perfect instrumentation” to realise his songs with the biggest imaginable impact, whilst being a containable line up.

Along with unique percussionist, Pete Flood, Benji formed the rhythmic heart of Bellowhead; so Pete was drafted in on drums, with the dextrous Pete Thomas recruited on electric and double bass: “Having played mainly acoustic music for a long time, I wanted to kick… Continue reading. →

9 January: New Year Singaround: Informal, unplugged song circle

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

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

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. →


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