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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:

25 February: Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen!

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

Encore 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.

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 March: A Double Duo-Bill: The Gillies + Milton Hide

We follow two solo artists on one bill with two duos on one bill…

The Gillies are an Americana, Folk singer/songwriter duo from SE London. Their music tells of love, loss, bittersweet and harsh realities, while the distinctive sound of their acoustic guitars create an intense lonesome dark musical style.
“Music for your graveside” is one way they describe their songs. True, there’s darkness in there but also moments of lightness and joy that confirm our existence, and The Gillies can convey all that in just one song. Their sound, a weaving together of steel-strung and tenor guitars, flits between the ethereal and gritty down-home reality. Delivered with unaffected clarity, their work combines bittersweet immediacy with an intangible sense of nostalgia.

Masonry Nails, their third album has eleven original songs produced by award winning Phil Dearing and recorded at LSound London. This album takes on a different feel to their other acoustic albums, having a full band sound on some of the tracks. In November 2022 they followed up the album with an E.P.: Can’t. In November ’23 they released… Continue reading. →

10 March: Martin Simpson

Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” Stephen Fearing

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. His own songwriting produced the poignant ‘Never Any Good’, from Prodigal Son, 2007’s Folk Album of the Year.

Approaching 50 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle… Continue reading. →

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