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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:

21 July: Singaround: Informal, unplugged song circle

Our final session before we break for the summer is 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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1 September: Singaround: Informal, unplugged song circle

We return from the summer break with one of our very 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. →

8 September: Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds

The duo of Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds is a collaboration of two highly respected folk and country performers that has drawn widespread praise. They played a well-received support slot at TwickFolk last year, and we are delighted to welcome them back to headline.

Naomi has made four acclaimed albums. Her most recent offering, recorded with Paul, is Singing It All Back Home, a collection of Appalachian ballads that was a Guardian Album of the Month in 2019. Produced by BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker, it has been described by Ian Anderson, editor of fRoots, as “21st-century folk music”. Naomi’s previous albums have featured contributions from UK music legends such as Justin Currie, Andy Summers, Alasdair Roberts and Paul Heaton.

Paul has been the songwriter and mandolin/guitarist with English folk rock institution The Men They Couldn’t Hang since 1984. He has recorded more than 15 albums on major labels, toured the world twice and appeared at most major festivals including supports to David Bowie, Van Morrison and The Pogues. His songs have featured in documentaries, TV shows, adverts, trails and also… Continue reading. →

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