40th Anniversary Bash!

Date/Time Sun 05 Feb 2023 7:45 PM

Price Online - n/a; On The Door - Donation to TwickFolk

Website: https://www.twickfolk.co.uk/

As TwickFolk enters a second week of 40th birthday celebrations, we bring together many of the characters who have helped nourish and sustain live music in Twickenham on Sunday nights over four decades.

Arch entertainer Graham Larkbey performed on the very first night of the Twickenham Folk and Singers’ Club, in January 1983.

John Davies, singer-songwriter, guitarist, sax player, flautist and one-time TwickFolk MC and sound man, returns from Devon, and may just duet with former band-mate, Sue Graves. Sue, current TwickFolk stalwart and treasurer, is universally known across south-of-England folk clubs as the Surrey Songbird, and records and tours widely as a solo act and as part of the polyphonic Suntrap.

John Prosser, singer-songwriter, guitarist, banjo and mandolin player and former TwickFolk treasurer, has recorded and performed with our current sound man and longest-serving TwickFolk committee member, Paul Vile, and will travel the length of the M4 to play with Paul once more. Here’s ‘England’s Glory’, from the night they launched their album, The Girl Always Wins, at TwickFolk.

Pip Collings, another former TwickFolk treasurer and former band-mate of Paul Vile, also has the distinction of introducing Mr Vile to the future Mrs Vile – at TwickFolk!

Ger Evans, until recently a long-term TwickFolk committee stalwart, and now the man behind numerous music evenings each week on the other side of the river makes a welcome return to the Patchworks stage.

Ivor Game is a current TwickFolk favourite, with one delightful album, Dizzy Spells, already under his belt. He’s the composer of very probably the best ninety-second songs ever.

We’ll end the evening with the powerfully-voiced Jennie Higgins, who performed her debut album preview gig at TwickFolk to a packed audience just last summer, and breaks off from her educational role at the English Folk Dance and Song Society to entertain us once more. Check out her lovely version of ‘Hedger and Ditcher’, from her album preview night with us.