TwickFolk

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TwickFolk
TwickFolk logo.jpg
Type acoustic music organisation run entirely by volunteers
Founded 1983
Headquarters
Focus(es) acoustic folk and roots-based music
Method(s) concerts
Revenue ticket sales and membership
Employees none
Motto Presenting live acoustic music in South West London since 1983
Website TwickFolk
Ellis Paul at TwickFolk, May 2006

TwickFolk (previously known as Twickenham Folk Club) is an acoustic music club in Twickenham, south-west London. Established in January 1983,[1][2] and now one of the best known and most highly respected folk clubs in the South East of England,[3] it is run, not for profit, by a small group of volunteers.[2]

TwickFolk organises gigs on Sunday evenings, usually at the Cabbage Patch pub in London Road, Twickenham,[4] featuring British and North American acoustic folk and roots-based music. The evening usually consists of a main "guest" preceded by a support act or several floor spots.

Past guests include Nels Andrews,[5] Ben Bedford,[6][7] Maggie Boyle and Paul Downes,[8] Sunjay Brayne,[9] Chuck Brodsky,[10] The Carrivick Sisters,[11] Olivia Chaney,[12][13] Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby,[14] Kris Drever,[15] Carrie Elkin,[16] Mark Erelli,[17] Stephen Fearing,[18][19] Grand Union,[20][21] Melissa Greener,[22] Jack Harris,[23] Hatful of Rain,[24] Fabian Holland,[25] Jacquelyn Hynes,[26] Diana Jones,[27] Martin Karran and Sara O'Keefe,[28] Will Kaufman,[29] Lau,[4] Madison Violet,[30] Emily Maguire,[31] Flossie Malavialle,[32] Iain Matthews,[33] Jim Moray,[34] Jess Morgan,[35] Pete Morton,[36] Linde Nijland,[37] Earl Okin,[38] Ellis Paul,[39] Rod Picott,[40] Rebecca Pronsky,[41] Kim Richey,[42] Justin Rutledge,[43] Liz Simcock,[44] Stephen Simmons,[12][45] Soiree,[46][47] Southern Tenant Folk Union,[48] Kath Tait,[49][12]Greg Trooper,[50] Kevin Welch,[51] Dan Wilde[35] and Chris Wood.

Occasionally TwickFolk organises singers' nights. These consist of either several performed floor spots or an unplugged singaround where everyone sits around a table and those who want to sing or play an instrument can take turns to do so.[52]

Noel Murphy's 1997 CD A Session was recorded live at the club.[53]

In December 2008 TwickFolk hosted an afternoon event, featuring Scottish singer Karine Polwart, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to raise awareness of and funds for Amnesty International.[54] TwickFolk has also held charity nights benefiting the British Heart Foundation, Children in Need and local charities.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jela Webb (2008). "TwickFolk: Music for the Folks!". Maverick. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Club Of The Month:TwickFolk". FATEA magazine. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Louise Parmakis (28 November 2010). "Twickfolk bring us a programme to ward off those gloomy December nights". Bright Young Folk. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Robin Denselow (5 February 2008). "Lau: Cabbage Patch, Twickenham". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ana Egge And Nels Andrews". Pineapster Tickets. October 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Gig Review: Ben Bedford at Twickenham Folk Club". Backroads. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Rachel Bishop (28 April 2013). "American history with singer Ben Bedford at Twickfolk tonight". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Strumming their stuff". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 27 September 2013. p. 44. 
  9. ^ "Young folk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 28 February 2014. p. 37. 
  10. ^ Jela Webb (21 June 2011). "Chuck Brodsky, Twickenham Folk Club, London. June 19th 2011". No Depression: The Roots Music Authority. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Tom Ambrose (31 January 2014). "Sisters of Strings". Richmond and Twickenham Times. p. 31. 
  12. ^ a b c Steve Price (28 October 2013). "What's on at TwickFolk in November?". Your Twickenham. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "'Searching for purity'". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 22 November 2013. p. 30. 
  14. ^ Tom Ambrose (20 March 2014). "Folk duo return to TwickFolk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  15. ^ Will Gore (17 September 2010). "Drever heading to TwickFolk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  16. ^ Jela Webb (30 March 2012). "Carrie Elkin: A long weekend during the UK Tour April 14th – 17th 2011". Scribd. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Erelli to make his Mark at TwickFolk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  18. ^ Will Gore (4 October 2009). "A perfect marriage at TwickFolk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Fearing hurricanes". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 18 October 2013. p. 37. 
  20. ^ Pete Bradley (23 February 2014). "Grand Union + Two Different Roads". Live. FATEA Records. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "A grand night out". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 14 February 2014. p. 30. 
  22. ^ "Sound of Nashville". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 18 April 2014. p. 26. 
  23. ^ "Sounds Soulful: Music". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 11 October 2013. p. 35. 
  24. ^ Tom Ambrose (27 March 2014). "Beautiful bluegrass coming to Twickenham this weekend". Sutton Guardian. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  25. ^ Tom Ambrose (8 December 2013). "Singer-songwriter Fabian Holland to play Twickenham's patch tonight". Richmond and Twickenham Times. p. 27. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  26. ^ Tom Ambrose (2 April 2014). "Multi-talented musician brings diversity to Twickfolk". Sutton Guardian. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "Finding her roots". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 21 February 2014. p. 34. 
  28. ^ Tom Ambrose (4 January 2014). "Folk duo from Kingston to perform at Twickfolk". Kingston Guardian. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  29. ^ Will Gore (11 June 2009). "Kaufman preaches the gospel according to Guthrie at TwickFolk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  30. ^ Will Gore (10 September 2009). "Madison Violet's sounds of home". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  31. ^ "Songwriter showcases fan-funded album at Twickfest". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Flossie's French folk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 12 April 2013. p. 31. 
  33. ^ Will Gore (14 July 2009). "Matthews goes solo at TwickFolk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  34. ^ Alex Ramon (1 March 2012). "Concert Review: Jim Moray @ Twickfolk (26/02/2012)". Boycotting Trends: Film, Theatre & Music Musings. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  35. ^ a b Tom Ambrose (13 April 2014). "All the emotions of life at TwickFolk tonight". Sutton Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  36. ^ Will Gore (24 January 2011). "Pete Morton's Economy Drive". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  37. ^ "Folk tribute". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 22 March 2013. p. 27. 
  38. ^ "Earl of TwickFolk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 7 February 2014. 
  39. ^ Jela Webb (6 August 2011). "Ellis Paul and Lizanne Knott: Twickenham Folk Club, London July 24th 2011". Whispers. Bob Harris. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  40. ^ Simon Beards (2 November 2011). "Gig Review: Rod Picott at Twickfolk, Twickenham". Backroads. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  41. ^ Rachel Bishop (29 March 2013). "Brooklyn to Twickenham for folk singer Rebecca Pronsky". Richmond and Twickenham Times. p. 31. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  42. ^ Will Gore (30 April 2009). "Richey heads to TwickFolk". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  43. ^ Will Gore (12 December 2008). "Toronto Folk Tales". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  44. ^ "Catch Liz's train". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 17 January 2014. p. 31. 
  45. ^ "Tennessee tunes". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 1 November 2013. p. 34. 
  46. ^ Tom Ambrose (12 November 2013). "Old friends headline Twickfolk this weekend". Epsom Guardian. p. 38. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  47. ^ "Soiree + Grand Union + Gerry Evans". FATEA. November 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  48. ^ Will Gore (24 March 2011). "Award-winners set for TwickFolk show". Croydon Guardian. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  49. ^ "Everyday absurdity". Richmond and Twickenham Times. 13 December 2013. p. 29. 
  50. ^ Jela Webb (30 March 2012). "Greg Trooper: TwickFolk @ The Cabbage Patch Pub, Twickenham, May 8th 2011". Scribd. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  51. ^ Jela Webb (1 May 2012). "Kevin Welch, Twickenham Folk Club (Twickenham, UK 4/29/12)". No Depression: The Roots Music Authority. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  52. ^ Tom Ambrose (21 September 2013). "Singers' night at the Cabbage Patch Club, Twickenham". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  53. ^ "Noel Murphy and The Mahogany Gaspipes in 'A Session' Featuring 'The Bricks'". Noel Murphy. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  54. ^ "Gig in Aid of Amnesty International: Karine Polwart@ Twickfolk". Amnesty International, UK. 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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