TwickFolk

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TwickFolk
TwickFolk logo.jpg
Founded 1983
Type acoustic music organisation run entirely by volunteers
Legal status registered charity
Focus acoustic folk and roots-based music
Location
Method concerts
Revenue
ticket sales
Employees
none
Slogan Presenting live acoustic music in South West London since 1983
Website www.twickfolk.co.uk
The Cabbage Patch pub in Twickenham
Ellis Paul at TwickFolk, May 2006
Earl Okin at TwickFolk, February 2014
Sue Graves performing at Isleworth's Red Lion pub at a TwickFolk concert, Twickenham Heartbeat, recorded and broadcast live by BBC Radio Wales on 9 March 2014
Ralph McTell performing for TwickFolk, March 2014
Gerry Evans compering for TwickFolk at The Cabbage Patch pub's upstairs "Patch Bar", March 2014
Diana Jones at TwickFolk, March 2014
Jez Lowe performing at TwickFolk, February 2015

TwickFolk (previously known as Twickenham Folk Club) organises acoustic music events in and around Twickenham, south-west London. A registered charity,[1] it is run, not for profit, by a small group of volunteers.[2] It was established in January 1983[2][3] and is now one of the best known and most highly respected folk clubs in London and the South East of England.[4]

TwickFolk organises gigs on Sunday evenings, usually at the Patchworks music venue at The Cabbage Patch pub in London Road, Twickenham,[5][6] featuring British and North American acoustic folk and roots-based music in a programme that includes blues, country music and Americana as well as traditional folk music.[7] The evening usually consists of a main "guest" preceded by a support act or several floor spots.

Guests who have appeared at TwickFolk include Nels Andrews,[8] Les Barker,[9] Sally Barker,[10] Ben Bedford,[11][12] Alyssa Bonagura,[13] Maggie Boyle and Paul Downes,[14] Chuck Brodsky,[15] The Carrivick Sisters,[16] Olivia Chaney,[17][18] Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby,[19] Racker Donnelly,[20] Kris Drever,[21] Gareth Dunlop,[22] Ana Egge,[8] Carrie Elkin,[23] Dave Ellis and Boo Howard,[24][25] Mark Erelli,[26] Stephen Fearing,[27][28] David Francey,[29] Vin Garbutt,[24] Dick Gaughan,[30] Grand Union,[31][32] Melissa Greener,[33] Tim Grimm,[34] Harp and a Monkey,[35][36] Jack Harris,[37] Hatful of Rain,[38] Fabian Holland,[39] Rebecca Hollweg,[40][41] Jacquelyn Hynes,[42] Luke Jackson,[43] Jeni and Billy,[44][45] Robb Johnson,[46] Diana Jones,[47] Kara,[48][49] Martin Karran and Sara O'Keeffe,[50] Will Kaufman,[51] Sam Kelly Trio,[52] Lau,[5] Kelley McRae,[53][54] Madison Violet,[55] Emily Maguire,[56] Flossie Malavialle,[57] Iain Matthews,[58] Megson,[24] Jim Moray,[59] Jess Morgan,[60] Elliott Morris,[61] Pete Morton,[24][62] Linde Nijland,[63] Maz O'Connor,[64][65] O'Hooley & Tidow,[66] Earl Okin,[67] Ellis Paul,[68] Rod Picott,[69] Rebecca Pronsky,[70] Kim Richey,[22][71] Justin Rutledge,[72] Liz Simcock,[73] Stephen Simmons,[17][74] Soiree,[75][76] Southern Tenant Folk Union,[77] Sunjay,[78] Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer,[79] Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston,[80][81] Kath Tait,[17][20][82] Greg Trooper,[83] Dan Walsh,[84] Kevin Welch,[85] Dan Wilde,[60] Winter Wilson[86][87] and Chris Wood.[88]

Occasionally TwickFolk organises singers' nights. These consist of either several performed floor spots or an unplugged singaround where everyone sits in a circle and those who want to sing or play an instrument can take turns to do so.[6][89] TwickFolk has also organised workshops on building a cigar box guitar[90] and on playing guitar and nyckelharpa.[79]

TwickFolk has also held charity fundraising nights benefiting national and local charities.[2][3]

Broadcasts[edit]

In March 2014 BBC Radio Wales marked the Six Nations rugby tournament by broadcasting live, from Isleworth's Red Lion pub, a concert, Twickenham Heartbeat, in its folk roots and acoustic music programme Celtic Heartbeat. Hosted by Frank Hennessy and Bethan Elfyn, it featured performers from TwickFolk, and special guests including Ralph McTell.[91]

Recordings[edit]

Noel Murphy's CD A Session was recorded live, with The Mahogany Gaspipes, in a folk session at The Cabbage Patch pub in 1997.[92]

Notes and references[edit]

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