TwickFolk

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TwickFolk
TwickFolk logo.jpg
Founded1983
Typeacoustic music organisation run entirely by volunteers
Legal statusregistered charity
Focusacoustic folk and roots-based music
Location
Methodconcerts
Revenue
ticket sales
Employees
none
Websitewww.twickfolk.co.uk

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.

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][8] TwickFolk has also organised workshops on building a cigar box guitar[9] and on playing guitar and nyckelharpa.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

Guests[edit]

Guests who have appeared at TwickFolk include Nels Andrews,[13] Les Barker,[14] Sally Barker,[15] Ben Bedford,[16][17] Alyssa Bonagura,[18] Maggie Boyle and Paul Downes,[19] Chuck Brodsky,[20] The Carrivick Sisters,[21] Olivia Chaney,[22][23] Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby,[24] Racker Donnelly,[25] Kris Drever,[26] Gareth Dunlop,[27] Ana Egge,[13] Carrie Elkin,[28] Dave Ellis and Boo Howard,[29][30] Mark Erelli,[31] Stephen Fearing,[32][33] David Francey,[34] Vin Garbutt,[29] Dick Gaughan,[35] Grand Union,[36][37] Melissa Greener,[38] Tim Grimm,[39] Jeni Hankins,[40][41] Harp and a Monkey,[42][43] Jack Harris,[44] Hatful of Rain,[45] Fabian Holland,[46] Rebecca Hollweg,[47][48] Jacquelyn Hynes,[49] Luke Jackson,[50] Robb Johnson,[51] Diana Jones,[52] Kara,[53][54] Martin Karran and Sara O'Keeffe,[55] Will Kaufman,[56] Sam Kelly Trio,[57] Billy Kemp,[41][40] Lau,[5] Kelley McRae,[58][59] Madison Violet,[60] Emily Maguire,[61] Flossie Malavialle,[62] Iain Matthews,[63] Megson,[29] Jim Moray,[64] Jess Morgan,[65] Elliott Morris,[66] Pete Morton,[29][67] Linde Nijland,[68] Maz O'Connor,[69][70] O'Hooley & Tidow,[71] Earl Okin,[72] Ellis Paul,[73] Rod Picott,[74] Rebecca Pronsky,[75] Kim Richey,[27][76] Justin Rutledge,[77] Liz Simcock,[78] Stephen Simmons,[22][79] Soiree,[80][81] Southern Tenant Folk Union,[82] Sunjay,[83] Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer,[10] Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston,[84][85] Kath Tait,[22][25][86] Greg Trooper,[87] Dan Walsh,[88] Kevin Welch,[89] Dan Wilde,[65] Winter Wilson[90][91] and Chris Wood.[92]

Gallery[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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