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Every Sunday in the patchworks bar

Acoustic Music - Twickfolk

Join us for Twickfolk (Twickenham Folk Club)  established in January 1983. We are now one of the best-known and most highly-respected hosts of live acoustic, folk and Americana music. Our tastes are broad, but we know quality when we hear it and we have a reputation for organising great gigs. Check out for details of our gigs and ticket information. Pre booking discounts available.

Every Sunday from 8pm


Quiz Night

The Cabbage Patch Quiz Night

Join us every Sunday night at 8pm in the Potting Shed for our very own quiz night!

Cash prizes to be won each week!

Tuesdays in Patchworks


Twickenham Jazz Club

Established for more than ten years Twickenham Jazz Club is hosted by local musicians Lesley and Kelvin Christiane ( saxophone & vocals) and features not only some of the finest Jazz musicians on the planet but also the warmest welcome registered at any UK Jazz Club.. offering an innovative and  proud contribution to the celebrated Cabbage Patch Music programme

Tuesday 5th:Kelvin Christiane ‘Allstars’ Big Band (£13/£11)
Tuesday 12th: Gilad Atzmons OHE feat. Frank Harrison (£14/£12)
Tuesday 19th: Gabrielle Ducombre/Nicolas Meier Band (£14/£12)
Tuesday 26th: Brandon Allen ‘Gene Ammons project’ (£13/£11)

Tuesday 3rd: Kelvin Christiane ‘Allstars’ Big Band (£13/£11)
Tuesday 10th: Derek Nash with lex Hutton Trio (£14/£12)
Tuesday 17th: Artie Zaitz, Ross Stanley,Steve Brown (£14/£12)
Tuesday 24th: Marta Capponi ‘A tribute to Billie Holiday’ (£14/£12)
Tuesday 31st: ‘Torus’ Mornington Lockett/Jon Gee/Mick Sexton (£13/£11)

Tuesday 7th: Kelvin Christiane ‘Allstars’ Big Band (£13/£11)
Tuesday 14th: ‘Fat Sax’ feat. cream of UK’s saxes (£13/£11)
Tuesday 21st: Pete Oxley/Nicolas Meier band (£14/£12)
Tuesday 28th: Vasilis X / Nigel Price band (£14/£12)

Tuesday 5th: Kelvin Christiane ‘Allstars’ Big Band (£13 / £11)
Tuesday 12th: Danny Moss jnr Dave Chamberlain Leon Greening (£13 / £11)
Tuesday 19th: Twickenham Jazz Club Christmas Party
with the Kai Hoffman Band (£14 / £12)

03 Sep 2017


Suntrap - Live

SUNTRAP: Folk-inspired four-piece featuring our own Sue Graves

Price Online - £10 + £1 booking fee On The Door - £10
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Suntrap are a 4 piece folk-inspired group with beautiful entrancing vocal harmonies on original, contemporary and traditional material.

Sara Byers (Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Banjo & Whistle), Mary Wilson (Vocals & Violin) and John Sandall (Violin & Viola) have recently been joined by TwickFolk’s ukulele-slinger Sue Graves, known as the ‘Surrey Nightingale’. Sara and Mary began singing together after meeting at Cecil Sharp House in 1996.

The following year they made their first demo at Dave Pegg’s Woodwork Studios and Suntrap have gone on to make four highly regarded CDs, the most recent of these released on Fellside Recordings.

They have played all over the UK and Europe at major folk festivals, folk clubs and art centres.

The band have been privileged to open Cambridge and Warwick Folk Festivals.

10 Sep 2017



Singaround: bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen! | TwickFolk

Price Online - £3 + 30p booking fee On The Door - £3

Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says: “All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story. “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. “Taking part in a singaround isn’t at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won’t be a microphone. “We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old – and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses.”

Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.

16 Sep 2017



Rip It Up are back for another soul, funk and disco night. From 9pm through to1am we'll be playing the grooviest selection of soul, funk and disco tunes from Donna Summer, LaBelle, Kool & The Gang, KC & The Sunshine Band, Hot Chocolate, Wild Cherry, Earth Wind & Fire, Chic, Gloria Gaynor, Sly and The Family Stone, Parliament, Bee Gees, Lyn Collins, and James Brown to name but a few.

Get ready to Get Down!

See Their website for details and tickets Over 30’s only please. See you there!

17 Sep 2017


Emily Maguire - Live

EMILY MAGUIRE: Thought-provoking lyrics and ‘supremely expressive vocals’ with Christian Dunham

Price Online - £12 + £1.20 booking fee On The Door - £12
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Emily Maguire’s story is a remarkable one. Classically trained as a child on cello, piano, flute and recorder, she taught herself the guitar and started writing songs when she found herself stuck at home with a chronic illness called fibromyalgia pain syndrome. A few years later, back on her feet and fed up with grey skies and concrete, she decided to give up her flat in London for a shack made from recycled wood, tin and potato sacks on a farm out in the Australian bush.

For four years she lived an eco-friendly, self-sufficient lifestyle in the shack with her Australian partner, financing her music by making and selling goats cheese on the farm. Following the release of her critically acclaimed albums ‘Stranger Place’ and ‘Keep Walking’, Emily returned to the UK, and in 2010, her extraordinary book ‘Start Over Again’, a highly personal account of her experiences of dealing with bipolar disorder, was launched on BBC Radio 2 generating a huge response from listeners.

As an advocate for mental health, Emily speaks frequently in the media about combating the stigma of mental illness. In early 2014, Emily undertook a 3-month tour of mental health hospitals, singing her songs about surviving mental illness for staff and patients in mental health facilities across the south-west of England.

The response from patients was overwhelmingly positive. As one member of staff put it: “This should happen more often – the difference in the SUs [service users] is quite amazing.” Following an intensive tour of Germany in June 2014, while rehearsing for the recording of an instrumental album she had just composed, Emily developed chronic tendonitis in both arms. She had to cancel all her gigs and was unable to play her instruments for the next 18 months. This caused a deep depression which lasted a year.

In 2016, back on her feet again, Emily published a new book ‘Notes From The North Pole’, a collection of poetry, prose and song lyrics. She did another tour of mental health hospitals and groups, with some low-key warm-up gigs in the autumn of 2016 building up to the launch of her fifth studio album ‘A Bit Of Blue’ in February 2017. By turns hopeful and reflective, ‘A Bit Of Blue’ always retains her trademarks – emotive, imagery-rich songs, elegant instrumentation and crystalline vocals.

Songs from the new album have been played on BBC Radio across the UK with the uplifting single ‘For Free’ played on Radio 2.

20 Sep 2017


Sing-along movie nights – The Sound of Music

Venue: Patchworks, The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ,

Price: £12* Cash bar *Price includes a FREE drink (wine, beer, single spirit or soft drink) and a contribution towards the license for showing the movie*
Book before 9am Friday 15th September to reserve a front row seat.
Tickets available NOW online, or in person from Shelle Luscombe (

With sooooo many wonderful musical films out there, we thought it would be fun to gather up our friends, show a different movie each month, and sing-along at the tops of our voices to all the songs - with the lyrics provided on screen karaoke-style!

Following the huge success of our Mamma Mia and Grease sing-along movie nights, next on the list is The Sound Of Music.

24 Sep 2017


Catherine Craig & Brian Willoughby - Live

CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY: Transatlantic partnership of voice and guitar | TwickFolk

Price Online - £12 + £1.20 booking fee On The Door - £12
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Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby met in Michael Snow’s recording studio in Nashville. Brian and he had written the song Hard Luck Café… Michael said he knew just the person to sing it! Cathryn is from Richmond, Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both singer and songwriter. She is no stranger to Tennessee’s Nashville recording studios, working with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein and Jorma Kaukonen.

Brian is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python. When Brian came to record the first album of his own songs, Black & White (which includes Hard Luck Café), he invited Cathryn to sing. Together they wrote The Fire, Alice’s Song and Black & White. Thus, the duo of Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby was born…

• “Long live traditional music, even when it’s only just been written” The Living Tradition
• “…sublime guitar work and one of the finest voices around”

Their “Alice’s Song” was an Aled Jones “Highlight of the Year” on BBC Radio 2. Cathryn was Simon Mayo’s star guest on BBC Radio 2Day, live from Nashville. The Telegraph’s Martin Chilton named the duo as his “Folk Gig Pick” in 2015.

01 Oct 2017



Another of our popular singers’ nights – giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. | TwickFolk

Price Online - £3 + 30p booking fee On The Door - £3

Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night.

For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation.

Most of our performers play the guitar, but we will give a warm welcome to any other instruments, and of course to unaccompanied singers. If you feel like bringing something really interesting to play then please arrive early and make yourself known so that we can help you get the best possible sound from your instrument.

To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we’ll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We’ll aim to set up the stage from 6.30pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones.

Please come prepared with everything you need…capo, picks, guitar strap, (guitar) and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan “know your song well before you start singing” If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs).

05 Oct 2017


Swinging Sundays - LEARN TO SWING DANCE!

Lindy Hop – Jitterbug – Charleston

Every Sunday, no partner needed and start any week. Absolute beginners welcome!!
Beginners/improvers class 3:30pm -4:30pm

£10 on the door – 5 week passes available @£40

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08 Oct 2017


Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock - Live

CLIVE GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK: Songs from the Gregson & Collister songbook

Price Online - £12 + £1.20 booking fee On The Door - £12
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From 1985 to 1992, Clive Gregson and Christine Collister were at the very top of the game in acoustic and roots music. They released five albums, played countless shows all over the world decided to go their separate ways. In early 2015, Cherry Red (the respected reissue label) asked for permission to release a deluxe edition of “Home and Away”, the debut Gregson & Collister CD. It seemed logical to look at the possibility of playing some live shows to promote the CD.

Clive decided to ask Liz Simcock if she was interested in joining him for a tour celebrating the music of Gregson and Collister.

Here’s what Liz had to say… “I’ve always been a huge fan of Gregson & Collister and couldn’t think of anything nicer to be invited to do. They were what got me into writing songs and I think it’s a real privilege to be doing this.” Clive added… “Playing shows that celebrate a hugely enjoyable part of my musical career was well overdue. It had been a very long time since I performed many of those songs… and I couldn’t think of anybody better to have along for the ride than Liz.

She’s a terrific singer and an ideal fellow traveler.” The 2015 tour was a resounding success. So much so that Clive and Liz decided to keep the train rolling, play more duo shows and record a CD of brand new Gregsongs for release in September 2017. The duo are really looking forward to hitting the road again to play Gregson & Collister classics and brand new favourites alike.

15 Oct 2017

Billy Kemp - Live

BILLY KEMP: TwickFolk favourite in his first solo appearance + Riverboat Ramblers

Price Online - £11 + £1.10 booking fee On The Door - £11
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BILLY KEMP: TwickFolk favourite in his first solo appearance + Riverboat Ramblers | TwickFolk Billy Kemp is a musician, songwriter, singer, composer and producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his tasteful and inventive guitar playing.

From 2005 through 2016 Billy was half of TwickFolk favourites, Appalachian Folk duo Jeni and Billy. His concerts on this year’s tour will include songs from his new CD, as well as audience favourites from the Jeni & Billy repertoire and selections from a rich and extensive back-catalogue.

During the ‘80s Billy followed his heart and went to Nashville, where he made it to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. While based in Music City, he toured internationally with Tommy Overstreet, Terri Gibbs and Bandana. In town, he performed with Opry member Jeanne Pruett, before landing the spot as lead guitarist for renegade rock-n-roller Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers. The next three years marked a loud exposure to the rock-star life of fine studios, high volume and constant touring.

During the ’90s Billy decided to go back to school and earned a music degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). He composed and recorded music for Maryland Public Television, worked as a music facilitator at the Baltimore City Detention Center, taught as adjunct faculty at UMBC and produced numerous CDs for regional artists in the Baltimore/DC area. He also recorded and released two CDs on his own label, Willbilly Records.

In 2000 Billy formed a new roots-rock ensemble, Willbilly—his nickname in high school because of his love for country and Appalachian folk music. He also expanded his role as a producer and studio-owner, establishing a successful recording facility in a barn in rural Maryland, as well as continuing his teaching work at UMBC. From Lone Star country to urban shuffles and Appalachian waltzes, Billy remains a songwriter with a love of story.