Events :: concert

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

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.

£12 + £1.20 booking fee

Details

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

TwickFolk

April
Sunday
30
7:45pm  

TwickFolk : May Day Singers' Night (with stage, lights and PA system)

Another of our popular singers' nights - giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting.%0A%0AExpect 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 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).

£12 + £1.20 booking fee

Details

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

TwickFolk

April
Sunday
30
7:45pm  

Orleans House Gallery : FREE Family May Day

2017 marks the 300th birthday of David Garrick – actor, theatre manager, playwright and all round superstar of the Georgian stage. Join Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare in partnership with Orleans House Gallery to celebrate Garrick’s birthday with music, dancing and face painting. Take part in our crafty tea party with biscuit decorating, mask making and more!

Tea, coffee and cake will be available to buy on the day.

Venue

Garrick’s Temple, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, London, TW12 2EN

Event Sponsor

Orleans House Gallery

Kids OK
May
Monday
1
2:30-5pm  
Image - Garrick-MayDay-2017

TwickFolk : STEVE TILSTON: Great British songwriter

It's been too long since last played at TwickFolk, so here he is.

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic and has been turning out quality albums ever since. and Such and Such all featuring first-class song-writing, quintessentially English in style and typically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country's finest writers. Whilst the instrumental is testament to his guitar virtuosity. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. was his first "all-traditional" album; with unique arrangements of timeless classics. There's also a "best of" anthology, and a live album recorded on tour with Fairport Convention.

Steve's last solo album, earned him the FATEA Male vocalist of the year award for 2015; while his new album with Jez Lowe: is garnering rave reviews.

The writer of the classic songs and the award-winning , is also a published author. Steve's first novel is an historical tale set in Bristol and the New World, full of colourful characters. It's a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less! The first video is at the Chapel Art Centre Bath 3rd April 2016; the second from Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis on 24th September 2016

£11 + £1.10 booking fee

Details

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

TwickFolk

May
Sunday
7
7:45pm  

TwickFolk : STEVE TILSTON: Great British songwriter

It's been too long since last played at TwickFolk, so here he is.

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic and has been turning out quality albums ever since. and Such and Such all featuring first-class song-writing, quintessentially English in style and typically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country's finest writers. Whilst the instrumental is testament to his guitar virtuosity. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. was his first "all-traditional" album; with unique arrangements of timeless classics. There's also a "best of" anthology, and a live album recorded on tour with Fairport Convention.

Steve's last solo album, earned him the FATEA Male vocalist of the year award for 2015; while his new album with Jez Lowe: is garnering rave reviews.

The writer of the classic songs and the award-winning , is also a published author. Steve's first novel is an historical tale set in Bristol and the New World, full of colourful characters. It's a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less!The first video is at the Chapel Art Centre Bath 3rd April 2016; the second from Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis on 24th September 2016

£11 + £1.10 booking fee

Details

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

TwickFolk

May
Sunday
7
7:45pm  

TwickFolk : CORINNE WEST (USA): Californian Americana

California songwriter returns to TwickFolk after several years absence. Corinne is a poet, a tunesmith, a visionary and an utterly stellar performer. Her music evokes the eternal stories of mystic troubadours, while speaking to the sonic sensibilities of a modern audience.

A very well-established figure on the acoustic roots scene, West has recorded five critically-acclaimed albums and has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Her distinctive style is marked by lush vocals, pristine guitar and bold lyricism that reflects grit, discerning optimism and a far-reaching reverence for space and time.

She is equal parts angel and outlaw, delicate and fierce. Her current release "Starlight Highway" has received rave reviews globally including from The Daily Telegraph's Martin Chilton, who selected "Starlight Highway" as one of the top records in 2016. Relix Magazine says West has "A voice of Gold," while The San Francisco Chronicle boldly states "a singer with an angelic voice."And, just by the way - check out Corinne's web site for some lovely metalwork - especially the fireplaces. Can't imagine she'll be bringing any to TwickFolk, though.

Corinne will be accompanied by cellist Dirje Childs.

Online - £11 + £1.10 booking fee On The Door - £11

Details

Venue

The Cabbage Patch Public House

Event Sponsor

TwickFolk

May
Sunday
14
7:45pm  

Richmond Concert Society : BRITTEN OBOE QUARTET

  • Moeran: Phantasy Quartet
  • Schubert: String Trio in B flat, D471
  • Lennox Berkeley: Oboe Quartet
  • Mozart: Adagio, K580a
  • R R Bennett: Arethusa
  • Lutosawski: Bucolics
  • Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, KV370

Nicholas Daniel founded the Britten Oboe Quartet together with his colleagues and co-principals of the award-winning Britten Sinfonia; they all bring to this ensemble not only the highest musical standards but also the experience of playing together over many years, resulting in warm, expressive and above all enjoyable playing. Their aim is to bring music of the highest quality to audiences and to explore lesser-known repertoire, both British and from abroad, as well as playing standard classics such as the Mozart oboe quartet.

Their repertoire includes oboe and cor anglais quartets by Britten, Berkeley, Knussen, Elgar, Krommer, Francaix, Gordon Jacob and Elisabeth Lutyens. Their imaginative programming embraces repertoire other than the oboe quartet, often including string trios, solo works such as Britten's Metamorphoses after Ovid or other chamber music combinations.

They relish the challenge of programming a well-balanced and attractive concert in line with specific themes and can be sure to find something new and interesting for every concert.

Recent concerts include performances at the Gregynog, Swaledale, Champs Hill and Wimbledon Festivals, Brighton Dome and King's Place in London. 2015 saw the quartet perform at the RNCM in Manchester, and in Sheffield and Nottingham. Future concerts include Bury St Edmunds, and in 2016 the quartet will record their first disc.

Venue

St Mary's Twickenham

Event Sponsor

Richmond Concert Society

May
Tuesday
16
7:45pm  

Richmond Concert Society : GUILDHALL SCHOOL POSTGRADUATE FELLOWS ENSEMBLE

AGM at 7.45pm followed by a free concert at about 9pm Richmond Concert Society is proud to continue an annual event which allows subscribers to be involved in the creation of new music.

Students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) will be invited to submit compositions to a reviewing panel. The chosen composer will then be commissioned to write a new piece, especially for the Richmond Concert Society, to be performed by an ensemble of GSMD postgraduate fellows.

The ensemble will perform a short concert after the AGM, in which the new composition will be featured along with established repertoire.

We hope to continue this as an annual event, making the Richmond Concert Society an integral part of the creation of tomorrow's music and the discovery of tomorrow's talent.

This initiative has been made possible by a bequest from Mary Ryan. The winning composer will receive the Mary Ryan Richmond Concert Society Composition Award, bringing with it not only a financial incentive but, perhaps more importantly, a performance before an appreciative and enthusiastic audience.

Venue

St Mary's Twickenham

Event Sponsor

Richmond Concert Society

July
Tuesday
18
7:45pm