Wednesday 20 September 2023

Suntrap - Twickfolk

Sue Graves - "Surrey Nightingale"

Sara Byers - Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Banjo, Whistle
Mary Wilson - Vocals, Violin, Mandolin,
Sue Graves - Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele
John Sandall - Violin, Viola, Cello, Vocals
Tom Evans - Double bass, Accordion, Guitar,

TwickFolk - The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ

17th September 2023

Tom Evans 

Suntrap are a five piece English folk band, offering a unique musical experience of folk inspired original, traditional and contemporary songs, featuring entrancing vocal harmonies and lush instrumental arrangements.

Sara Byers

Sara Byers and Mary Wilson are two of the three original band members, and over the years, they have been joined by John Sandall, Sue Graves and Tom Evans.  Instruments played by the band include fiddles, viola, accordions, guitars, tenor guitar, ukuleles, banjo, double bass and whistle.

Mary Wilson

Suntrap launched their album, Northern Lights, at TwickFolk in September 2019.  Since then, they have used their lockdown time to write some new songs and to learn some carefully selected cover songs.  So a mixture of old and new music is to be expected this evening.

Quotes about the Northern Lights album:
“Suntrap manage to blur the lines between sublime music and dreams.  The lines between the fantastical and the possible are likewise blurred.  This album is pure indulgence”  Catherine Hume for Shire Folk

“Full of intelligent original songs, this comeback album is an immensely satisfying listen.  The ‘in the round’ style ensures the supple vocal harmonies are to the fore”  Keith Ames, Tom Short and Clive Somerville for The Musician.

John Sandall 

David Gunawardana, Friction Farm & Paul Solman - TwickFolk

David Gunawardana

David Gunawardana
Friction Farm
Paul Solman

TwickFolk - The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ

17th September 2023

David Gunawardana
The light touch on his Martin guitar, his other-worldly songs, his mellifluous voice, this is David Gunawardana. A new favourite at Twickfolk and The Invisible Folk Club. His songs tell of beguiling tales, of far-off forest glades, caves and towers, happy tribes challenged or dancing spirits. With the whispers of Gillian Welch and Anne Briggs hovering around him, he casts a spell with every performance.

Aidan Quinn

Friction Farm
Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of internationally traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humour to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.

Christine Stay

September Tour Dates
Sun Sep 24th at Woodies Acoustic (Angmering Village Hall Station Rd, Littlehampton BN16 4HL, 7:30 pm)
Wed Sep 27 LATR:3Hounds (57 Beckenham Road BR3 4PR, 8:00 pm)
Thu Sep 28 Uxbridge Folk Club (388b Long Ln, Hillingdon UB10 9PG, 8:00 pm)

Paul Solman

Paul Solman
Paul Solman is a lecturer at City, University of London's Department of Journalism and a former national newspaper journalist. He is a folk music enthusiast and an integral part of the team at Twickfolk.

Thursday 14 September 2023

Mike Silver + Steve & Julie Wigley - Twickfolk

Mike Silver

Mike Silver

Steve & Julie Wigley

TwickFolk - The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ

10th September 2023

Mike Silver is a force to be reckoned with. Having just celebrated fifty years recording; taking his music far and wide through many European countries and further to the Falkland Islands, New Zealand, the United States and Canada, he is still gigging and touring with as much skill and enthusiasm as ever.

Mike Silver

With a career spanning nineteen studio albums, he is a highly respected musician for the initiated, and a rewarding surprise for the uninitiated. Some exciting highlights pepper Mike’s musical career, having been immersed in music full time since his twenties. For a while he was signed to Elton John’s illustrious label Rocket Records in 1973. This led to two appearances for Radio 1 in Concert supporting Randy Newman and Annabel Lamb respectively. One of his compositions –  “Maybe it’s Just Love”, was covered by Justin Hayward. In 2003 his song “Not a Matter of Pride” was picked up first by Bob Harris and then by Terry Wogan and featured no less than 14 times on Terry’s Wake up to Wogan BBC Radio 2 show and on Breakfast TV.

Julie Wigley

Steve & Julie Wigley are a duo from Derbyshire. Julie is the songwriter and they perform many of her songs, along with songs by some of their favourite songwriters such as Gordon Lightfoot, Hugh Williams and Ralph McTell. They are twice finalists in BBC Song for Lincolnshire.

Steve Wigley

Thursday 7 September 2023

Julian Costello Quartet - Twickenham Jazz Club

Julian Costello

Julian Costello – Saxophone
John Turville – Piano
Andy Hamill – Double Bass
Tom Hooper – Drums

Andy Hamill

Twickenham Jazz Club
6th September 2023

John Turville 

Julian Costello returned to Twickenham Jazz Club with a bag full of new tunes which he will be recording this November. An intrinsic part of the relaunch of Twickenham Jazz Club post lockdown, his music invites the listener to close their eyes and open their soul to a world of warmth, laughter, kindness, frustrations, wistfulness. All expressed by a distinctive musician, a lyrical optimistic man, and his saxophone.

Tom Hooper