“No shindig is half complete without that famous polka beat
That’s why they invite me, I suppose
Waltzes, strathspeys, eightsome reels, now you know how good it feels
Crank that handle babe, away she goes”
— Richard Thompson (Don’t sit on my Jimmy Shands)
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Twyford
Folk Music
Workshop

Twyford Folk Music Workshop

Been meaning to start playing again? Made progress but unsure how much? Need a regular event to keep you practising? Our monthly workshop could be for you…

Some TFMW members
Some TFMW members photo: Mark Iliff 2023
  • traditional tunes are surprisingly varied, short enough to learn but long enough to be interesting, and often rather catchy
  • we issue scores in advance, which gives everyone a chance to play to the best of their ability (and avoids those awkward moments when conflicting versions of the same tune are going on at once).

Twyford Folk Music Workshop meets at St Mary’s Church Centre, Twyford to play folk, country dance and traditional tunes – mainly from the British Isles – on the first Wednesday of every month 8.00–10.00 pm. There is a small charge of £5.00 per meeting to cover room hire.

We welcome anyone over 18 who plays an acoustic instrument in C to a reasonable standard and can read treble clef scores (& chord symbols) – see Briefing for more details on suitable instruments.

Our members come from Reading, Wokingham, Woodley, Henley, Maidenhead, South Oxfordshire and further afield, as well as from the Twyford area, and play fiddle, flute, recorder, melodeon, concertina, mandolin, guitar, bass and keyboard.

Next workshop: Wednesday 01 May

Unsure whether it’s for you? Contact Colin McEwen to discuss your concerns, or to arrange to come along and find out – no obligation¹.

¹except the attender charge

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