PROGRAMME AND CURRENT SITUATION

AS FROM JANUARY 2017 WE WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS ACORN ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB BECAUSE WE ARE BRANCHING OUT INTO PRESENTING BLUES AND JAZZ AS WELL AS FOLK MUSIC.  WE WILL KEEP THE SAME WEBSITE.  ACORN ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB meets at UNITED REFORMED CHURCH HALL, BANCKS STREET, MINEHEAD TA24 5DJ.   Guests of National and International standing are booked on a roughly quarterly basis.  Floor spots, musicians, singers and listeners are all given a warm welcome.   Doors open at 7 for 7.30 pm start and, as many people travel a good distance to attend, we finish at 10.30 pm.  Entry is £7 and there is a raffle to defray costs.   The Club is run on a voluntary and non-profit making basis to uphold top quality folk music in Minehead, giving a platform for professionals and amateurs alike.   If you wish to reserve a spot or a seat please ring 07811 744158 or email acornfolkclub@googlemail.com, but it is OK to just come along.   Bring own refreshments and have a superb evening in this lovely venue with wooden floor, high ceiling and really good acoustics in a warm and friendly atmosphere!    Joy, Peace and Tranquility, Eileen Ann (Founder) and Jim (Co-organiser).
KEEP MUSIC LIVE IN MINEHEAD!    .... Don't let time pass by, but see the colours of a dragonfly .... (EAM)

WE ARE PLEASED TO TELL YOU THAT AFTER MANY REQUESTS ACORN ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB HAS BEEN REVIVED ON A QUARTERLY BASIS, FIRST TWO EVENINGS 13TH AUG AND 15TH OCT 2016 A GREAT SUCCESS - SEE REVIEW PAGE.   NEXT ONE PLANNED IS:

21ST JANUARY 2017 - ACORN CELTIC PARTY - NOW SEE REVIEWS 

SUNDAY 19TH MARCH 2017 - INFORMAL SINGAROUND WITH TEA AND CAKES AT OUR HOME 3 - 6 PM TO SUSTAIN CONTACT - RSVP 07811 744158 - PLEASE CONTACT US SO WE KNOW HOW MANY ARE COMING - PLEASED TO SAY WE HAVE HAD AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE ON SENDING OUT THIS NEWS IN JANUARY! 

Saturday 13th May - PETE HARRIS & JON VAUGHAN - AMAZING BLUES DUO WHO PLAY ALL THE TOP BLUES VENUES - YOU'LL LOVE IT AND A REASON FOR CHANGING OUR NAME TO ACORN ACOUSTIC!   Guest Night No 85 

Saturday 12th August -  Issy and David Emeney - melodeon, guitar, voices, husband and wife duo for Eileen Ann's birthday party.  For more details read future guests.  Guest Night No 86

Saturday 16th September 2017 - Jez Lowe, eminent NE singer/songwriter/guitarists returns to Acorn for third time - we hold a great respect for him.  For more details read future guests
Guest Night No 87

Saturday 20th January 2018 - Party Night with American Flavour.  Appalachian Duo Alice and David White.  For more details read future guests.  Guest Night No 88

Saturday 19th May 2018 - FLOSSIE MALAVILLE - Legendary French Blues singer - NOT TO BE MISSED.  For full details read future guests.    Guest Night No 89

Saturday 11th August 2018 - Birthday Party tba - watch this space!  Guest Night No 90

At all events - musicians, singers, listeners alike all given a warm welcome to this comfortable venue with excellent acoustics, and easy parking. 
2016
Saturday 13th August - GUEST NIGHT NO 83 - Revival evening (near Eileen Ann's birthday!) 
GUEST - PETE MORTON plus Acorn Shanty Crew and floorspots see Future Guests 
for full details   WAS A RAGING SUCCESS!   See Revoew page.

Saturday 15th October - GUEST NIGHT NO 84 - MICK RYAN & PAUL DOWNES 
The duo are among the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene today: "Positively ooses skill and professionalism".   VERY SUCCESSFUL EVENING!  See review page.

PLEASE CONTACT US 07811 744 158 TO BOOK A FLOOR SPOT, OR JUST COME ALONG
EVERYONE, WHETHER LISTENING, PLAYING AND PERFORMING IS GIVEN A WARM WELCOME.
BRING OWN REFRESHMENTS.
£7 ENTRY AND RAFFLE TO DEFRAY COSTS.   RUN ON A NOT FOR PROFIT BASIS TO UPHOLD TOP QUALITY FOLK MUSIC IN MINEHEAD GIVING A PLATFORM FOR BOTH PR0FESSIONALS AND AMATEURS ALIKE.  
 2015
A year off due to health problems

20146th Sept - GUEST NIGHT NO 76 - Dana & Susan Robinson - See reviewand photos  
4th Oct - GUEST NIGHT NO 77 - Inu - See Review and photos   

1st Nov - GUEST NIGHT NO 78 - Exmouth Shanty Men - See review and photos
19th Nov - SPECIAL CONCERT BY ACORN SHANTY CREW in aid of Minehead Museum - see review  and photos   
 2015
3rd Jan - ACORN ANNUAL PARTY featuring DARREN JAMES HODGE & Home Grown Talent Concert - see review and photos  
 7th Feb - GUEST NIGHT NO 79 - CLAUDE BOURBON  - See review and photos
7th Mar - GUEST NIGHT NO 80 - Jeff Warner -  See review and photos
4th Apr - GUEST NIGHT NO 81 -     Notts Alliance - See review and photos 
6th Jun - GUEST NIGHT NO 82 -  Geoff Lakeman - See review and photos 
In fact none of them should be missed - please put in your diaries right away and commit to KEEPING MUSIC LIVE IN MINEHEAD.  
                                                            Joy, peace and tranquility to you all
and we look forward to seeing you
 
Eileen Ann Moore & Jim Parham
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