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iT'S SIMPLY BRILLIANT NEWS THAT WE HAVE GOT EVENINGS PLANNED RIGHT THROUGH TO AUGUST 2018.   PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT OUR PROGRAMME PAGE AND PUT DATES IN YOUR DIARIES!    KEEP MUSIC LIVE IN MINEHEAD AND KNOW HOW TO BE JOYFUL!   I

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)
SEPT 2017 Thanks so much for the review and the pics, and thanks for having me once again at the club. I really enjoyed it, a nice bunch of people.  Best wishes for the future, and hope to see you all again soon.   Jez

I very much enjoyed Saturday evening - Jez Lowe is such a quietly talented man and lovely to listen to.  The birthday cake for all three of us ladies was delicious and I had a splendid time!   SS

MAY 2017 - PETE HARRIS & JON VAUGHAN - We enjoyed playing the Acorn, very good venue, and appreciate audience. Thank you for booking us!  PH
"Wow!!" "Right up my street. " JH
"I couldn't take my eyes off Jon" PP
"Wonderful guitar playing and I didn't know there were so many ways of playing the harmonica (blues harp)"   GW
August 2016 - Pete Morton - We had so much positive feedback - stupendous, amazing, fantastic, fabulous - but mostly how good it is to be back after a year off ....
October 2016 - Mick Ryan and Paul Downes "We had a great time". A very successful evening  CP    All my party enjoyed the evening RL  

Looking forward to attending the next evening and helping you celebrate your birthday,  Thank you for the joy your music gave me,  Louise 


Sept 2014 - Dana & Susan Robinson wrote:
"A delightful club the Acorn is - a real testament to all the many years of work you’ve put into it.  Wonderful to meet you and Jim as well."
July 2014 - Brian Willoughby & Cathryn Craig:  "What a wonderful night. Minehead's Glastonbury without mud and tents. Also "The Acorn Shanty Crew sound brilliant ... PP
May 2014 - Dan Cassidy & James Hickman - Last night was sensational!   GL  and "Another wonderful evening the pair are so enthralling and professional"  JH
JUNE 17th 2015 - Concert for United Reformed Church
Dear Eileen Ann, I just wanted to say how well I thought tonight's concert went; the Shanty Crew were on good form and got the audience involved, I think we all enjoyed ourselves, and looking at the audience involvement I think these local concerts give a lot to many people in a variety of ways. Mike was so happy to have Di there, his joie de vivre was palpable and as always there was a real rapport between Rob and Jenny. What I wanted to say however was how impressed I was with the Victorian set - your voice is always strong and true - as you know I am not really 'musical', but you and Jim came across as very confident and professional and he sang really well and with true feeling, it was a well - deserved triumph. You put so much into supporting all of us, and of course your very gifted daughter and her family, ( I empathise there), your enthusiasm holds us all together !
with much love, Rita
June 2015 Dear Eileen Ann,It was fitting that Geoff Lakeman mentioned his relative’s workhouse experience – and for making the strong point that our folk arts generally, reflect our past origins and are a living heritage for future generations.
I have to say, you organise and run a great folk club across there in Minehead. Many other clubs, nationwide, could learn a lot from The Acorn. I regard what you have going there as an example of ‘best practice’ within the folk world.
JH
AND FROM GEOFF LAKEMAN "I enjoyed the club - and a good singing audience."
July 2013 - Pete Morton/Darren Hodge/Somerset Nightingales/The Triplets:/Acorn Crew and Floor Spots. "Thank you for last night, it was very good,  The main guests were brilliant and so were the floor spots."  PC
Eileen Ann and Jim aka The Somerset Nightingales on stage at the Cornwall Folk Festival at Wadebridge
Mar 2014 - Thank you for a lovely evening. It was great fun! We hope our paths cross at a festival sometime in the year! Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
May 2013 Brilliant club with bags of atmosphere and so welcoming" SS
We appreciate all the hard work you put into making the Acorn one of the most high-profile clubs around ..." (AW)
 
"Thanks Eileen Ann for the great review;  Phil (Beer) had a lovely time"  VW 
 "Thanks for sending that lovely review - very well written and very flattering - and thanks again for a lovely night and your unparalleled hospitality."  Paul Downes x
The Acorn Folk Club upholds traditional and contemporary folk music on eight first Saturdays and is committed to bringing the best professional performers possible to Minehead.

For our 14th Season we have international guests, leading artists on the current folk scene and outstanding features, whom we have seen and heard before booking.

Many of our guests have received BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and also appear at festivals and other clubs
 
There is always a warm welcome for everyone. We like to share cake on birthdays and anniversaries; in January we have our Annual Party, and in the summer our Annual Dinner, to round off the season.

Our new venue of the United Reformed Church Hall in Bancks Street, Minehead, has excellent acoustics and warm and clean facilities, and we are able to bring our own drinks and refreshments there - thus keeping costs down considerably.    Also Minehead "the gateway to Exmoor" is a good place to visit, and people further afield find it's worth coming for the whole weekend.  

The Acorn Folk Club was founded in 2002 by Eileen Ann Moore and her late husband John. She continues with the help of Jim Parham. The Acorn is run on an entirely voluntary basis and not for profit. It gives professional and amateur performers a platform, and gives listeners the opportunity to meet artists and hear good folk music in a warm and friendly environment, with plenty of space for banter and chat between acts and during the break.

We follow the very good example of Somers (Worcs), the Hoy at Anchor (Essex), and Bodmin, all long established clubs, (to name but a few).  We start and finish on time, face the listeners when we perform, and show performers courtesy.

We look forward to seeing you at The Acorn Folk Club whether as a loyal regular, someone who comes occasionally, as a newcomer or a visitor.

Joy Peace and Tranquillity*

Eileen Ann and Jim
* from Eileen Ann’s Song “Peace in Minehead”

Contact details:
www.acornfolkclub.co.uk
http://www.wegottickets.com/acornfolkclub
Tel: 01643 709394 – Mobile 07811 744158

Email:
acornfolkclub@googlemail.com

 "We have talked about it often, since our visit and reckon it is one of, it not the best we have been to." (RD of Somers Traditional Club) 

Artwork and Brochure, Website Management

                                                Albert Owen 

TO CONTACT EILEEN ANN or JIM, ORGANISERS OF THE CLUB, PLEASE SEE RIGHT SIDE MARGIN ABOVE - 07811 744158 or click on "to send an email" ....

How to find the Acorn Acoustic Music Club

See link on right hand side under CHANGE OF VENUE

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OBITUARY - JOHN TERENCE MOORE

(1939 - 2005)

Founder of the Acorn Folk Club in September 2002

 

  
ACORN ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB 
FORTHCOMING DATES: 
SATURDAY 20th January 2018 - 
ACORN PARTY - TRIPLE BILL:  Alice and David White - APPALACHIAN DUO, ROGER SMITH - Cornish Banjo Player and ACORN SHANTY CREW. FLOOR SPOTS.  Party Night.  Bring and Share food.  Wear a hat (prizes) ....  
19th May 2018 - FLOSSIE MALLAVILLE - See Future Guests
11th August 2018 - Birthday party tba 
Always floor spots, musicians, singers, listeners alike all given a warm welcome!

COME SEE EILEEN ANN'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
"Making a Difference", "The Colours of a Dragonfly" (music & lyrics by Eileen Ann Moore) and "Slumber Ye Well" by the late Graeme Miles with Jim Parham
together as The Somerset Nightingales. Youtube Channel set up, filmed and recorded by Albert Owen.
COME SEE EILEEN ANN'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Slumber Ye Well recorded by Albert Owen
and see Jimbo's Photos and Videos from festivals by clicking on No 3 on the left hand margin ....
Your comments:
Thank you for making us so welcome at the Acorn Club,
we both enjoyed the evening very much - whenever we are in the area we will make a point of visiting again (RC)
We had a great time at the club and the hospitality was wonderful (Damien Barber)
"Many thanks for the wonderful evening at The Acorn as well as your very generous hospitality." (Dan McKinnon)
"We have talked about it often, since our visit and reckon
it is one of, it not the best we have been to."
(RD of Worcester))

A REALLY BEAUTIFUL CAMPSITE OVERLOOKING THE SEA AND
NEAR TO THE CLUB AND FULLY RECOMMENDED:

The Caravan & Camping Club - non members welcomed. Minehead
Club Site, Hill Road, North Hill, Minehead, TA24 5LB 01643 704138
Pete & Yvonne - welcome tents and campervans - hill is too steep for
towing caravans, but there are other sites in the town.
MAP FOR UNITED REFORMED CHURCH HALL:
plenty of street parking
Click on the link to get a map A is the church
click on the picture and go left to see the car park.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 


 
 
 
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