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LOOK BELOW - IT'S BRILLIANT WE HAVE EVENINGS PLANNED RIGHT THROUGH TO
AUGUST 2018!  NOW KNOWN AS ACORN ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB BUT SAME WEBSITE AS BEFORE

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) 

2018
20th January - ACORN ANNUAL PARTY with an American Flavour:  TRIPLE BILL \- DAVID AND ALICE WHITE - APPALACHIAN DUO, ROGER SMITH - Cornish Banjo Player with sensitive and amusing songs, AND ACORN SHANTY CREW AND FLOOR SPOTS.  Bring and Share food, own drinks.  Wear a hat to the party - there will be prizes!   Raffle as well! Guest Night 88

18th March - Informal Singaround at our home to raise funds for Acorn Acoustic.  Tea and Cakes, Raffle (of course!).   Please phone 07811 744158 for full details. 

19th May - FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE - French Jazz/Blues singer and guitarist.  Absolutely not to be missed - a fabulous performer and a big coup for Acorn Acoustic to be able to book her.
Floor spots and raffle.  Guest Night 89

11th AUG - BOB WOOD - Scottish singer with superb finger picking guitar style for Eileen Ann's Birthday Party - Floor Spots as ever, Bring own Refreshments, Raffle.  Guest Night 90

2017
Saturday 21st January - ACORN CELTIC PARTY - Now see review page and photos
Sunday 19th March - AN INFORMAL SINGAROUND WITH TEA AND CAKES AT OUR HOME 3 - 6 PM - PLEASE RSVP 07811 744158 SO WE KNOW HOW MANY ARE COMING.   WE'VE HAD AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE ON THE DAY WE SENT OUT THE 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!  It is said of this duo, that you would need to go to Chicago to get any better!   Guest Night No 85  Now see review and photos 

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
Now see review and photos 
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
Now see review and photos 

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

Sunday 18th March 2018 - Informal Singaround at our home.  Fundraiser.  Tea, Cakes and Raffle. Phone 07811 744158 

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

Saturday 11th August 2018 - Birthday Party BOB WOOD - Scottish Singer and finger picking guitarist.  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 

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".  
 
 2015 - was unfortunately closed for health reasons
2014
6th Sept - GUEST NIGHT NO 76 - Dana and Susan Robinson - see Review
4th Oct - GUEST NIGHT NO 77 - Inu - see Review
1st Nov - GUEST NIGHT NO 78 - Exmouth Shanty Men - see Review
19th Nov - SPECIAL CONCERT - THE ACORN SHANTY CREW at the Beach Hotel in aid of Minehead Museum
2015
3rd Jan - ACORN ANNUAL PARTY - featuring Darren James Hodge and Home Grown Talent Concert - see Review 
7th Feb - GUEST NIGHT NO 79 - Claude Bourbon  see review 
7th Mar - GUEST NIGHT NO 80 - Jeff Warner - see review
4th Apr - GUEST NIGHT NO 81 - Notts Alliance - see review 
6th Jun - GUEST NIGHT NO 82 -  Geoff Lakeman - see review
 
All being well going into our 15th Season first Saturday September 2016 - we already have artists making enquiries about coming to play at The Acorn Folk Club!
  
Joy, Peace and Tranquillity from
Eileen Ann Moore (Founder) and Jim Parham (Co-organiser) 

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