Shammick Acoustic, Combe Martin, N Devon

Shammick Acoustic is held in Combe Martin, North Devon, England, at The Pack O' Cards, High Street on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

SECOND SATURDAYS This is where the Open Nights started ~ as an environment in which to share songs, words and music, without amplification, to provide somewhere people can perform, and to encourage them to do so. Everybody is welcome, to perform or not, as we go around the room. You can hear poems, stories, modern songs and various musics as well as folk stuff. Occasionally we also have a Visiting Performer, from 'furrin' parts, who we ask to do a few extra items! There is no admission charge, but we pass the pot round during the evening. The income is used to cover costs and to pay for the expenses of Visiting Performers, and to subsidise irregular workshops on a variety of subjects - voice, song writing, instrumental, etc.

FOURTH SATURDAYS Starting in June 2007, Shammick Acoustic started running a series of special guest performer nights on most Fourth Saturdays, which also feature local (and sometimes not-so-local) support spots. Our guests are nationally and even internationally acclaimed performers. There is a charge for admission on these nights, £7.00 (£6.00 if bought in advance) ~ and members of Shammick Acoustic get a further reduction, priced at £6.00 (£5.00 if bought in advance). See the website for programme.

AND ALSO In addition to the monthly/twice monthly sessions, Shammick Acoustic also runs occasional workshops on a variety of topics. See website for details.