Shammick Acoustic is held in Combe Martin, North Devon, England, at The Pack O' Cards, High Street.
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 interval.  The income all helps club funds and keeps us viable!
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, 10.00 (9.00 if bought in advance) ~ and members of Shammick Acoustic get a further reduction, priced at 8.00 (7.00 if bought in advance). (Membership costs only 8:00 a year, a potential saving of 22 on concerts).  You can find the programme by clicking!


Shammick Acoustic general enquiries to Barbara Brown on 01271 882366 or e-mail

Enquiries about doing support spots on guest nights, e-mail