Events at The Acorn

All the latest live events happening here at the Acorn.

June

Wednesday 20th June - 8:00 pm

Katie Kirk & Rick Williams, Neil Davey & Steve Hunt

Tickets: £12/Penzance Folk Club Members £10

An evening of music presented by the Penzance Folk Club

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Thursday 21st June - 8:00 pm

MR TEA AND THE MINIONS

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Originally a dictatorship formed by the cunning Mr Tea, the Minions have since overthrown him and their chaos has brought forth a musical democracy where cheekiness, fun and a love for the music bind the band together into one massive colorful explosion!

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Friday 22nd June - 8:00 pm

COCO AND THE BUTTERFIELDS

Tickets: £12 Advance £15 Door

CoCo and the Butterfields are an English indie-pop band, from Canterbury, Kent. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Dulcima Showan, guitarist and vocalist Tom Twyman, keys player Jamie Smith, guitarist Rob Wicks and bass player Patrick Channon.

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Wednesday 27th June - 7:30 pm

Tim Winton in conversation

Tickets: £6

Fierce and lyrical, The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton is a story of survival, solitude and unlikely friendship. Most of all it is about what it takes to keep hope alive in a parched and brutal world.

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Thursday 28th June - 8:00 pm

Black-Eyed Nancy with special guests Boundless Brothers

Tickets: £8/Concessions £6

Formed early 2017 Black-Eyed Nancy hit the Cornish Folk scene & has since flourished into a diverse & exciting blend of alt-folk, rock & traditional music. Hailing from Cornwall, Boundless Brothers effortlessly fuse the genres of Pop/Folk-Rock and have been described as ‘ones to watch’. – Acoustic Magazine

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Friday 29th June - 8:00 pm

The Witches and Wizards Vaudeville Evening

Tickets: £15

An evening of comedy, verse, mystery and imagination, music and dancing

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Saturday 30th June - 8:00 pm

Reg Meuross

Tickets: Advance: £12/Door £13/Concessions £11

Reg Meuross will be touring until Summer 2018 with FARAWAY PEOPLE, the second in his solo trilogy of albums (the first being DECEMBER), plus a surprise new release (out on February 2nd) SONGS ABOUT A TRAIN.

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July

Sunday 8th July - 8:00 pm

Celtic Fiddlers

Tickets: £7/Concessions £5.50/Child £4/Family £18

The finest celtic fiddle group you are likely to hear! An exciting, foot-tapping evening of an exciting blend of both new and traditional fiddle music from Cornwall and northern Europe.

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Thursday 12th July - 8:00 pm

TEYR & The Twisted Twenty

Tickets: Early bird £8 (first 20) / £10 general advance / £12 on the door

TEYR and The Twisted Twenty join forces for a spellbinding double bill full of tales, melodies and musical journeys. Multi-instrumental folk trio TEYR and baroque-folk ensemble T20 offer two radically different perspectives on British folk music, exploring new and old ley lines through traditional music. Here the two acclaimed bands collaborate to bring you the Gales and Tall Tales Tour 2018.

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Friday 13th July - 8:00 pm

ENNOR with special guest Chris Haddon

Tickets: Advance £8/ Door £10

Join ENNOR and very special guests for a night of new indie, folk and rock music at The Acorn.

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Saturday 14th July - 8:00 pm

The Schmoozenbergs

Tickets: £11 Advance, £10 Concessions, £13 Door

Two duelling guitars, a violin and double bass come together to make a lively show full of catchy tunes, intricate musical interplay and playful improvisation.

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Friday 20th July - 8:00 pm

RSVP - Bhangra band

Tickets: Advance £12/Concession £10/Door £14

Every show comes with an introduction to Bhangra dance – everyone’s included with RSVP’s emphasis on partying Punjabi style. With musicians wholly rooted in an authentic living tradition, yet unafraid to innovate, this is the ultimate celebratory Indian music.

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Saturday 21st July - 8:00 pm

Dean Friedman 40th Anniversary Tour - "Well, Well" Said the Rocking Chair

Tickets: £20

 Friedman’s consummate songwriting and performing, have earned him a loyal international following, devoted to the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith. 

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Sunday 22nd July - 8:00 pm

The People’s String Foundation DUO - Ben Sutcliffe & Zaid Al-Rikabi

Tickets: Advance:£8.50/Concessions £7.50/Door £10

The Acorn Theatre is host to a rare duo performance which is sure to set your heart racing, get your toes tapping and warm the soul with spirit and grafter’s hearts.

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Wednesday 25th July - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wenna's Wonderful World

Tickets: £7

Theatre Arts Fun for children (2-6yrs) and their parents.

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Friday 27th July - 8:00 pm

Dom Pipkin – Solo and Smokin’ Boogie Show

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

One of the most authentic and spirited players of blues and New Orleans piano in Europe today. Dom Pipkin has appeared live all around the world and on TV and radio, winning and wowing fans with his electrifying live performances.

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August

Thursday 2nd August - 8:00 pm

Ben Hutcheson & Al O'Kane

Tickets: £6 advance, £8 door

An emerging Folk Rock artist from South West England.
Ben Hutcheson bridges the storytelling gap between Passenger, Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw making him an act to look for in the near future.

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Friday 3rd August - 8:00 pm

Wizz Jones

Tickets: £15 Advance £18 Door

“Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London’s Soho in the late 1950’s.

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Saturday 4th August - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Flame Market

Tickets: Free

First and Last Artisans and Makers Enterprise – Quality handmade items by local artisans.

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Sunday 5th August - 8:00 pm

Phil Cooper

Tickets: Advance £8/ Door £10

Phil is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds.

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Saturday 11th August - 8:00 pm

Holder and Smith

Tickets: £11 Advance, £13 Door

An evening with the music of the Guitar and Violin virtuosi Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli played by two of this country’s finest exponents of this style. Expect to be flown back in time to the dance halls of the 1940s with this homage to the Quintet of the hot club of France.

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Sunday 12th August - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mirva Gallery Collective Presents Tropical Summer Artisan Event

Tickets: Free

Meet our makers and see what they do! Potter’s wheel experience £6

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Saturday 18th August - 8:00 pm

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

Tickets: £16

The Darkside of Pink Floyd – an established touring band dedicated to the accurate reproduction of the best Pink Floyd LIVE performances

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Thursday 23rd August - 8:00 pm

Escaped Alone

Tickets: £9

Touch Theatre is committed to bringing strong political drama to local venues and is delighted to return once again to the Acorn with an all female cast in this powerful work from one of Britain’s leading playwrights. 

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Friday 24th August - 8:00 pm

Phil King

Tickets: Advance £7/Door £9

“Absolutely Brilliant. He is a Song Weaver” – Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

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Friday 24th August - 8:00 pm

The Odd Folk + Support Live in Penlee Park

Tickets: £10

“…The best folk band you’ve never heard of!” say The Guardian. A passionately ramshackle quintet, playing their own brand of “triumphant folk” while journeying up and down the country in a vintage Renault 4! Recently seen supporting young troubadour Johnny Flynn and folk legend Steve Tilston, and equally at home on the main stage of the corner of an old barn, the boys treat each ‘giggle’ with the same gusto and aim to make people smile and bounce! 

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Wednesday 29th August - 8:00 pm

Chico Chica

Tickets: £7/With tapas £12

Led by composer Barbara Snow and lyricist Tom Hannah, this four-piece band takes myriad ingredients: tango, chanson, rai, rumba, jazz and cabaret and then stir fry them in the wok of the musicians’ collective subconscious to form an unforgettable evening of song and entertainment.

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Thursday 30th August - 8:00 pm

The Blackheart Orchestra

Tickets: £10

Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.

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September

Saturday 1st September - 8:00 pm

Pool Under The Prom

Tickets: £8

Camidge and Stringer are committed to bringing the past to life by revealing the lives of ordinary local people. They have developed a reputation for their vigorous – and humorous – treatments of history, which have been performed at venues throughout Cornwall.  Their shows have included Dylan Thomas in Cornwall and Wilkie Collins ‘Rambles Beyond Railways’.

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Saturday 8th September - 7:30 pm

Folklore

Tickets: £8/Concessions £6.50

Folklore entwines three past folk stories from across the South West to form a new narrative using contemporary dance and puppetry to show the characters interaction. Original music is composed by Dorset folk-duo Ninebarrow bringing the extra dimension of colour to each scene. Brought to you by Off The Map Dance Company.

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Sunday 9th September - 8:00 pm

My Darling Clementine

Tickets: £13

For what began life as something of a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish,  a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets of the 60’s and 70’s , My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape. 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, numerous accolades and awards have placed the band at the forefront of the burgeoning Americana scene

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Thursday 13th September - 8:00 pm

My Sweet Patootie Canada in Concert

Tickets: £13

My Sweet Patootie embraces the fun that makes live music so intoxicating. With a sly wink and a grin, they draw you into a world of carnival barkers and nostalgic romantics, making you feel like you’re a part of it all.

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Friday 14th September - 8:00 pm

Will Keating & Special Guests - Cornish Folk Concert

Tickets: £11 Advance £9 concessions £13 Door

Cornish Folk songs delivered with passion and presence, honesty and intensity. A fitting tribute to the everlasting songwriting of Harry (Safari) Glasson and others before him.. Wills velvety tones combined with world-class musicianship will have you singing along and tapping your feet. Simply a night to remember.

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Saturday 15th September - 8:00 pm

Hendrix, Clapton & Cream performed by Voodoo Room

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Paying tribute to both Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream – Voodoo Room are a stunning high energy “Power Trio” featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians, whose credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Lulu etc.
NO WIGS, NO PANTOMIME – JUST GREAT MUSIC PLAYED BY GREAT MUSICIANS!

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Thursday 20th September - 8:00 pm

The FB Pocket Orchestra

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Takes its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime & popular dances of the 1920/30s & earlier.

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Friday 21st September - 8:00 pm

Lucid

Tickets: £11

Lucid have a distinctive Folk-Rock sound driven by brilliant vocal harmonies! Their unique honed sound is woven together with violin, guitar, bass and keys, all of which are played to the highest Calibre!

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Saturday 22nd September - 8:00 pm

Rainbreakers

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Rainbreakers create tasty and soulful melodies within a garage-rock style. Clearly having a foothold within the sounds of their own generation, they are quickly building a reputation for being one of the freshest live bands to surface from the UK.

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Saturday 29th September - 8:00 pm

James and Black

Tickets: £14 Advance £16 Door

For those who had never seen Otis Redding or Aretha Franklin perform, go to a concert of Bruce James and Bella Black – this is the best option to close your eyes and go back to pure American sound whose songs echo to this day, for connoisseurs and non-connoisseurs alike. Bruce with his street poetry – “past tense is no more than last night’s wine” – Bella with her voice that tears thoughts and frees the mind of the listener

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October

Thursday 4th October - 8:00 pm

Rachel Harrington

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £9/Door £11

From the Pentecostal pines of Oregon, Rachel Harrington has been a Bob Harris favourite for some time now. Her fifth studio album (out September 2018) is a home-coming of sorts. Hush The Wild Horses is the result of five years largely off the road, homesteading in Oregon, being with family.

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Friday 19th October - 8:00 pm

Kelly Oliver

Tickets: £12

Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who ‘blends traditional with bold, indie-pop’.

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Saturday 27th October - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Hazel O'Connor

Tickets: £18

With Clare Hirst on sax/backing vocals (Bellestars/Communards/David Bowie) & Sarah Fisher on keyboards/ backing vocals (Eurythmics)
2 sets plus a special Meet & Greet after the show – you’re in for a treat!. Unmissable, book early!

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November

Friday 2nd November - 8:00 pm

The Fleetwood Mac Songbook

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

‘Welcome to our little soirée !’

‘The Fleetwood Mac Songbook’ is made up of six experienced musicians who are dedicated to celebrating one of the all time great Rock, Pop & Blues bands in the World – FLEETWOOD MAC.

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Saturday 3rd November - 8:00 pm

Baka Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour

Tickets: Advance £14/Door£16/Concessions£12

2018 is Baka Beyond’s 25th anniversary. In October 1993 their groundbreaking album ‘Spirit of the Forest’ hit the scene to great acclaim. The release is regarded as a classic of the genre.

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Saturday 17th November - 8:00 pm

Dale Storr

Tickets: £11 Advance £13 Door

“If there is a better New Orleans style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special” – Blues In Britain magazine

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Penzance,
Cornwall,
TR18 4BU

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