Events at The Acorn

May

Thursday 23rd May - 8:00 pm

Deborah Rose & Mari Randle + Support from Patrick Aston

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Harmony and haunting melody weave together in the voices of Deborah Rose and Mari Randle, a sound cradled by guitars with a strong sense of story and magic.

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Saturday 25th May - 7:30 pm

The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Hit Farce

Tickets: £15

This inventive and hilarious comedy mystery features 2 fearless actors playing every role in this fast paced farce.

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Sunday 26th May - 7:30 pm

The Williwaw Tour - Land Of Trees & Ryan Edmond

Tickets: Advance £6/Concession £5/Door £8

This May Swedish indie-folk artist Land Of Trees Music and Australian singer/songwriter Ryan Edmond will be heading over to the UK and playing at The Acorn!

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Wednesday 29th May - 8:00 pm

Riot & Lobsters

Tickets: £15/Concessions £12

An evening of the music, songs and whirling words of Nick Darke and Jim Carey.

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Thursday 30th May - 4:00 pm

Noisy Holiday

Tickets: Adults £7/Children £3.50/Family £17. Under 2's free

A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect flying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems.

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Friday 31st May - 7:30 pm

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate + Support Gray Lightfoot

Tickets: £12/Concessions £10

With a new Poet Laureate due to be announced in 2019 Wrighty’s chucking his hat in the ring. He’s on a mission to write poems to unite a nation divided by austerity and Brexit. Can it be done? Can one poet ever really represent an entire nation?

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June

Saturday 1st June - 8:00 pm

Winter Wilson in Concert

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Winter Wilson are back on the road, following a hugely successful UK tour with folk-rock legends Fairport Convention, and now featuring songs from their latest CD Far Off on the Horizon. As with previous offerings, this new album has met with great critical acclaim

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Thursday 6th June - 8:00 pm

Three Of A Kind

Tickets: £6

An evening of Blues, Funk, Folk & Soul performed by three local musicians.

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Friday 7th June - 7:30 pm

Evening of mediumship with Nikki Kitt

Tickets: £11

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information… to give both confirmation and comfort.

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Saturday 8th June - 8:00 pm

Edgelarks

Tickets: £16.50

BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey.

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Sunday 9th June - 7:30 pm

Off Air

Tickets: £8/Concession £6

A new play about broadcasting, Ted Baker & the bomb. From writer Joe Welch, ‘Off Air’ is a story of companionship and frivolity in the face of unimaginable horror. It celebrates the necessity and inevitability of silliness and the survival of the mundane in a truly apocalyptic context. Presented by Muffled Scream Theatre.

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Wednesday 12th June - 8:00 pm

Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys

Tickets: £12

Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step- dancing, he just loves to perform.

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Thursday 13th June - 8:00 pm

Hanterhir

Tickets: Advance £5/Door £6

Often described as psychedelic folk, space rock, freak rock, forest punk and a growing list of comparisons to other bands – “in places not a million miles from Mogwai.”

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Friday 14th June - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dr.Feelgood

Tickets: £20

Formed in Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.

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Saturday 15th June - 8:00 pm

An Evening With Gilmore & Roberts

Tickets: Advance £12/Concessions £9/Door £14

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

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Thursday 20th June - 8:00 pm

The Ollie West Band

Tickets: Advance £7/Concessions £6/Door £8

Cinematic, orchestral pop is a phrase not used frequently by bands to describe their sound, yet for The Ollie West Band this fits perfectly.

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Saturday 22nd June - 7:30 pm

An Evening of Comedy with Holcomb Barratt and Richey

Tickets: £10 Adv £8 Conc

Holcomb, Barratt and Richey is a comedy trio comprising comedy performers from varying disciplines who combine their skills to create humour of the very best.
They each have their own areas of speciality which they display individually, but also work under the group title of Sweet n’ Sour, performing Improvised Comedy.

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Monday 24th June - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Watery Adventures in Film

Tickets: Free entry, Donations welcome

Come on a watery adventure of contemporary films, documentaries, brand-new animations, 1920s archive films accompanied by live music, and artist moving image work from the LUX. An eclectic film screening, part of Jubilee Pool Stories’ celebration of Penzance’s beautiful art deco Lido. 

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Wednesday 26th June - 8:00 pm

Granny's Attic with support from Foxes Fair

Tickets: £12

One of the younger rising star groups on the folk scene, Granny’s Attic have been stunning audiences with their skilled singing and playing over the last few years.

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Thursday 27th June - 7:30 pm

Chris Difford

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £17

Chris Difford is a Grammy-nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years.

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Friday 28th June - 8:00 pm

Kakatsitsi - Master Drummers from Ghana & Mbilou - Bwiti Nganga from Gabon

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13/Children £8

Kakatsitsi are known for their funky, groovy and trancey style of drumming, designed to move western dance floors and built around the style of lead drummer Samuel ‘Injoly’ Addo. Their singing, led by Adotey Johnson also sets them aside from many other African drumming groups.

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July

Sunday 7th July - 8:00 pm

Dom Pipkin

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

“The soul of New Orleans in the UK” Dom Pipkin is at the forefront of piano players keeping the classic New Orleans sound alive.

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Thursday 11th July - 8:00 pm

Darren Page - The Voice of Roy Orbison

Tickets: £17.50

Darren Page – The Voice of Roy Orbison, this show will have you from the start with hit after hit from the catalogue of Roy Orbison’s vast collection

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Friday 12th July - 8:00 pm

Chris Poole

Tickets: Advanced £6/Concessions £4/Door £8

“A blues-rock powerhouse in his own right and accompanied by a hand-selected touring band of professional musicians, a night of Chris Poole’s musical virtuosity will leave you in awe and wanting more!”

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Saturday 13th July - 8:00 pm

Sounds Like The Seekers

Tickets: £15/Concessions £13

Come along and experience again the joyful sound of The Seekers … the carnival isn’t over!

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Sunday 14th July - 8:00 pm

The Shirt Tail Stompers

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

The London based swing band have been making waves all across the world, from Thailand, South Korea and now Penzance! Playing a mixture of traditional and swing jazz, this entertaining show includes singing, dancing and a lot of fun!

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Thursday 18th July - 7:30 pm

Callejondo Flamenco Dance & Music from Spain

Tickets: £12

CalleJondo is the exciting new flamenco show which takes you on a journey from the purest flamenco traditions to contemporary fusion to the wacky and unorthodox. The name CalleJondo comes from the Spanish words “calle” (meaning street), “callejón” (meaning alleyway) and “jondo” (meaning the purest and most serious styles of flamenco).

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Saturday 20th July - 8:00 pm

Plump Dead Thighs & Pretty Blue Eyes

Tickets: £9/Concessions £7

Songs and tales of murder with The Hamoaze Band

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Thursday 25th July - 8:00 pm

William Grant

Tickets: Advance £6/Door £8

William Grant, an emerging indie-folk songwriter from Cornwall, brings a set of original songs, with his band, to The Acorn from his debut album ‘Estate Cars and Holiday Parks’. His music is reminiscent of the golden age of Americana and Folk-Rock of the 1960s and ’70s but retains its own identity which is contemporary and refreshing.

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Friday 26th July - 7:30 pm

Swallow Your Pride

Tickets: Advance £18/Concessions £17/Door £20

Dead Unicorn Ventures presents Swallow Your Pride, the first in a series of events showcasing the best and most diverse in Queer talent.

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Saturday 27th July - 7:30 pm

Heavy Metal - with Ithaca, Geist, Tendrils, Grim Existence.

Tickets: £12

Join us at The Acorn, Penzance for our second annual celebration of heavy music and art. Once again, we are proud to bring you an evening of tasty riffs and stunning artwork.

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Tuesday 30th July - 7:30 pm

Tristan & Iseult

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Tragedy, romance & thrill: A Cornish legend brought to life. Dramatic performance storytelling from Katy Cawkwell.

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Wednesday 31st July - 8:00 pm

James & Black (USA)

Tickets: £14 Adv £16 Door

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of Guerrilla Soul ever since.  The roots of their music spring from the tradition of Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are not a throwback.  The foundation of James & Black is the voices and stories in their songs.  For this duo though, it is all about the musical canvas being the dirt for the flowers, so to speak – fertile soil for the tune itself to grow.

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August

Thursday 1st August - 8:00 pm

She Made Me Do It/Scant Regard + Special Guests

Tickets: £10

She Made Me Do It featuring Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on vocals and Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp, Adam Ant, The Selecter) on guitar.

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Saturday 3rd August - 7:30 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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Saturday 3rd August - 8:00 pm

Wizz Jones

Tickets: Advanced £15/Door £18

‘Hard Times In Newquay, If You’ve Got Long Hair’ was the endearingly absurd refrain performed by that Zelig of British acoustic music, Raymond ‘Wizz’ Jones, when Alan Wicker went down to Cornwall in 1960 for BBC television to report on the area’s worrying upsurge of beatnik activity. Jones is still ’big in Cornwall’ and we welcome him once again to The Acorn.

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Sunday 4th August - 8:00 pm

Robar Music Presents - Katey Brooks

Tickets: £12

Katey Brooks is a rebellious troubadour that resists formula. A devastating songwriting talent that has drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley (Supajam).

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Friday 9th August - 8:00 pm

Dale Storr Solo - New Orleans Blues Boogie & Jazz

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Described by Jazz Journal magazine as the “piano man’s piano man….”, Dale Storr’s musical journey has now brought him recognition as one of the UK’s leading exponents of New Orleans piano.

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Wednesday 14th August - 7:30 pm

LDN Wrestling

Tickets: Adults £15/Children under 16 £12/ £45 for a family of 4

2019 will see the return of the bone-crunching superstars of LDN Wrestling, bringing a host of top American wrestling stars to the ring to face the very best of homegrown talent and fans favourites in a two-hour rip-roaring entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

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Thursday 15th August - 7:30 pm

Old Herbaceous

Tickets: Advance £12.50/Concessions £10.50/Door £14

The much loved one-man play by Alfred Shaughnessy. Starring Giles Shenton as legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar

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Friday 16th August - 8:00 pm

From The Style Council

Tickets: £16 Adv £18 Door

Anthony Harty is the original bass player and the only other person to have played the guitar in The Style Council. With a career spanning 35 years, Anthony has played with over a hundred bands and artists, but it’s The Style Council that remains a firm favourite.

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Sunday 18th August - 8:00 pm

Inkubus Sukkubus - Tales of Witchcraft & Wonder

Tickets: Advance £13/Concessions £11/Door £15

Inkubus Sukkubus are a British pagan gothic rock band with an international following.

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Thursday 22nd August - 8:00 pm

Matthew Gordon Price & Jamie Yost

Tickets: Entry by a donation of £3+. Arrive early as this event is restricted to 60 people only!

Known for his atmospheric highs and soulful grit, Devon’s Jamie Yost blends his own take on poetic lyricism and introspective songwriting. His performances are not shy of raw emotion with comparisons to Daughter, Bon Iver and Matt Corby. Matthew Gordon Price is an alternative folk musician who provides an emotional narrative, with an honest and heartfelt performance, hinting at comparisons to Damien Rice, Marcus Mumford and Glenn Hansard.

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Friday 23rd August - 8:00 pm

Paul Millns, Songs from “A Little Thunder”

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

He is renowned for his unique smoky singing voice, often compared to the likes of Ray Charles, Joe Cocker and Tom Waits, a winning combination with his bluesy piano style. His songs retain his soul and blues background, but range widely in subject matter across social, political and personal relationships.

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Saturday 24th August - 8:00 pm

Boo Hewerdine

Tickets: £12 Adv/£14 Door

The new recordings on ‘Before’ are a perfect contrast of mood and theme to the gloriously rich, full band pop sound of 2017’s acclaimed ‘Swimming in Mercury’ album. This new album finds Boo focused on the art of reduction, consumed by fine details and found sound, songs where the fragility and beauty of life are laid bear with a stark emotive honesty.

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Friday 30th August - 8:00 pm

Phil King

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

As a singer-songwriter, Phil King has the whole Trinity: a beautiful, soulful singing voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. His latest studio album The Wreckage received excellent media attention with Radio 2’s Bob Harris describing him as “Absolutely Brilliant” and a “Song Weaver”

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September

Thursday 5th September - 7:30 pm

Splendour

Tickets: £11

TOUCH theatre presents Abi Morgan’s (The Iron Lady/Suffragette) Splendour: power and human fallibility told from a female perspective.

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Friday 6th September - 8:00 pm

Abba Revival - The Tribute

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

ABBA was a highly respected and family-friendly group whose music continues to thrill young and old alike. Revival continues those principles and provides a show to be enjoyed by all age groups.

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Saturday 7th September - 8:00 pm

Voodoo Room - An Evening of Clapton Hendrix & Cream

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

VOODOO ROOM are an exciting Classic Power Trio, paying tribute to the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream. Featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians, they perform a high energy, world-class show in total appreciation of these musical pioneers from the world of classic blues/rock!!

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Friday 13th September - 8:00 pm

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

Tickets: Advance £13/Door £15

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra combine eccentric humour with high energy roots music from around the globe.   Funny songs, crazy costumes, and virtuoso music!  In addition to Britain, they have wowed festival audiences in Finland, Norway, Belgium, Denmark and Germany.

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Sunday 15th September - 8:00 pm

The Hard Rain Band play the songs of Bob Dylan + support from Elliot Hall

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

Bob Dylan treated his songs as moving vehicles and endlessly changed arrangements, style and presentation. The Hard Rain Band remain true to the creative spirit in Dylan and so interpret not copy the songs of Dylan.

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Friday 20th September - 8:00 pm

T.Rextasy

Tickets: £25

Marc Bolan’s T.Rex, were one of the most flamboyant, charismatic bands of the glam-rock era with a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s. T.Rextasy have performed around the world for over 20 years. They have been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’

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Saturday 28th September - 8:00 pm

Hungrytown in Concert

Tickets: Advance £11/Concession £9/Door £13

Combining spellbinding harmonies with heartfelt storytelling, Americana/folk music duo Hungrytown have been captivating audiences throughout the United States, Europe and New Zealand for more than fifteen years of full-time touring. 

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Sunday 29th September - 7:30 pm

RAT

Tickets: £12/Concession £10

The Rat Affair are proud to present RAT – The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry.

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November

Friday 1st November - 7:30 pm

Robin Ince - Chaos of Delight

Tickets: Advance £15

In this joyous artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity, Robin mashes up the two cultures of art and science and combines them with a bunch of silly voices in a celebration of the human mind, from Bohemians to Black Holes, Dali to DNA. Another of his much-loved stand up sort of lectures and the perfect antidote to the world around us.

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