Jim Causley is at Shammick Acoustic in Combe Martin this Saturday

Folk singer and Devon favourite Jim Causley returns to Shammick Acoustic with a seasonal treat at the Pack O’ Cards in Combe Martin this Saturday (December 10).

A Causley Christmas offers festive music from the five times Radio Two Folk Award nominee, who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native West Country.

He has a natural gift for interpreting this style, with a deep, rich voice - sometimes accompanying himself with accordion - and a relaxed stage presence.

As well as working and recording solo, Jim has been combined with other renowned musicians and singers: Lauren McCormick and Emily Portman as Devil’s Interval, and Essex musicians Mawkin as Mawkin: Causley and has toured with Waterson:Carthy, Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby.

A while ago, he set to music many of his relative Charles Causley’s poems, and recorded them in Charles’ cottage to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his death.

He has recently been commissioned to set to music the poems of Cornish poet Jack Clemo, in honour of the centenary of his birth. This has resulted in a new album, The Clay Hymnal with Clemo expert, Luke Thompson and a number of Cornish musicians.

With great variety in his repertoire, Christmas or not, a warmly merry evening can be guaranteed!

There is support from Hampshire singer Doug Bailey plus local performers Tom and Barbara Brown and the concert is at 8pm.

Tickets are £8 at the door, or £7 in advance from www.wegottickets.com/ShammickAcoustic, or if you’re in Combe Martin, visit the Pack o’ Cards or Pets’ Pantry, High Street.