SHAMMICK Acoustic in Combe Martin will be holding its AGM at the Castle Inn on Saturday, followed by another popular instalment of Open Night. All are welcome to take a turn to sing, play or entertain - and anyone who has any suggestions for future concer

SHAMMICK Acoustic in Combe Martin will be holding its AGM at the Castle Inn on Saturday, followed by another popular instalment of Open Night.All are welcome to take a turn to sing, play or entertain - and anyone who has any suggestions for future concerts and events is very welcome to attend the AGM at 7.30pm.Tomorrow (Thursday) Cook Island at Mullacott Cross near Ilfracombe welcomes back its inimitable Open Mike Night with hosts the Average Blues Band.'Tis a bit quiet this week, no doubt revellers have either frozen solid or are hibernating to escape the Christmas hangover...In Ilfracombe on Sunday, however, you can look lively at the Lantern Centre with folk music from 10am. Entry is free.On Saturday the Aggi in Braunton has a free 70s and 80s disco with Coast to Coast from 8pm.On Friday the Average Blues Band, with fellow performer James Millman (no doubt threatened with a washboard if he didn't play,) will be at the Reform Inn, Pilton, to err... wash away the January blues.There's also karaoke on Friday at Sherry's Tavern, as Sod 'em and Sing help to kick off the weekend.On Saturday there's a top charity gig at the Inn on the Square, Barnstaple, with a foursome of bands on stage - Severe Zero, Moving Targets, Hands Tied and Counterfeit Club will all be playing. It is a age 16-plus gig and entry is £3.The Cork and Bottle has karaoke tomorrow and on Friday there should be plenty of Old Skool tunes to see in the weekend, with more tracks form the DJs on Saturday too.On Sunday the Blue Zoots will be hauling their washboards, dirty socks, fandangles - and perhaps a guitar or two - along to Marshalls for an afternoon gig from 3pm.There's blues aplenty at the Joiners Arms in Bideford on Saturday as the lively Devil Delta Blues Band strut their stuff.Tomorrow (Thur) Sod 'em and Sing Karaoke is at Quigley's and on Sunday, the Heavitree Arms.On Tuesday of next week, the Kingsley Inn, Northam, will be holding an acoustic jamming session from 8.30pm, for all who would like to play or listen.The Coach and Horses in Appledore has its weekly dose of live folk tonight (Wednesday) from 8pm. Then on Sunday there's more folksy, bluesy, rootsy music with Tony Finney and Lorraine from 3-6pm.An early heads up for Monday, January 19, when the Rachel Brand Quartet will be playing at North Devon Jazz Cub in the Beaver Inn, Appledore. Rachel is an up-and-coming vocalist singing from a well chosen and diverse repertoire. The gig begins at 8.30pm and entry is free, although a collection is taken for the band. For inquiries, call (01237) 421065.n DON'T forget, send all your gig listings to tony.gussin@archant.co.uk or telephone (01271) 341628. If any regular entries have changed or ceased, please be sure to let me know.