Folk maestro John Kirkpatrick is returning to Shammick Acoustic in Combe Martin this Saturday. The famed musician last visited Shammick in 2008 but remains a prolific performer. An acknowledged and unmistakable virtuoso on a variety of squeezy instruments, John is a leading and well-known interpreter of English folk music and songs, as well as being an exceptional, and frequently hilarious, songwriter. Among the many bands of which he has been a significant member are the Albion Band, The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey and Band of Hope, and following the withdrawal of John Tams last year, he has been offered the job of lead singer with Home Service. With support from local performers, the concert takes place at The Pack O Cards pub from 8pm. As songwriter, composer, choreographer and musical director, he has contributed to more than 60 sixty plays on the radio and in the theatre as well as taking part in the television series Victorian Farm. Tickets are £8 at the door, or £7 in advance from www.wegottickets.com/ShammickAcoustic, or if you are in Combe Martin, you can buy tickets at the Pack O Cards or from Pets Pantry in the High Street.