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Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club

Telephone Number :  01271 325622

Email address :  Cliveafree@aol.com

Website :  www.barnstaplekeyboardclub.webs.com

Contact name :  Clive Free

Venue address : Roundswell Community Centre, Gratton Way, Roundswell Industrial Estate, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 3NL

About Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club

Barnstaple sits astride the River Taw in North Devon and is at the heart of a delightful holiday and tourist area, with stunning scenery both coastal and country close by. The Town itself dates back to the 10th century and is reputed to be one of the oldest boroughs in the land.

The Barnstaple Organ and Keyboard Club is now in its 50th year, having been formed in 1963. Like many clubs it has had mixed fortunes and changed names and venues many times. It currently has its home in the 'Roundswell Community Centre' which is part of the Sainsburys complex on the outskirts of Barnstaple close to the A39 (The Atlantic Highway).   The Club enjoys a very supportive membership enabling top artistes to be engaged to entertain.

Back in 1963 when "Hammond" first introduced their home organs to these shores, the proprietor of a local music shop on The Square in Barnstaple - a Mr H.W.Whiting  of Nicklins Music Shop (now longer in existence) took the initiative by starting the 'Barnstaple Hammond Organ Society'.  The current name came about in the eighties at which time the Clubs President was Armsbee Bancroft, but upon his passing, Paul Roberts of Ilminster, Somerset kindly accepted the Clubs invitation to take over the presidency, and very supportive he is too.  Indeed he gave our 40th Anniversary concert in October 2003 in his own distinctive style.

Barnstaple and North Devon in particular attract many visitors at all times of the year -- if you are one of these, why not check out our programme and pay us a visit. We can assure you of a warm welcome.

The club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month except for December. Concerts start at 7.45pm

Subscription: £20.00

Members admission: £2.00

Visitors admission: £5.00

Our Venue

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Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club's Photo Gallery

Club President - Paul Roberts River Taw - Barnstaple

Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club's Concert Diary

2014
January 28thPPK Keyboard Trio
February 25thMichael Wooldridge
March 25thChris Stanbury
May 27thDavid Ingley
June 24thTony Stace
July 22ndAndrew Nix
August 26thJanet Dowsett
September 23rdLen Rawle
October 28thDavid Harrild
November 25thRichard Monks