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Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club

Telephone Number :  01237 475914

Email address :  mikeavis44@gmail.com

Contact name :  Mike Avis

Venue address : Bideford Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Bideford, EX39 2AN

About Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club

Our Club History

We started back in 1968 and, in common with many other Organ Clubs, began life as Bideford 'Hammond' Organ Society. Our present venue is Bideford Methodist Church Hall, High Street Bideford but  please note, the postcode for the entrance from Honestone Street Car Park is EX39 2DQ.

Please contact us for details. Email mikeavis44@gmail.com or 07710 454230

Summer Spectacular 2018 - Our 50th Anniversary . We celebrated our 50th Birthday in real style on 29th July 2018 with a great combined concert featuring our president Byron Jones, The Welsh Wizard and the amazing Dr Kevin Morgan. Music to please everyone and held in the Bideford Methodist Church, using their own organ. Wersi organ and Kawai digial piano. Fantastic performance! We had friends join us from Bristol and Plymouth and we couldn't hold one of these events without a superb tea in the Church Hall, where we normally hold our concerts. The spread was amazing with everything home-made by our members.Getting the Wersi in was a task but worth all the effort involved and thanks to all our own members for helping in every way they could for the logistics and the food. A wonderful Birthday Cake complete with all the keys in correct order was made by our former Treasurer, Margaret Cox and thanks from everyone for that superb effort. It is a remarkable club where without being asked members all contribute in whatever way they can and emphasises how friendly the club is and how we enjoy everything we do.

Concerts 

As you will see below there is a full and varied selection of great entertainers coming to us throughout 2018 so if you live in the area or indeed are visiting then contact us for more information and come along and enjoy the great atmosphere we provide. We are now booked right through the 2018 season and bookings now comleted for 2019 with some artists already booked into 2020. 

Club Nights

One of the club's main features has always been the enthusiasm for promoting participation in live music. The club has a Yamaha EL90 for members to play and we have members who bring along Keyboards and Accordians as well as usually ending up with everyone bringing the evenings to a superb finale. Please note the pre-christmas club night is on Tuesday 27th November to avoid events in the Church.

Our club meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month, excluding May to August, for the Club Nights and generally the 3rd Tuesday is for concerts unless as indicated below, by top class artists unless we have to shuffle dates to get a special artist so check the diary below. The club season is from September to August excluding January each other month we hold concerts and other events. If you like to entertain or be entertained in a friendly informal atmosphere come along and join in.

Our Town and North Devon Area Bideford is a small market town, situated on the banks of the River Torridge. The town has a wonderful history, based mainly around its port and seafaring traditions dating back to before the Spanish Armada. Why not look up Bideford on the internet and pay our club a visit whilst in the neighbourhood. You are assured of a warm welcome and if you are planning a break, take a look at our concert and event programme. You’ll find we have a super line-up of artists for the forthcoming year. The club usually meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm Subscription: £14.00 Members admission: Free on Club nights, £3.00 for all concerts throughout the year, other than the special events which are separately priced.The same admission rates apply to members for Summer concerts except where food is supplied and there published prices apply. Concerts where food is included are required to be booked in advance - costs are advised. Visitors admission to all concerts £5.00 except where food is provided, see lists for details and prices.

Our Venue

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Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club's Photo Gallery

What a spread our famous Devon Tea Cutting the Cake Th 50th birthday cake Kevin play Fats Domino Byron solo Byron & Kevin on our 50th birthday concert

Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club's Concert Diary

2018
March 20thRyan Edwards (more details)

Apologies for this cancellation due to bad weather - rescheduled for June 2019 see concert listing

April 17thChris Magrath (more details)

Due to Illness Matthew Bason has had to canel tonight and Chris has stepped in to help us out

May 15thDavid Ingley
July 29thByron Jones B.E.M (more details)

50th Birthday Special with Dr Kevin Morgan, Methodist Church & Hall admission by ticket

July 29thKevin Morgan (more details)

50th Birthday Special with Byron Jones, Methodist Church & Hall admission by ticket

August 21stIan House
September 18thPaul Carman
October 16thAndrew Varley
November 20thChris Powell
December 18thIan Griffin (more details)

Christmas Supper 6.30 start

2019
February 12thMatthew Bason (more details)

Rescheduled from 2018

March 19thElizabeth Harrison
April 16thRod Pooley
May 7thPaul Roberts
June 18thRyan Edwards
July 16thNicholas Martin B.E.M.
August 20thMichael Wooldridge
September 17thMark Thompson
October 15thDirkJan Ranzijn (more details)

Concert-Show

November 19thTony Stace
December 17thChris Powell
2020
March 17thChris Stanbury