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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

Concerts -UPDATED INFORMATION 18/08/21

We are back up and running folks and have held two concerts with Covid-19 precautions in place, both with limited numbers attending. We restart or Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 programme on 7th September 2021 with David Ingley and be taking new membership subscriptions at that concert. We have followed guidelines from both the Methodist Church, from whom we rent the hall and the UK Government and provided good spacing between seating. If you wish to attend and feel the need to wear a face mask and to sanitise your hands we fully understand your wishes. As with all such events we need to get back to reasonable numbers to enable us to provide the level of artists we all expect and as you can see the bookings for the rest of 2021 and 2022 reflect this. 

As you can see below the dates for 2021 are all confirmed with the artist and we're adding the 2022 artists as we make the bookings. We now have a full programme with Nicholas Martin confirmed for our famous Devon Cream Tea on Sunday 8th May 2022, member s pay £6.00 and guests £8.00. We also will change the format for our Christmas Supper concerts to a Buffet as it reduces the workload and overall costs. These events will also be £6.00 members and £8.00 guests

For our members, you obviously know we had to defer the 2020 AGM from April and this will now be 5th April 2022 to cover both years.. 

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: £15.00 Members admission: Free on Club nights, £4.00 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 £6.00 except where food is provided, see lists for details and prices and for Club Nights we ask for £2.00 admission.

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

2021
July 20thLee Dewsnap
August 17thChris Jones
September 7thDavid Ingley
October 19thAndrew Nix (more details)

Awaiting confirmation

November 16thBrett Wales (more details)

Rearranged concert

December 14thByron Jones B.E.M (more details)

Christmas Buffet Supper concert 7.00pm

2022
February 15thDavid Harrild
March 15thMatthew Bason
April 19thRod Pooley
May 8thNicholas Martin B.E.M. (more details)

Devon Tea Concert 3pm members £6, Guests £8

June 14thJon Smith (more details)

Note 1 week earlier than usual

July 19thElizabeth Harrison (more details)

rearranged from 2020

August 16thChris Powell
October 18thDirkJan Ranzijn (more details)

Subject to confirmation

November 15thMark Thompson
December 20thTony Stace (more details)

Christmas Buffet Supper concert 7.00pm

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