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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07710 454230
Summer Spectacular 2018 - Our 50th Anniversary . We will not be running a Summer Spectacular in 2017 due to the high running costs for the hire of the facilities. However we have something special for 2018 which marks our 50th anniversary. Welsh Wizard Byron Jones, who is our President will be in concert afternoon and evening at Bideford Methodist Church with Dr Kevin Morgan solo and in duets featuring the Church organ, Wersi Scala and Piano. The well renowned Devon Tea will be servied in our normal club venue of the Church Hall and there is disabled access to all parts of the building. Admisson will be by ticket to enable catering.
As you will see below there is a full and varied selection of great entertainers coming to us throughout 2017 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.
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 28th 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.
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|February 21st||Chris Magrath|
|March 14th||Paul Roberts (more details)|
Please note 2nd Tuesday not usual 3rd Tuesday
|May 16th||Ian Griffin|
|June 20th||Byron Jones|
|July 18th||Phil Brown CT FVCM HonVCM MCP MCDST|
|August 15th||David Harrild|
|September 19th||Kevin Grunill B.A. (Hons)|
|October 17th||Mark Thompson|
|November 14th||Andrew Nix (more details)|
Please note 2nd Tuesday this concert
|December 19th||Nicholas Martin B.E.M. (more details)|
Christmas Supper 6.30 start admission by ticket £9 members, £11 guests
|February 20th||Martin Orbidans|
|March 20th||Ryan Edwards|
|April 17th||Matthew Bason|
|May 15th||David Ingley|
|June 19th||John Cooper|
|July 29th||Byron Jones (more details)|
50th Birthday Special with Dr Kevin Morgan, Methodist Church & Hall admission by ticket
|July 29th||Kevin Morgan (more details)|
50th Birthday Special with Byron Jones, Methodist Church & Hall admission by ticket
|August 21st||Ian House|
|September 18th||Paul Carman|
|October 16th||Andrew Varley|
|November 20th||Chris Powell|
|December 18th||Ian Griffin (more details)|
Christmas Supper 6.30 start