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.
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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.
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.
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.
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|March 20th||Ryan Edwards (more details)|
Apologies for this cancellation due to bad weather - rescheduled for June 2019 see concert listing
|April 17th||Chris Magrath (more details)|
Due to Illness Matthew Bason has had to canel tonight and Chris has stepped in to help us out
|May 15th||David Ingley|
|July 29th||Byron Jones B.E.M (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
|February 12th||Matthew Bason (more details)|
Rescheduled from 2018
|March 19th||Elizabeth Harrison|
|April 16th||Rod Pooley|
|May 7th||Paul Roberts|
|June 18th||Ryan Edwards|
|July 16th||Nicholas Martin B.E.M.|
|August 20th||Michael Wooldridge|
|September 17th||Mark Thompson|
|October 15th||DirkJan Ranzijn (more details)|
|November 19th||Tony Stace|
|December 17th||Chris Powell|
|March 17th||Chris Stanbury|