Guest nights at Bideford start at 8pm unless it says otherwise below – we advise you to arrive at 7:30 or thereabouts to be sure of a seat. They finish between 10:30 and 11. There’s no singaround on guest nights, support performers are invited in advance by the MC for the evening.
We don’t charge for tickets but we do pass the box round – please consider how much you might pay for a public concert and then contribute at least the cost of a drink. All club events are financed by the collections taken each week.
Granny’s Attic 14th September
Granny’s Attic are a young group from Worcestershire performing both original and traditional material. Cohen plays concertina and melodeon, George; guitar and Lewis plays violin and mandolin. They were nominated for the BBC Young Folk Award 2014.
If the young Midlands folk trio of Lewis Wood, George Sansome and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, collectively known as Granny’s Attic, are the future of British folk music then you can rest assured it’s in good hands.
That is what Granny’s Attic do so well. They are not just another trio playing music that has been around for years. They have a verve and enthusiasm, sprinkled with a good dose of youthful exuberance and humour, that makes these songs sound fresh and relevant still. It should also be noted that they are fine musicians and use their combined voices to good effect.
Tony Birch of Fatea
Watch and listen to Kiss in the Morning Early
Visit their website
Daniel Nestlerode 12th October
We are pleased to welcome Daniel Nestlerode back to Bideford. Daniel was born in Pennsylvania but is now based in Cambridge. He sings many original songs and also performs traditional material accompanying himself principally on mandolin but also mandola, tenor mandola and guitar.
If you fancy a good dose of Americana/country then you could do worse than have a listen to More Than A Little Guitar, the pun will become obvious when you see the album and find out more about the ex-Californian Daniel Nestlerode.
Listen to Rolling With the Circus
Robb Johnson 9th November
Robb is one of the finest singer-songwriters active in the UK today. His songs are edgy, hard hitting and full of social comment. He featured in the BBC’s “Folk Britannia” series and has worked with many well-known performers including Leon Rosselson and Chumbawumba.
“Britain’s finest songwriter since Richard Thompson”
“The real deal when it comes to songwriting”
Mike Harding, BBC Radio2
Winter Wilson (date to be confirmed)
Kip Winter and Dave Wilson – great harmonies and original songs, accompanied on a range of instruments.
Their superbly crafted musicianship and heartfelt songs and performance are the bedrock which this country’s folk circuit rests and both it and the world would be a poorer place without them.
Folk Radio UK
Listen to At the Dimming of the Day
Winter Wilson’s website