Guest performers

Coronavirus update: This page is very much under construction as we catch up with performers and re-book. Come back often!

Guest nights at Bideford start at 8 pm 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.


Sept 23rd, Steve Turner


Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.


Oct 28th, A Devon Evening with Moor Music

Moor music


The evening will be enriched by the performance of Moor Music, led by Mark Bazeley on melodeon, grandson of the legendary Bob Cann.He is joined by Jason Rice,a fine accordionist and Dartmoor step dancer. On banjo will be Rob Murch with his breath taking finger work. This combination will provide us with a vibrant foot tapping collection of  tunes played in the true Dartmoor style.
They will be joined by  Bill Murray, who will amuse and entertain us with his large repertoire of Dartmoor tales and songs.

Mark  (Melodeon and Concertina) and Jason (Accordion) have been playing their instruments since childhood absorbing the unique Dartmoor style from their respective grandfathers Bob Cann and Jack Rice.
Rob (5-String Banjo) also learnt to play finger-style banjo from a young age and has since become one of  the finest exponents of this once popular but now rarely heard style.
Playing in a way that comes naturally to them they have since become one of the best truly traditional acts, doing what they do, simply because they enjoy it

 Special Event: Friday 26th November. Ceilidh at Northam Hall with the amazing Dartmoor Pixie Band. In association with Bideford Ceilidh Club
7:30 – 11pm at Northam Hall. Admission £9. Optional Bring and Share Supper. Further details 01237 476632


We are still booking, or in some cases re-booking, guests for next year. Details, photos, etc will be added later.

Mar 5th, Saturday, Special Event: Magpie Lane at the Pannier Pantry. (The Quay, Bideford) This will be a ticketed event – details nearer the date.

April 7th,  Winter Wilson

April 28th, Wildwood Jack

May 26th, Harbour Lights

June 16th, Na-Mara

October 6th Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter