Guest performers

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.


Nick Dow July 19th


Nick has been singing and collecting traditional songs for over forty years.  He has a particular interest in the music of travelling people. Nick is acknowledged as an expert in West Country folk song. He sings both unaccompanied and with guitar.

With his fine rich voice and superb guitar playing you will hear a great ballad singer of English traditional songs. His Latest CD “ My love you have won to keep” has had rave reviews.

Black Diamond Folk Club

Nick singing Just as the Tide Was Flowing

Winter Wilson  6th September


Dave Wilson and Kip Winter.  Dave plays guitar and writes many of the songs that they sing.  Kip is a multi-instrumentalist and also a fine singer  They have recently toured with folk-rock legends Fairport convention.

“Dave Wilson’s songs pull no punches when relating to the sights and sounds of everyday local life, and are complimented by Kip’s powerful and emotional voice.”
Daily Telegraph, January 2018

Video of To Hell with Monday Morning

Winter Wilson’s website

Proper English 25th October


Proper English are a singing trio (and also a Barn Dance Band) performing traditional English songs with a lively and entertaining style.  Between them they play  Fiddle, concertinas, melodeon, cello, guitar and banjo.

Proper English at the FolkEast Festival

Proper English’s website