Next Event - December 13th

Silverdale Hotel - 7.30 for 8.00 pm

The music starts at 8 pm please arrive in good time to find seats

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Bandersnatch are a five-piece group led by Ed McGurk (sadly one of the members in the picture is no longer with them). They were our guests for the first time in 2011 and gave us a great evening. They play a wide range of instruments, including a viola and their material ranges widely from British traditional to Americana, all presented in well thought out arrangements, played with panache and sung with conviction. The Topic Folk Club, Bradford wrote: thank you for a wonderful evening.... top marks for choice of songs. arrangements and superb harmonies.

'Bits and Pieces' - What is it?

'Bits and Pieces' is a once-a-month event in Silverdale, Lancs, where you can hear good live music and an occasional readings. Each month we have guest artists, who are supported by the resident band - The Limestone Pavement Artists - and performers selected from the audience. 

We are now looking forward to our 17th season. The atmosphere is informal and the dominant musical form is folksong. The evenings are divided into three 'halves' with the guest artists finishing each section, so variety is assured. Audiences number around forty, who come from a wide area, and, though most are fairly local, we attract people from Kendal, North Yorkshire, even Barrow-in-Furness.

Entry is £5 per person to cover expenses and you will find us in the lounge - on your right as you enter the hotel. There is a bar that is open before the start and in the breaks between the three 'halves' of the evening. Cheers!

'Apples in Winter' at Bits & Pieces - February 2017

A great night - the marmite song was to everybody's taste!