Next Event - September 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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Steve Higgins with Gerry Kennedy

Steve started playing around the Manchester folk clubs in the mid-seventies with a mixture of traditional and contemporary folk songs. Being of Irish descent his first influences were the Clancy Brothers and the Dubliners before the music of Tom Paxton, Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot began to influence his playing. Steve also has a love of classical guitar and piano which have influenced his own guitar accompaniment. These days his repertoire covers a wide range of traditional and contemporary songs.


'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 a variety of 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.

There is no formal admission charge but a collection is taken during the evening to cover the guest artists' expenses. The suggested contribution remains unchanged at £5. 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!