Next Event - October 11th

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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JC and The Moonshine Band

JC and The Moonshine Band are a Kendal based four piece string band who play traditional American Old-time music along with some country ballads. Old-time music is a genre of North American folk music which developed along with various North American folk dances such as square dancing, clogging & buck dancing. With its origins in both African music and the traditional music of Europe, old-time music represents perhaps the oldest form of North American traditional music other than Native American music.

The band members are:

  • Janet Crame: Fiddle, Guitar and Vocals
  • Steve Crame: Double Bass and Vocals
  • Mark Browne: Banjo and Vocals
  • Dan Shiels: Guitar and Mandolin.

'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!