So pleased to welcome the amazing Henry Priestman…

Bury Songwriters’ Circle welcomes the brilliant Henry Priestman (formerly songwriter of The Christians) to Walshaw Sports Club on 4th May.

Rumour has it that he’ll be bringing his sidekick ‘Loved Up’ Les Glover so as if our lads aren’t enough there will be a bonus songwriter this week.

A few links to his impressive life work is here and here is a link to his own website.

Meantime here’s a sneak preview.




Rogues Gallery! – The story so far

Newbie David Steven on his Circle Debut
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Ian, Gerry, Joe Solo and Stuart
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New Patron Andy Kershaw with Ian Reynolds-Young
Gerry, Robert Lane, Ian, Garron Frith, Stuart.
Gerry, Robert Lance, Garron Frith and Stuart
Ian, Stuart and Gerry alias Great! SCOT (Songwriters’ Circle on Tour) at their first gig at The Towler.
The lovely and highly talented Edwina Hayes during her solo set
Gerry, Edwina Hayes, Ian and Stuart.
Stuart, Ian, (Inspiral Carpets) Tom Hingley and Gerry
Gerry, George Borowski and Stuart
Ian, Stuart, Tom Hingley and Gerry.
Gerry, Rachel Dawick, The Quiet Loner (Matt Hill) and Desi Friel
Rachel Dawick, Ian, Gerry, Matt Hill, and Desi Friel
The Christmas Do! Toni Baker, Ian, Stanley Accrington, Desi Friel anda Paul Cunningham
Stuart, Ian, Kirk McElhinney, Gerry
Paul McClure, Gerry, Stuart, Andrew Huxley, Ian.
Stanley Accrington
Ian, Tokyo Rosenthal, Gerry and Stuart.
Stuart, Paul Reaney, Gerry and Ian
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Gerry, Ian, Bill Adair, Phil Middleton
Toni Baker, Stuart, Gerry and Ian.

Membership of Bury Songwriters’ Circle

Becoming a member of the Bury Songwriters’ Circle will give you the following benefits. (These will increase as we go along!)


Cost: Entry fee plus £5.00!

What do you get for your membership?

  • Exclusive compilation CD with  tracks from most of our guests from our first year (2015) called ‘One’. It has sixteen wonderful tracks and worth paying a fiver for in itself!
  • You get a snazzy membership card!
  • You’ll be on our mailing list for advance notice of our forthcoming guests.
  • In the event of any special pricing in place (such as for Sally Barker) you will pay less than non-members.
  • More to follow…


Sally Barker is coming to the Circle

We’ve had some amazing songwriter guests performing their own material over the last year and as soon as time allows you’ll be seeing images and pictures of our amazingly grown up evening out with stunning talent.

It is a bit of a coup though that we have Sally Barker joining us on 20th April. She is in the North West for a mini tour and she’s kicking it off with the Circle. You can see her ‘up close and personal’ in the intimate environment of The Circle at Walshaw Sports Club, Sycamore Road, Tottington. BL8 3EG. Doors open at 7.45 with a prompt start at 8.30.

As we expect this to be over subscribed we strongly recommend that you book your tickets in advance. There will however be tickets available on the door.

These tickets have had to be set slightly higher than normal due to the costs of bringing Sally here but we’re confident it will be well worthwhile!

The format is likely to be the same as usual, with Sally singing  her own songs in the round with Ian, Gerry and Stuart followed in the second half with a special solo set – unplugged (of course) and again all her own songs.

Ticket Information:

BSC Members: £8.00  (You can join on the night for an additional £5.00 and get a free compilation CD of the guests from the first year of the BSC)

Advance bookings: £8.00 (plus booking fees) through TicketSource

On The Door: £10.00

If this is your first time, have a wonderful time, join, and come back again regularly!


Latest News

Our latest news, is that we’re becoming newsworthy! In the last few weeks we’ve made it to the Bury Times on two separate occasions and we fully expect more to come.

First of all we announced on our Facebook pages that the legendary DJ and broadcaster Andy Kershaw has recently become our first patron. Its fantastic that we have such support from such a music aficionado. This is covered in The Bury Times here.


Second, we’re delighted to welcome the lovely and amazingly talented Sally Barker on 20th April,  and this too has been picked up by the papers.

You can read it here.

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