Category Archives: Songwriters’ Circle Events

Who’s coming up next? Stone Roses or Garron Frith?

Whilst thousands sit or stand side by side and have to rely on mega amplification to see a few spots on the stage at The Etihad when The Stone Roses make their appearance, our audience will be seated comfortably.


Circle favourite, Garron Frith, will be within feet of us, unplugged and we’ll hear every word! Make the right choice, come and join us!

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Next time, on the 29th June, we have a a very special guest coming  for his Circle debut. John Doyle is a regular at The Hark to Towler and other local venues however it will be a very rare, unplugged and acoustic John that we’ll see this time.

We spotted him recently doing an acoustic set and were blown away by the strength of his songs so we’re looking forward to having him perform for you. Again, leave the telly, and come out and have a great night with Bury Songwriters’ Circle.

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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.



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 Line Up Announced

Please excuse the current lack of content on the site – this is due to the fact that we all have day jobs and can only get to update this during quiet times! It will be better and before we know it it will be cram packed full of videos, photos, and loads of links and information about us, and of course our wonderful guests.

Meantime, here is our latest line up including our guests booked into 2016. If you’d like to be added to the list – just get in touch


Coming up on 30th September

This is what we know of Bill Adair, our guest this week, 30th September 2015

‘As well as being a fine guitar player Bill Adair is one of Scotland’s busiest and most respected singer/songwriters. Combining influences from folk and blues, Bill’s music addresses universal themes of love, work, loss and redemption and whose award winning songs have won plaudits from all round the world. He is equally at home singing a traditional Scottish ballad, playing blues from the Mississippi Delta or performing one of his own songs, and his performances are complemented by a natural story-telling style that is both thought-provoking and entertaining’


Also standing in for Stuart is local star Phil Middleton. Its Phil’s first time to the Circle and we’re hoping he’ll agree to come back as a guest in the New Year. Watch this space.