Silver Bough in the 1970s! 28 May 22

At last, Ceilidh dancing is back and Silver Bough were delighted to be playing at an overdue 70th birthday party – with a 1970s theme – at the Fentham Hall, Hampton in Arden, Solihull on Saturday afternoon 28 May.

The weather was so pleasant that the 70 plus people attending Sheila’s Covid-deferred 70th birthday party didn’t want to stray far from the outdoor pig roast and refreshing drinks and so the band morphed into Gospel Bell and played outside until the pig had all been eaten! Suitably nourished, a very happy audience of people in amazing 70s outfits came to listen to our warm-up tunes and happily danced as Jackie guided them through the steps, Donald, Ben and Richard played and Rachel and Jackie demonstrated the dances.

It was fun to watch this happy group of people dancing from our position on the stage – clearly ABBA style 70s platform shoes and high boots are not the best footwear for dancing but they did it! Our thanks to Sheila for inviting us to play for her delayed 70th and for a warm welcome, generous hospitality and great dancing!

Left to right: Jackie, Sheila (in her ABBA outfit!) Donald, Richard and Ben