Songs of Bolton

Booth’s Music and Talent Pool are publishing a songbook and accompanying CD to celebrate 180 (actually now 181) years of Booth’s Music trading in Bolton. The publication will feature original songs, poems and photos from Bolton and the surrounding area from history up to the present day.


Local writers and musicians are encouraged to submit their material to be included in the folio. Chosen pieces of work will be printed up as sheet music and recorded in the Talent Pool studio, to be featured on an accompanying CD. The book will be distributed to various outlets accross the North West region.

Booth’s Music has traded in Bolton since 1832


The intention of this project, alongside marking Booth’s Music’s long standing history of serving musicians accross Bolton, is to celebrate the musical heritage of the area. Many customers and friends of the shop have stories going back decades of the great music venues, bands and singers that Bolton has seen come and go over the years. There are also, of course, a number of famous musicians to hail from the area.



The Palais is one of Bolton’s bygone venues

If you would like to submit a piece of work for consideration of inclusion in this album, you may already have a song or poem that would be suitable. Or, you may wish to write something from scratch based on a place, a person, a historical event or anything else relevant to Bolton and the surrounding area.  The only rule is that all work must be original,and that of the performing poet, artist or band. All styles, genres, ages and abilities are welcome to put an entry forward.


Submissions will begin in spring but if you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Booth’s/Talent Pool and speak to a member of staff, on 01204 522 908.

There are many inspirational places in the area

Article by Colin Liptrot.

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