Ulverston Live Music

Bringing the best of live folk, blues and acoustic music to the South Lakes    

Unless otherwise stated, events on this page will take place at Ulverston Sports Club, Priory Road, Ulverston LA12 9HT.

Doors are open from 7.45pm.  Performances start at either 8.15 or 8.30, depending on whether there is a support act.




Friday 1st March

The Jon Palmer Band with Edwina Hayes        Tickets £10.00 

Described as "a cross between The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Session Band – with a bit of Waterboys and Saw Doctors thrown in for good measure", this eclectic line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums, with everyone sharing vocal duties.

Frontman Jon is a former winner of the Grolsch UK Songwriter of the Year, and a published songwriter with Sony.

His band are known for their exciting live shows, and wearing their folk rock roots on their sleeves.

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band are currently touring last summer's album, The Silences In Between, which was lauded in the national folk music press, including a five-star review in R2 Magazine.

They have recently re-entered the studio to work on a follow-up record, which is due to be released later this year.

The set-list for the show will be made up of old and new material, based around Jon's solo work.

Excitingly, Edwina Hayes will be providing backing vocals.


The Band will be supported by Mike Willoughby of Striding Edge.

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Friday 5th April

Merry Hell     Tickets £10.00 

Yes!  They are back!

Merry Hell, our all-time favourite folk-rock band are back.  We can promise you another lively evening with the Wigan musical wizards at Ulverston Sports and Social Club. 

Since we last saw them here they have won two awards at the prestigious Folking.com Awards—Best Band and Best Live Act.  If ever a band deserved them it is Merry Hell.

Those of you who have seen Merry Hell before will know all about them.  For those that haven’t yet had that pleasure, then you have a treat in store.

Just watch the video clip link below, and see if you don’t agree.


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Friday 3rd May

Jason Wilson with Marcus Ali     Tickets £10.00 

Dave Swarbrick's Canadian partners-in-crime plays music from his catalogue, the Wilson & Swarbrick catalogue and other goodies!

Jason Wilson and Marcus Ali are set to tour the UK this May. The duo recently took part in a highly successful 14-date tribute to English folk-icon Dave Swarbrick (Jason’s co -collaborator). They will perform new material, as well as tunes from the Wilson & Swarbrick canon. The show promises to present a sublime blend of English and Scottish folk music, Canadian global roots and reggae.

Dr. Jason Wilson is a two-time Juno-Awards nominee, Canadian Reggae Music Award winner and Bestselling Canadian historian from Downsview, Ontario. Born to Scottish immigrants, Wilson has performed and recorded with UB40, Jackie Mittoo, Alanis Morissette, Pee Wee Ellis, Dick Gaughan, Martin Carthy, Ron Sexsmith and Dave Swarbrick.

Jason is joined by the amazing Marcus Ali on sax and whistles. Born in Toronto to Trinidadian immigrants, Marcus is one of Canada’s pre-eminent saxophonists. Wilson and Ali have performed over 1,000 shows together since 2000.

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Friday 7th June

Chris James                     Tickets £10.00 

Details to follow.



Friday 5th July

Landermason                  Tickets £10.00 

Details to follow.



Friday 13th September

Blyth Power                     Tickets £10.00 

Details to follow.


Friday 4th October

Dave Gibb                         Tickets £10.00 

Details to follow.





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