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.
Friday 4th May
Johnny Campbell Tickets £10.00
''One of folk’s brightest rising stars'' Bright Young Folk.
''If you’re a fan of traditional folk music and folk singers like Christy Moore and Paul Brady then you will love this man’s music.'' London Celtic Punks
A fast, ruthless, uncompromising sound which lends its influences from far and wide. Johnny is also a humorous storyteller and recalls stories of touring from twenty countries and counting, where he's plied his trade. Embracing traditional music from Europe and sometimes frantic Bluegrass style picking, Johnny performs mostly self penned inspiring songs of protest, migration and debauchery.
Johnny will be ably supported by John Lamb
Friday 1st June
Skinner and T’Witch Tickets £10.00
Skinner (Steve) & T’witch (Sandra) are a Leeds based duo performing folk, flamenco and theatre style songs, with driving rhythms, intense harmonies and inspiring lyrics.
Steve started as a sonwriter for travelling theatre shows and is still a prolific writer. He started to learn Flamenco guitar about twelve years ago, and the influence is apparent in much of his music.
Sandra is more folk orientated but also sings classical musical, proud to be a member of the Huddersfield Choral Society. She has performed with many singers during her singing career.
The couple met at a folk club and discovered that their voices were compatible back in 2010. they have performed together ever since.
There is a wide variety of song styles in their repertoire, linked by T’Witch’s multi layered harmonies and Steve’s sensitive, accomplished songwriting and musicianship.
Friday 6th July
Dave Gibb Tickets £10.00
We are pleased to have back Dave Gibb, one of the most requested and popular performers at the club. This will be Dave’s sixth visit to the club, and we look forward to his shows immensely.
He is a consummate guitarist, singer and songwriter and all-round entertainer. Over the years, Dave has released nine albums, including the acclaimed Avalon, Blood and Flame, Giggles and his latest, Motherload.
Hailing from Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway, Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged, song-writing folky from Scotland’s highest village.
Lyrically, Dave is a storyteller and troubadour, determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically, he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles of his heroes, and is one of the more accomplished guitarists on the folk circuit. His not too serious songs reflect his somewhat cynical view of the world and its inhabitants. As a result his songs have titles as diverse as The Leaving (about the Highland clearances) and Mentally Degoolified (about the neutering of his cat), and subjects that range from the death of John the Baptist (Caravaggio’s Eyes) to what life must have been like as a chamber-pot emptier living on the banks of the Yangtze River (Better Life Next Time).
Come along. You’ll enjoy this performance.
Friday 14th September
Flossie Malavialle Tickets £10.00
Flossie really needs no introduction. She is a popular performer wherever she goes, and has been to the club twice, but not since 2015, so it’s about time she came back.
Flossie Malavialle is a French-born singer who has been based in the North East of England since 2002.
Several years on, her profile has gone from strength to strength, and she plays throughout the UK and far beyond. Her collection of twelve albums (so far) is a reminder of how much work and dedication she has put into he music career.
She sings and plays a wide variety of songs in French, English and Spanish, interspersed with a touch of humorous Geordie-French banter which gives her performances a a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’… in any case, fun and emotion guaranteed.
From well-established folk songs to jazz standards, from blues numbers to Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel’s classics, her wide repertoire appeals to all.
Flossie’s powerful yet sensitive rendition of songs combine with her quaint northern twang and humorous banter will no doubt entertain and leave you with a smile.
Friday 5th October
Reg Meuross Tickets £10.00
Based in Somerset, Reg is at his happiest touring, whatever the venue, from small acoustic clubs to the Albert Hall and big festivals across the globe. He has toured UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Festival highlights have included Cropredy, Cambridge Folk Festival, Great British Folk Festival, Auckland Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival and many more.
These shows are spellbinding and Reg Meuross captures the attention and the hearts of audiences of all sizes from festival stage to folk club floor with his beautiful tenor voice, captivating lyrics and mesmerising guitar playing.
Reg first emerged onto the acoustic music scene in the 1980s with The Panic Brothers and has, over the years of touring and playing solo as well as with many other acclaimed artists, developed a style that as Pete Townshend says “allows the listener to embrace the whole breadth of his work over many years without distraction… he sings in the neutral accent of an Englishman who travels the entirety of the British Isles, and tastes all its flavours, influenced by all its most profound national colours. In this he reminds one of Roy Harper or Ewan McColl, recent greats who went before him. Reg’s composing and performing is not bound or influenced by trends or fashion or the need to make a display. Reg will be a good man to listen to when the time comes to look at developing your own way to be your own singer-songwriter.”
South Lakes Music Partnership