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 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

Sean Taylor                      Tickets £10.00 

Sean Taylor is coming back to Ulverston after an absence of about eighteen  months. He is kindly helping us out after the scheduled artist had to cancel unexpectedly.  I will be very pleased to see him again and so will many of our regular customers.  He is an extremely memorable performer and we are often requested to bring him back to the club.  I know many people who would like to take him home with them!

''Superbly tailored songs'' (Four stars) Daily Mirror 
''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars)  
Mojo Magazine 
''A star in the making ...a superb talent''  

Sean Taylor’s unique songwriting is a late night cocktail of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Jack Kerouac; With voice that is a cross between John Martyn and Van Morrison and a guitar style that sounds like an acoustic Stevie Ray Vaughan jamming with JJ Cale … His live shows fuse world class songwriting with stories from the road.

Promoting his new album ‘The Path Into Blue’ Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the international roots and blues circuit.  

Sean Taylor plays over 150 gigs around the world every year touring solo and with his band.

His new album was recorded in Austin, TX with legendary producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco) ... Sean has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses, John Mayall & Arlo Guthrie. 

 "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb

''Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream'  Classic Rock 8/10

 ''A fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.' Danny Thompson.


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Friday 7th June

Chris James                     Tickets £10.00 

Text Box: It gives us great pleasure to welcome back our favourite blues singer and guitarist  Chris James.
Its been three years since he was last here and we've missed him.
'Drawing inspiration from the great bluesmen of the past such as Robert Johnson, Reverend Gary Davis and Big Bill Broonzy, Chris delivers an evening of authentic, raw, acoustic instrumentals and songs. With his warm, charismatic personality and laid back manner, Chris makes it all look so easy as he swings into action with ragtime tunes, Chris James is at his very best when he involves the audience and they have no hesitation in belting out the choruses to Jesus On The Mainline and Old Time Religion. He is able to draw out an authentic Mississippi Delta sound and has the voice to match…'

Text Box: Review from Blues Matters magazine June/July 2018, from 2 sets at the Scarborough Top Secret Blues Festival:

Text Box: “Downstairs to the Promenade Lounge to see Chris James next, a quieter contemplative crowd here. More delta blues mixed with a bit of old-time religious tunes, his stripped-down version of Irene Goodnight hit the spot.”

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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 

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