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.
Dave Swarbrick Tribute Tour Tickets £15.00
Swarb! It Suits Him Well , is a touring tribute of minstrel friends that have come together to celebrate the great Dave Swarbrick and his music.
Mike Willoughby will be our support act for this concert
Friday 2nd February
Simon Kempston Tickets £10.00
Simon Kempston last played Ulverston Sports Club six years ago. I can’t believe we have left it so long to get him back. In those six years Simon has developed a huge following in Germany and Switzerland.
Simon Kempston himself is as unassuming as they come; he possesses a kind of laid back charisma and old school charm that entirely suit his style of music and underplays the genius that is his musical talent. It is clear that the guitar he plays has been with him all his life – it is like an extension of his arm.
The set he plays is a mixture of song, classical and instrumental music, and is entirely acoustic. Two guitars make an appearance, as do several knowing smiles as his audience laugh with his easy humour. His set is punctuated with openly honest stories of his life as an artist and the beautiful and varied inspirations for his songs.
This is a show with more than just music. But the music at its heart is sensational in the most literal sense.
Friday 2nd March
Jon Palmer Band Tickets £10.00
The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a highly acclaimed 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums. Everyone sings!
Describing the band 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”, Leeds Music Scene said the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band left them “spellbound and desperate for more!” Jon is a former winner of the Grolsch UK Songwriter of the Year, and a published songwriter with Sony.
“a cracking new album” – Mike Harding
“Should there be any justice, ‘The Silences In Between’, will be the album that raises Jon Palmer Acoustic Band from Yorkshire’s ‘best kept secret’ to wider recognition.” – FolkWords.com
“The bottom line is that this is a superb album of 21st century folk-rock. Go out and buy it in thousands and make the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band rich and famous.” – Folking.com
“I never tire of this band, soaring songs, sing-along choruses… and passion. Perfect! Do yourself a favour and acquire Live at Otley Courthouse. Do yourself a second favour: go see them at their live best” 5 Stars – R2 Magazine
“A blur of hedonistic delight” – Fatea Showcases
“Jon Palmer is a very fine songwriter… if the band were a heavy electric group they’d be The Levellers, but that would lose the subtlety of the acoustic performance.” – R2 Magazine (Rock n Reel)
“Genuinely well written songs” – Maverick Magazine
“they explode out of the same box as The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, and The Waterboys… a fantastic band” – The Troubadour Show
Friday 6th April
Tannahill Weavers Tickets £10.00
As they approach their 50th anniversary, the Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. There diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant and humorous performances and outstanding efforts that seemingly can’t get better… yet continue to do just that.
South Lakes Music Partnership