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.
Anthony John Clarke
AJC is a true singer/songwriter and storyteller of the highest order. Add a great mix of gentle humour and you are in for a real treat of a night.
There are very few places in the UK and Ireland that Anthony John has not played. His supporters are loyal and many, and the tributes he receives from his peers bear witness to the talent and hard work of one of the folk scene’s nicest guys.
He retains his reputation as one of the top songwriters on the scene and his hard work and dedication to his craft are a credit to him. For him, songwriting is indeed a craft.
We are very happy to welcome him back after an absence that has been far too long.
Friday 19th January 2018
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
South Lakes Music Partnership