The following statement has been written by John Gallachar at the request of Dave Wood’s (founder member and Vice Chair of ULM) family following the very sad news of Dave’s passing on the 26/08/2020.
August 2021 UPDATE
As you were already aware due to the current pandemic COVID-19 we had to cancel all of our 2020 programme. We were hoping to recommence in June 2021 but sadly we were unable to go ahead. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding government guidelines and our venue not being able to guarantee our dates. we have had no option other than to cancel the Autumn programme. This was not an easy choice but one that had to me made non the less, so that the artists we had booked had time to try and find alternative venues to perform. At the end of the day the artists that we book need to make a living and we couldn’t in good conscience delay our decision any longer. All of us on the committee know how disappointing this is, but, we would much rather be in a position where we know we can definitely go ahead safely with hopefully no more delays or restrictions.
We can now inform you that the committee is now busy looking to arrange dates and artists for our 2022 programme and we will share the information as soon as we are able to via our website and facebook page.
Welcome to the website of Ulverston Live Music (ULM), a group of local enthusiasts who bring the best of live folk, blues and acoustic music to Ulverston, in the beautiful southern end of the English Lake District. ULM is a not-for-profit venture. All proceeds are ploughed back into the group, for bringing more artists to the area and to invest in equipment.
Gigs take place every month at Ulverston Sports Club, and a diverse mix they are, from Les Barker, While and Matthews, Vin Garbutt, Chris James, Sean Taylor, Dick Gaughan, Devil’s Interval, Fake Thackray to the Cajun Roosters, Show of Hands, Hadrian’s Union, Jon Palmer Band, Jigantics, Merry Hell and The Gerry Colvin Band. There’s something for everyone.
ULM puts on larger gigs at Ulverston’s Coronation Hall. Acts you might have seen there include Fairport Convention, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The Lancashire Hotpots, Martin Simpson, Blue Tapestry, and Half Man Half Biscuit, as well as a Feast Of Fiddles, a supergroup of musicians with at least six top fiddle players fronting a driving back line of guitars, drums and organ.
Interested artists and agents should go to the About Us page for details of how to promote their act.A