Nearby: Ulverston

‘We are a true community music centre in the Furness Peninsula in South Cumbria, catering for all ages and ability of people who want to make music with others.‘

* Furness Music Centre
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‘Originally formed in 1997/8 to put on a Festival. Furness Tradition is run entirely by volunteers who aim to promote awareness of, and participation in the folk music traditions of Cumbria, especially Furness ... As well as running workshops in schools and the community, and organising an annual Festival in Mid-July each year, a core part of our aims is to collect items from our cultural heritage, oral or written. New members and friends of Furness Tradition are always welcome to join.’

Category Folk Festivals
* Furness Tradition
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'Founded on 19 June 1973 ... Twenty years later and after a lot of fundraising the club acquired its own 1895 Steinway series B piano which is now its most treasured possession ... Currently six concerts a year are held on Friday evenings between May and October, and members of the club enjoy a Christmas get-together with lunch followed by the AGM.'

* Grange-over-Sands & District Concert Club
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‘We are a rural community and the aim of Music in Ulpha is to provide an evening of quality entertainment for people of all ages. Our catchment area is the area of Broughton-in-Furness and the Duddon Valley but we also attract people from all over Cumbria and as far as Lancaster and Preston. Also we are a popular holiday location so we get "guests" when they are staying in the area. We are well supported and ages range from 8 to around 80 years old. For our musical evenings, we like to present the hall in a friendly caberet style with a maximum seating capacity of about 80 with 75 ticket payers.‘

Category Folk Clubs
* Music in Ulpha
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‘Formed in 1976 and has developed over the years to become one of the most respected competitive events in the country. The Festival is well known for its high standards, friendliness and efficient organisation. It gives competitors an opportunity to perform on a stage in a beautifully refurbished venue, with ideal facilities. All aspects of the performing arts are catered for in the many and varied selection of classes in music and speech. Individuals, schools and groups of all ages and standards can acquire invaluable experience and have the benefit of performing before an audience. The helpful comments and advice given by the renowned and often international adjudicators engaged by the Festival, gives competitors the stimulation to go on to further achievements.‘ Held Late March.

Category Ulverston
* South Cumbria Musical Festival
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'Our main event is the June Festival which is supported by a winter series, and together with an education programme of in-school workshops, master classes, a family concert and our Ulverston Festival Chorus for local singers, we provide a packed musical calendar giving people of all ages in the community the opportunity to experience the very best of classical music either as a listener or participant, and to help develop their skills and confidence through interaction with professional musicians.'

* Ulverston International Music Festival
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'Enjoy vintage and contemporary jazz recordings on top quality audio equipment in comfortable surroundings and the congenial company of like minded enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned fan or a newcomer to jazz you are sure to find music to suit your taste and perhaps discover something new.'

* Ulverston Jazz Appreciation Society
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South Lakes Music Partnership was formed in 2002 by a group of local enthusiasts with the aim of bringing the best of live folk, blues and acoustic music to Ulverston in the beautiful South Lakes of England. The name was changed to Ulverston Live Music in 2013 ... We have a policy of supporting local new talent. This is in the form of a 15 minute slot at the beginning of the evening and gives an opportunity for up and coming acts to perform in front of an attentive and receptive audience. We vet all potential support acts and in particular support local folk music initiatives for young people. They tend to be of a high standard and some have gone on to compete in the Radio 2 Young Folk Musician of the Year Awards.‘

Category Folk Clubs
* Ulverston Live Music
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Also indexedSouth Lakes Music Partnership
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‘The Choir includes members of all denominations and politics, but we have at least one thing in common and that is a love of singing. Anyone who shares this love is invited to come along to a rehearsal without any obligation, or to contact any member of the choir. You do not need an exceptional voice but just the ability to sing in tune and blend with the choir. It is not necessary to be able to read music. Help will be on hand if you require it in order to learn your line of music and enjoy this most rewarding pastime.’

+ Barrow Male Voice Choir
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Founded 1908: ‘We are an enthusiastic and friendly group of amateur singers, with a musical ability spectrum that varies from complete beginners to those who have studied and taught music professionally. New members are very welcome and there are no auditions or minimum vocal requirements. All we require is a love of singing and a willingness to participate ... We perform concerts just before Christmas and Easter. These are traditionally held in the beautiful, atmospheric surroundings of Cartmel Priory’.

Category Choral Societies
+ Cartmel Choral Society
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‘We are a choir of thirty to forty voices, singing music composed over the past thousand years. Choristers live in and around the Furness Peninsula. We were formerly known as the “Ulverston Bach Choir” and still rehearse in Ulverston.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Furness Bach Choir
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Also indexedUlverston Bach Choir
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‘Prizewinning ladies choir ... started in September 1941 as part of Ulverston Townswomen's Guild. Just a couple of months after the neighbouring town of Barrow was bombed, a group got together to start a ladies' choir! It may be noted that our friends, Barrow Male Voice Choir actually suspended choir activities from 1941 till 1945, but then their members will have been called up into the armed forces ... It’s good to know that our predecessors were at least as determined as we are!’

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Ghyll Singers
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Coronation Hall is one of the principal buildings in Ulverston and has the largest capacity of any hall in the south Cumbria area. It is managed, operated and maintained by Ulverston Community Enterprises and offers excellent entertainment including performances by highly acclaimed touring companies in the fields of music, theatre, ballet and opera, as well as providing a lively community venue.‘

@ Coronation Hall Ulverston
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‘The Forum is a middle scale venue in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. We have a varied programme of events - music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, lectures, entertainment, children's events - and play host to many local talented amateur groups.’

@ The Forum Barrow
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