Debra Cowan in Concert



Furness Tradition presents singer Debra Cowan in concert this Saturday, the 22nd March,
at Ulverston Brewery, which is in Lightburn Road.

Doors open 7.30 pm. Admission £6

With a voice that blends Celtic and Appalachian styles, Debra Cowan performs a cappella
and with guitar, interpreting a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk songs. Her
performances gives listeners old and new story-songs reflecting the human experiences,
comedic short ditties all the while encouraging the audience to join in on choruses and
refrains. Debra’s performances impress listeners with her clarity, warmth, agility, and respect
for the words and melodies she offers. A proud Union member, she is currently serving a
three year term Vice President of American Federation of Musicians Local 1000.

Listen to Debra

Or watch her perform

Ulverston Brewery is a new venue for us. It will be “house concert” type of event in the brewery bar; although fairly small, the room has excellent acoustics. Please note that the brewery has little heating; if it is cold it will be advisable to wrap up well.

Lakeland Voice in 2014

For all you singers here are details about Lakeland Voice’s singing events in the Lake District and beyond.

There are weekly groups – Lakeland Voices in Castle Street Community Centre in Kendal on Tuesdays, and the Penrith Community Choir (in the Penrith Parish Centre) on Thursdays – all 7.30-9.30pm. Subscriptions cost £49.50 for a term (10-14 weeks long) – or £7.50 if you just want to come to one session. If you sign up for the term you can also come to any of the other sessions with the other community choirs – and also get generous discounts on some of the other singing events.

They have places on their Spring Sing Thing in Sedbergh at the end of March with twin rooms and a chance to sing with local community choirs as well as enjoying workshops and singing walks; the September week of singing on the island of Jura which includes the folk festival; Lakeland Songline over the Whitsun holiday; Choirs Meet in July; a week in August walking and singing with a local choir on a walk to the top of Slovenia’s highest mountain, Triglav; Singing Settle Carlisle – based near Ribblehead they will sing on the trains, in the stations, on walks through the wild Pennine hills, and round the fires of country pubs. Also joining singarounds in the Ingleton Folk Festival; Dent Folk Carols weekend in December.

This is just a brief round up of their activities. Further details and booking policy are on their website

Contact David Burbidge, Lakeland Voice, Smithy Cottage, Farfield, Sedergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW  Tel. 015396 21166. Email:


There is a regular music session every Tuesday at the Hope and Anchor in Daltongate, Ulverston. Starting around 9 pm, musicians and singers are all welcome. 

The Prince of Wales at Foxfield has a session every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

There is a singers’ session at the Black Dog just outside of Dalton every 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting about 7 30 pm.

Ali Kyle has a music session in the Swan Inn, Swan Street Ulverston on the 3rd Friday of the month.