Furness Tradition Concert Programme

We have an exciting concert programme lined up for you in the coming months.


On Wednesday 12 December we are delighted to have the phenomenal Nick Hennessy presenting ‘A Harper’s Trade’ 

Nick sings, tells stories, and plays harp; frequently doing all three at the same time. If you think that storytelling is for children he will change your mind.

Over the last 18 years Nick has been developing a vibrant and exciting style of performance harpers of old would recognise. Drawing deeply from the wellspring of traditional sources, this performance of song and story re-interprets the material for a modern 21st century, with powerful and evocative language and an innovative style of harp playing. This too will be in the Supper Room on Wednesday December 12 at 8.00 pm. Tickets are £12 and are available from the Coronation Hall Box Office or telephone 01229 587140.


We follow this with our annual Winter Gathering at Ulverston Sports club on Monday December 17. It will be a relaxed enjoyable evening in good company. Performers will include:

  • Furness Tradition Community Band
  • Becky Jones & Steve Gillings
  • Braddyll Friends
  • Mike Willoughby’s Raving Rock
  • South Lakes Harps
  • Furness Morris
  • Suzie & Rowan
  • Peter, Phil and Hugh


Admission is free although donations will be accepted. Doors are open at 7.00 pm. Refreshments will be available. Everybody is welcome, bring your friends too.


2019 kicks off with Weird Raving Stoosh –  an evening of contemporary Cumbrian music featuring Mike Willoughby’s Raving Rock, Stooshie and the Weirdstring Band in the Coronation Hall on Friday February 15.


This is in the main hall starting at 7.30 pm. Admission is £12. Buy your tickets to this great event by calling the Coronation Hall Box Office on 01229 587140 or buy Online 24/7 by clicking HERE

In March we have the legendary Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham in the Coronation Hall. Tickets are £16 and are already selling for this event. They play on Friday March 15 at 8.00 pm. Tickets are available from the Coronation Hall Box Office, tel 01229 587140 or online

We are delighted to have Lady Maisery. Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans have all played at Furness Tradition previously, but never together. They bring a unique approach to harmony singing, with intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions. Put the date in your diary – Tuesday May 14 at 8.00 pm:  Tickets are £15 and available from the Coronation Hall Box office, tel 01229 587140 or online. 

Three days later we have an evening of music hall madness featuring Cosmotheka, supported by Ian Douglas and Gary Bridgens in the Laurel and Hardy Museum.
Cosmotheka are Dave and Dan Sealey along with pianist Adam Barry. They are considered to be the finest performers of music hall song, singing in folk clubs, festivals, pubs and village halls which they feel are as near as you can get to the original music hall atmosphere. The Laurel and Hardy museum is an ideal venue for this concert.

Storyteller Ian Douglas and showman Gary Bridgens will be an excellent complement to the event on Friday May 17.

We shall post more information on each event nearer the time, so keep an eye on this website www.furnesstradition.org uk, and our Facebook page.

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