Furness Tradition Concert Programme

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

First of all, we kick off with a rapid return visit from Jenn Butterworth and Laura Beth Salter; these two were so wonderful at the festival that we just had to bring them back again. They will be playing in the Coronation Hall Supper Room on November 29. Tickets are available from the Coronation Hall Box Office or telephone 01229 587140

This is followed by the phenomenal Nick Hennessy presenting ‘A Harper’s Trade’ 
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.

We follow this with our annual Winter Gathering at Ulverston Sports club on Monday December 17. 

2019 kicks off with 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.

In March we have the legendary Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham in the Coronation Hall. Tickets are already selling for this event. They play on Friday March 15. 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.

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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