North West Music Logo
Home Folk Forum Gigs Artists Sessions and Sing Arounds Events Store Links Contact
Thursday, 5th March 2015
music feed Subscribe to North West Folk

The Venue @ the End of the Universe

Dave Sharp North West FolkA new music and arts venue, The Venue @ the End of the Universe launched last month at the Farmers Arms function room, on Chorley Road, Bispham, near Parbold.

The man behind the venture is Alan McCabe, a man once dubbed ''Parbold’s Bob Geldof'' after organising a local concert in 1985 involving many local bands playing for free, to raise funds for the Live Aid famine relief charity. The venue will focus on live music played by singer songwriters; some local, others from further afield.

Things got under way with Lydia on March 24th, followed by Manchester''s own Darren Poyzer on the the 31st.

Next up is Dave Sharp (pictured) on May 12th,who was co-founder and lead guitarist of The Alarm (68 Guns). Since then he has worked with Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. His music has been described as everything from country to folk and punk to blues and rock.

Alan McCabe said, "For me, live music is the life blood of entertainment. I managed my first band in the early 80’s and will always champion the cause of singer/songwriters. The time is right, the venue is right, a dedicated concert room, with a capacity of around 150, in beautiful surroundings and lastly the most important ingredient, the musicians are most definitely up for it. This is only the beginning!"

Tickets for all gigs are £5 and doors open at 8pm.

The Farmers Arms is on Chorley Road at Bispham near Parbold, L40 3SL.





Latest Folk Music News
Acoustic Roots - Take Two Sixth year of concerts at Wigan Parish Church
The Unthanks: Mount The Air Get the Marmite out. They're back
Hayseed Dixie : Hair Down To My Grass It's all very unfortunate
Tom McConville Returns to Sale Folk Club Great musicianship great fun
Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 - First Names Announced A bit of all sorts. Or eclectic to use a poncy word
Cockerham Beer and Music Festival Beer, pies, music. All in a good cause
Upcoming: Serpentyne - Myths and Muses The next big thing in folk rock?
More Articles...

     
            Join us on