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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.





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