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The Lord Ashton

New monthly traditional session, on the third Friday of every month. Mainly Irish tunes, but tunes from other traditions are welcome - several of the regulars play Balkan tunes as well as Irish/Scottish. Fast paced and high quality session.

Small quiet pub, friendly bar staff and good beer.

For more details contact Bev Whelan at

Alas, “The Lord Ashton” is no more, now called “The Juke Joint”…

Lancaster Guardian ~ 19/07/2015

The Juke Joint:
New music venue has strict rules on creation of sound
09:43 - Thursday 19 February 2015

A brand new music venue has opened in Lancaster, with strict policies on live and recorded music.

The Juke Joint opened in the former Lord Ashton pub in North Road last week, with a music concept stipulating live music has to be acoustic, and recorded music must be on vinyl.

Landlord Mark Cutter, who also runs The Robert Gillow in King Street, and The Bottle Shop in Sun Street, said customers will be able to bring their own vinyl and play it on the record player on the bar.

He said: “We are putting together a fantastic programme of acoustic music and vinyl djing for the coming months.

“We also have a number of poetry and theatre nights planned, so watch out for unusual performances arranged by directors/artists like Leo Burtin, Jenny Gaskell, Gareth Cutter and Steve Pottinger in the not too distant future.

“The site will be changing and evolving over the next few weeks including exhibitions, new products, the reopening of the back yard, a coffee machine, new furniture and who knows what else!” ~