Welcome to Parbold Douglas Music

Parbold Douglas Music presents an annual series of live concerts, from September to May/June. These feature renowned international concerts artists, ensembles and emerging professional talents in all kinds of music making.

The recently refurbished Auditorium in Parbold's Village Hall offers excellent acoustics and a welcoming, salon-like ambience.  This venue and Douglas Music’s magnificent 2002 Steinway Concert Grand Model D, originally from the Barbican Concert Hall in London, attract some of the finest musicians and pianists.

Audiences come from the locality and from across the North West.

Parbold Douglas Music is a non-profit, registered charity and offers discount adult subscriptions and, also, a ticket discount for Young persons and students. Parbold Douglas Music also positively promotes children's and Young Musicians’ concerts.

To contact us, please email info@parbolddouglasmusic.org.

Our 2019 - 20 Season of Music

Nikolai Demidenko, pianoAmbassadors Sextet from the National Youth Jazz OrchestraThe Brodsky Quartet with Martin Roscoe, pianoKatya ApekishevaBehzod Abduraimov, pianoJoglaresaIntradaCan Çakmur, pianoChetham’s School of Music, ManchesterGarrick Ohlsson, pianoEric Lu, piano (NEW DATE)Neil Brand (NEW DATE)

Coronavirus Advice

Following government’s latest advice re: coronavirus, and because of our concern for the health and safety of our patrons we have cancelled the March and April concerts. We know you will share our disappointment but we hope you will understand our reasons for taking a clear decision now.

Now to the better news. By taking this decision we have been able to take early proactive steps to redeem the situation. As a result, and thanks to the outstanding cooperation of the artists concerned, we are able to announce that we have been able to re-schedule both Neil Brand’s and Eric Lu’s concerts.

Neil Brand’s concerts will now take place on Thursday, 26th November 2020. His Piper Piper Children’s concert will be on Thursday afternoon, 13.30 – 14.30 and the evening Chaplin & Keaton films presentation and screening with live piano sound-track will be at 19.45 as usual.

Eric Lu’s concert is rescheduled on Saturday 3rd October 2020 at 19.45.

Patrons holding tickets for Neil Brand’s and Eric Lu’s concerts should retain them as they will be valid for the revised dates.

We hope you will appreciate our efforts to make the best of the situation and that you will continue to support Douglas Music.

Please check your email and our website for further information regarding future performances.

Garrick Ohlsson: As yet there has been no change to Garrick Olhsson’s concert on Saturday 16th May 2020. His agent believes the situation will become clearer and improve before he is due in the UK. His agent is dealing with a complex tour that takes in Germany, St. Petersburg, Russia, London, Parbold and then returns to his home in Los Angeles, USA.

Board of Trustees 19th March 2020

Introduction to the 2019/20 Season

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Friday Shoppers at Wigan's Grand Arcade, Skelmersdale's Concourse and Burscough's and Chorley’s Booths stores had the pleasure of hearing and seeing The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet on 14th September 2018 creating Flash Mob performances at each venue.

Parbold Douglas Music members and friends planned and managed this before Aquarelle’s Saturday evening concert in the following week at its venue, the Auditorium, Parbold Village Hall.

Parbold Douglas Music will definitely be inviting these talented musicians back!

the 12 ensemble

Shoppers at Skelmersdale's Concourse, not to mention Wigan's Grand Arcade, Southport's M&S, and Burscough's Booths store, had the pleasure of witnessing the 12 ensemble on 20th October 2017, providing a fabulous Flash Mob event at each venue.

Parbold Douglas Music members and friends planned and managed this in advance of the 12's wonderful performance the next evening, at our usual venue, the Auditorium at Parbold Village Hall.

We will definitely be inviting these talented young musicians back!


Box Office: 01257 498452

To book tickets for any of our events, please use the individual concert listing pages or call our box office on 01257 498452 (Answer machine).

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Next Event

Garrick Ohlsson, piano
May 16, 2020, 7:45 pm

Adult Price: £18.50
Young Person: £5.50