Photograph of the New Ardri club in Hulme, Manchester. The photo is taken from the book Irish Manchester by local broadcaster Alan Keegan, Sutton Publishing, 2004. Photo date unknown - 1980s?
A long-standing Irish venue, bought by Tommy McKenna from Jim Connell in 1978, the venue hosted gigs by bands such as Fugazi and Sonic Youth in the mid-80s. Then, in the early days of dance many soon-to-be-massive bands and djs played at the seminal Herbal Tea Party nights.
The venue was eventually demolished to make way for a business park.
It seems this was known as the New Ardri as the original Ardri club was the former College Cinema on Coupland St, Chorlton- Cum-Medlock which hosted roulette, cabaret and wrestling.
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