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Photograph
The New Ardri
1985
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.
Artefact added : 16th March 2008
by Tony/Longfella
onlooker Says –
It's nice to see my picture getting a wider viewing & its good to see. Can you update the details to reflect that it was taken by myself, GedC? Ta
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