Interview with Pat Duggan of The Doghouse Jazz Bar – Episode 91

In the past week I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to catch up with Pat Duggan and record an interview. I’ve been into the The Doghouse Jazz Bar a few times before but never really spoke to Pat much, you don’t tend to get much time for things like that on a night out, not when people are working anyway.

I booked a day off with work and headed down Kay Brow and turned into the industrial units through the tunnel and into the yard. When I approached Pat was already there mopping up, he looked up as I said “Hi Pat” and put down his mop. He looked genuinely pleased to see me, which considering it was actually his wife who had done most of the arranging of the interview was nice to see.


The Doghouse Jazz Bar is unique, it has an air of nostalgia whilst remaining up to date with a good array of drinks on offer at the bar. It was easy to see from the way Pat was talking that the Jazz Bar is his baby, he’s not in it to make millions but is firmly in it for the love of it.


During the interview Pat even admitted that he cleans his own toilets in the club, now if that’s not love I don’t know what is.


The Dog House Jazz bar has actually featured in at least one music video, that video by the band mentioned by Pat during our interview Sister Rose. The video even features Pat himself, I presume playing himself, or at least the club owner.

I really hope you liked the interview this week and I’d really appreciate if you could take the time to share it with your friends. If you didn’t like it, feel free to share it with your enemies.


Ramsbottom United BadgeRamsbottom United News: [34:34]

It’s not been plain sailing for Ramsbottom United recently. Since I spoke to you last back at the end of February we have played four matches had one win, one draw and two losses. It’s not all doom and gloom though. Our new signings have started well and integrated into the team and we also welcome back Lee Gaskell who left Ramsbottom United 18 months ago to join Darlington.

Whilst at Ramsbottom he originally made 224 appearances scoring 113 goals which is a damn good ratio if you ask me. To put it into perspective, Sergio Aguero according to Premier has scored 114 goals for Manchester City in 171 matches.

March 17
Sat 4 [15:00] A Tadcaster Albion NPL DIV 1N W 1 – 0 View
Tue 7 [19:45] H Farsley NPL DIV 1N L 0 – 7 192 View
Sat 11 [15:00] A Brighouse Town NPL DIV 1N D 2 – 2 146 View
Tue 14 [19:45] H Hyde United NPL DIV 1N L 1 – 3 212 View

The next match for The Rams is away to Trafford who are currently sitting 3rd in the evostik league whilst Ramsbottom United remain in 10th.

EvoStik League Table

Ramsbottom United Match Centre



Upcoming Events: [37:16]

If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:

Sci-Fi on the Sidings

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival 2017


Check out the full events calendar for most upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:

Bury Times Ramsbottom Events Page.

East Lancs Railway Facebook events page.

Your Local Bury events page.

Tower FM Events Calendar

If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.

Shout Outs: [43:08]

Thanks to all the new likers and followers of the This is Rammy social sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Great to have you all onboard, feel free to get in touch.

If you’re not yet following the social channels for This is Rammy, please do so and maybe you’ll hear your name mentioned next week.

Episode Links:

The Doghouse Jazz Bar Website

Bury Times – July 2016 – Music lover ready to rock after receiving green light to open jazz bar

Plans for the old Papermill with Paul Morris

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Creator of This is Rammy, award winning podcaster and lover of all things Ramsbottom.

Since moving to Ramsbottom with his family Lee wanted to get involved in promoting the town; starting the website and podcast felt like a great way to do this.

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