A busy weekend ahead at Newchurch and Rye Maritime Festival


This Saturday, the 30th August sees the Rye Ukulele Experiment performing at Newchurch Village Fete.  The group will play from 1.30pm  – followed by a Ukulele workshop for anyone who fancies trying their hand.  Then 3.30pm (approx.) will see us back again to play the fete out.  We are crossing everything for decent weather.



Sunday 31st of August and we’ll be down at Strand Quay, Rye playing waterside (towards St Margaret’s Terrace) from around 3pm.  The Rye Maritime Festival will be in full swing with loads of decent music and fun stuff to see and do.



Beautiful busking weather


The sun shone down on us at Strand Quay yesterday, the breeze blew the cobwebs (and some of the music away) and the crowds came out to enjoy some fine Uke strumming.  Thanks especially to the Rye Heritage Centre for their recent sponsorship and all monies raised went straight to St Michael’s Hospice.  We will back in a similar area (opposite side of the main road) on Sunday 31st August at 3pm at the Rye Maritime Festival.

rhc busking

Visitors and new members?


On Tuesday 29th July we had the welcome addition of a visitor to Rye at our weekly meeting.  Below is the lovely message from Audrey and David saying how much they enjoyed us and hopefully Rye.

“My partner David and I were on holiday in Rye just recently , we noticed a poster advertising an ‘open garden ‘ with various bands playing all day, as we are both keen on music ( we sing in a 120 strong choir here in Egham ).  We went along to the garden to relax in the sunshine and listen to the music , we were impressed with Rye ukulele experiment ! And you all seemed to love what you were doing ! It was a joy to listen and sing along with you guys . someone mentioned that you got together in the queens head on Tuesday evenings , so on Tuesday off we went to the pub ( with David hoping he would be allowed a little ‘strum ‘ ) well he certainly was ,and it made his day !! We really enjoyed the evening  well done Rye ukulele experiment , may you go from strength to strength, and we hope to see you again sometime ! Best wishes Audrey & David”

It is our pleasure to welcome visitors and new members any Tuesday.  We don’t teach but use “immersive learning”, as Ian so beautifully put it.  We can usually lend a uke or two to anyone who would just ‘like to have a go’.

This week we were delighted to welcome Brian, Jon and Ken along for a strum.  Hopefully new members for the Experiment?