Biggles meets a slightly Wild Boar (both our mascots for the evening supplied by Alison and Justine respectively).
The Rye Ukulele Experiment, fortified by Wild Boar sausages supplied by Jonathan at the Queens Head and Graham’s special Kazoo birthday cake made by Justine, perform a varied programme of Pig-themed songs and other favourites.
Perfect weather and an appreciative audience greeted us today outside Adams in the High Street, Rye where we busked in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. The people of Rye and visitors were extraordinarily generous – thanks so much. We are also grateful to the Rye Arts Festival for their support.
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.
RYE MARITIME FESTIVAL
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.
There’s a busy weekend ahead for the Experiment. Saturday from 12.30ish we will be performing in the beautiful gardens at Little Orchard House in West Street, Rye and on Sunday you can find us at Fair Fest. Playing at the Fairlight Recreation Ground in Commanders Walk from around 3.30pm. Come along and enjoy the sunshine and the ukes.
Pam, Graham and Justine, three of our members, are just back from the Big Busk at the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain in Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham.
“ We met over 1,000 uke players from all over the world to play from this years songbook. It was a wonderful weekend, with lots of jamming and a chance to pick up some new skills at the various workshops. We also watched an amazing variety of well-known performers from around the globe including The Mother Ukers, Craig Chee, Tomoko Sato, the phenomenal Taimane and the hilarious Hot Potato Syncopators. There was a lot of Haloah-ing going on!”