Category Archives: Fetes

Sunday 27th May RSPCA Hastings

We are looking forward to playing at the RSPCA, Bluebell Ridge, Chowns Hill on Sunday at their Spring Fair.  A perfect day out for all the family with a variety of stalls, including raffles, homemade cakes, books, toys and much more.  The Cattery is also open for you to meet the resident cats who are looking forward to seeing some friendly new faces. This is one of our favourite charities which we love to support, would be great to see you there!

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2016 – What A Year!


In 2016, we played at over 20 events……fairs, festivals, fetes, and open days. The charities we supported included The Music Well, St Michaels Hospice, Dementia Awareness, Sue Ryder, The Sara Lee Trust and the RSPCA. In addition, we independently raised £245.24 for St Michaels Hospice, and £873.64 for The Ukulele Kids Club UK. We met many new friends and had lots of fun along the way!

Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us and put coins (and notes!) into our buckets. Let’s see if we can improve on that in 2017!

Playing in vintage style


3Thanks St Michael’s Hospice organisers for including us  at your fabulous vintage fair last Saturday.  The sun shone and the crowds arrived and, just like Glastonbury and Reading, the mud did not spoil the day.

The line up included Bob, Graham, Lorna, Justine, Pam and Ali.

Don’t forget to invite us next year, some of us have a taste for vintage now.

Thanks to Battle Photographic Club for their images


Camber Fun Day

The Rye Ukulele Orchestra made it to the Camber fun day with just moments to spare due to an 18 mile detour through the country lanes of East Sussex and Kent.    The fabulous weather saw thousands of visitors on the roads from Rye to Camber but luckily, with our MD Ian’s local knowledge,  we were able to find an alternative route.


Thanks so much to the organisers of the fun day for finding us a parking space – we had a great time with a small but very appreciative audience!

The Wishing Well

Join us tomorrow (Saturday July 17th) at Little Orchard House in West Street, Rye for a fabulous day of musical entertainment.  A perfect garden set in the heart of the ancient town of Rye is the venue and the Rye Ukulele Experiment will be playing for an hour from 2pm.   Other singers and musicians will also be performing throughout the day to support The Wishing Well.


The event runs from 11am till 4pm and costs £3 entry.   Look forward to seeing you there.


Rye Hospital Fete

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Well the dust has finally settled after the festival and as soon as we got our breath we were back  ‘on stage’ last weekend at the Rye Hospital Fete.    A bright a very breezy day saw music flying everywhere (skirts too).   This was the first of many summer bookings in our calendar and we are delighted we could contribute to such a worthwhile event.  Thanks to the fund raisers at the Memorial Hospital.  Our next outing is the Sue Ryder Fete at 10 High Street Rye on 11th July.   Look forward to seeing you all then.

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.