The sun was shining down on us, we must have done something right!, as we played to open The Sue Ryder Garden Party Fund Raiser on Saturday. A really lovely venue and we really enjoy supporting our local charities, the boys are just getting ready to play here, sun, ukulele playing and tea and cake what’s not to like!
One of the great things of belonging to such a special place as Rye is that we are asked to playing is some secret places, and so it was at the recent fund raising event for Rye’s Bonfire Society. A beautiful garden tucked away behind the high street where there were many stalls selling a myriad of things, along with tea and cake what more could you want!
Kate Jeffery receives the cheque from Ian Burford
The Rye Ukulele Experiment had the pleasure yesterday evening of playing at St Michael’s Hospice shop for their Christmas Extravaganza. We wrapped up the event-filled day by playing some of our favourite numbers along with a selection of suitably Christmassy songs. Accompanied by customers and staff in the shop we Jingle Belled and White Christmassed till 8pm.
We also took the opportunity of donating a cheque, to manageress Kate Jeffery, raised by our busking this year bringing the total raised for the hospice to a little over £200.
A great day was had by all – thanks so much to the staff and helpers at the shop for their hospitality.
Rye Ukulele Experiment will be cruising the pubs of Rye in aid of Children in Need on Friday 14th November. Starting at the Queens Head, Landgate at 7pm we will also be calling in at The Cinque Ports pub, The Pipe makers and Danny’s Olde Worlde Wine Bar (if we can all fit in) during the evening. We are going to play a short set at each stop and hope to raise lots of money for the appeal from the generous people of Rye. There will be other surprise pub visits during the evening – surprise to us too at the moment!
THIS EVENT IS WEATHER DEPENDENT SO KEEP FINGERS CROSSED THAT THE RAIN STOPS BEFORE 6PM
Thanks for your understanding
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.
“There’s something about guitars, they’re just so big, you know what I mean?
You’re just like, “Ugh!” Its just seems so overwhelming and the Ukulele is, like the opposite of overwhelming.”
Come rain or shine we meet at The Queens Head, Landgate, Rye at 7.30pm every Tuesday evening. All are welcome from beginner, through improver to expert. We always have a spare Uke if anyone just ‘wants a go’.