What a amazing day we had last Saturday, all the bands were fantastic and so was the weather. It was great to see all our ukulele friends enjoying themselves along with everyone else that came for a great day. I want to say a big Hello and Thank You for coming to Miina and Tiina from Finland, who came especially for the event! Along with having lots of fun you very generous people gave an phenomenal £504.94 for The Ukulele Kids Club UK, Thank you so much.
All the photos we have received so far of the day you can find under Festival 2017 Photo Gallery on this website, more will be added as they come in. Also lots of videos of the bands on our Facebook page and also on YouTube. Just to say once again thank you for coming and making our Festival 2017 such a success!
The Gazebo is up, the Bunting is hung, the fun begins from 11, music all day ’till 6 at The Cinque Ports Arms Inn Rye. Looks like an Ice Cream Day to me!
Just thought we would tempt you Folks with the Bands playing at the Festival on Saturday! For your enjoyment and delectation……….
Hall and Blokes
The Ukulele Conservatoire
Cool Hand Ukes
Doddington Ukulele Movement (DUM)
BIG Ukulele Jam
Pevensey Ukulele Group (PUG)
and of course RUE!!
Along with our 1967 themed Big Busk for all to join in, it is looking to be a family fun day for all to enjoy along with all the extras of food, ice cream, musical instruments and items to buy, ice cream, leis, ice cream, kazoos, ice cream, bubbles, ice cream, drinks and…….did I mention ice cream?
Not forgetting we are aiming to raise lots and lots of money for charity with our wonderful raffle and tombola, so be there or be square!
Just look at our Grand Raffle Prize! A beautiful Kala Concert ukulele, signed by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain! All proceeds to The Ukulele Kids Club UK.
Come and get your tickets at Rye Ukulele Festival on Saturday 8th July!!
Not long now until our Festival,and we are all getting very excited and checking lots of lists! We are once again supporting the Ukulele Kids Charity UK, everyone was so generous and supportive last year and we raised an amazing amount, we hope to do just as well this year!!
Another exciting piece of news is that we have a concert ukulele signed by, wait for it,…………… THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITIAN!!!! to raffle on the day, so make sure you get your tickets folks! As of last year we have two amazing food vendors, along with Noah Ukuleles, and the Music Trading Company, as well as all the other festival paraphernalia and of course Ice Cream, no festival would be the same without it! Recently we were told we are listed on the best ukulele festivals 2017 in ukulele music info.
Don’t forget to download the Big Busk Book from the website, copies will be for sale on the day if not, and start digging out your Threads for our 1967 theme, we are expecting a very colourful day! If anyone is unsure of the details of our free entrance festival it is being held at the Cinque Ports Pub in Rye on Saturday 8th July from 11am, be there or be square!
Here we are after playing at the RSPCA Open Day event recently in Hastings, great day there, next stop Festival, Yaay!!
We were amazed and wonderfully happy to find out that the final total we raised for the Ukulele Kids Charity U. K. was a whopping
£ 764.81 !!
All down to your wonderful support and generosity. We can’t thank you enough for helping us raise money so sick children in hospital can learn the wonders of our beloved instrument and as they keep the ukes, who knows this may have started the career of some new ukulele stars!
Wow, what a fabulous Festival!
The sun gods made good, after a very wet wobbly week, so huge sighs of relief, in fact lots of sun cream was applied! Once again lots of wonderful festival goers enjoying our great bands with pizza and ice cream on the way, thank you all who came – played, sang, ate, enjoyed and supported our charity the Ukulele Kids Club UK.
Photographs are starting to come in and will be posted in the photo gallery section on Rye Ukulele Festival 2016 tab.
The wonderful news is that we raised over £328.00 on the day, we can’t thank you enough for your generosity!
Just another two whole days to go now before this year’s Festival!
Everything has been ticked off the list and lots of Hawaiian Flowery outfits have been seen in the Rye Area…..!
Don’t forget to download the big busk book under the Festival 2016 tab and bring your friends along to our Free Festival and help us support the Ukulele Kids Club UK !
Just to get you in the mood here are some piccies from last year ALOHA!
Only two weeks to go now and things are hotting up at festival HQ!
Although we have a larger number of seats than last year if you have any portable picnic chairs and or tables it would be a good idea to bring them to ensure you get seats. The grassed area in front of the stage will be set aside for seating on picnic blankets for people who want to bring them
There will be bar areas set up along with a gourmet food truck, wood fired pizza and an ice cream van, There will also be two ukulele stalls.
If you wanted to perform this year at the festival but we were full when you applied, don’t forget our open mic from about 6pm, you can register on arrival and it will run on a first come first served basis.
Also, just a reminder – if you are able to donate any preloved/new instruments/tuners to the Ukulele Kids Club UK bring them along on the day and we will make sure they get there and they know who donated them.
So Tune your Ukes, Dust off your Hawaiian outfits and get your satnav, map or whatever you use! ready to come and join us for a fun day and don’t forget to keep those fingers and toes crossed for sunny weather!
Hello All You Lovely Ukulele Players! Here it is our eagerly awaited Big Busk Song Book for this years Festival on Sunday 3rd July at The Cinque Ports. We are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones and with our Hawaiian theme this year, fingers crossed for the same weather! A wonderful time was had by all last year and we will be re-creating the same fun, playing and singing this year just more of it! as by popular demand the Festival has been extended and will run from 11:30 – 20:00. For all those players that were unable to make the playlist this year and for anyone else visiting on the day we are adding an open mic session, so the fun will continue into the evening! For any information relating to the festival please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing you all on the 3rd!
Big Busk Songbook Rye Ukulele Festival 2016