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Festival 2017, Ooh so close!

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!

Only Two Days To Go Now……!

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!


big busk


refreshments 2


Lots of thank yous

We have been astounded at the generosity of people in Rye and their helpfulness in supporting and sponsoring the first Rye Ukulele Festival.

cropped-UkeFestivalWebsiteBanner-final.jpgOne of the biggest thanks goes to Kirsty at www.purecreativedesign.net for her clever, colourful and eye-catching designs for the flyers, posters and banners.  She has been patience personified with us and the results of her work are now spreading the news across the south east of England.

We’ll acknowledge the raffle prize benefactors when we have the full list.

Another big thank you must go to EDF energy who contributed funds for the town centre banners which will go up in the next week or so.  We are also looking forward to supporting their’ Big Week’ in June by popping along to Dungeness for some Ukulele sessions.

Rye Town Council and Rother District Council have also agreed a generous sum of money towards our PA hire and marketing materials.   I think their last words at the meeting were ‘come back next year for more’!  We’ll hold them to that.

Thanks also to Concepts, The Queens Head and La Maison du vin for their advertising and to the Cinque Ports pub for all their work towards the big day.

Emails are flying backwards and forwards from the participating bands and everyone is very excited and looking forwards to the 24th May.  Don’t forget to tell all your friends!