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Croydon Ukulele Festival 2016 – Sat

Saturday 5th March saw day one of Croydon’s inaugural ukulele festival.

Maria was the first of our number to arrive, attending the Mass Busk practice at midday, which she found very useful. I met up with her & the other players around 1.30pm outside the Whitgift Shopping Centre for the al fresco busk. Luckily they’d thought to erect a marquee, as it was rainy, & we nabbed the last two (front row!) seats. We worked our way through the songbook of well-known numbers for about an hour to a small but appreciative audience of soggy shoppers. Our fingers were pretty numb from the cold by the end but it was a fun gig!

We grabbed a hasty lunch then dashed back to the daytime venue – the Green Dragon pub along the central High Street – to catch the last part of the set from the Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players (BURP). Here they are with their version of Jesse J’s Price Tag (filmed at a previous gig by John O’Sullivan): Read the rest of this entry »

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Croydon Ukulele Festival – 5 & 6 Mar 2016

Croydon hosts its first ever ukulele festival on Sat 5 & Sun 6 Mar, with workshops, mass busks and performances from different groups, dotted around various pubs throughout the weekend. There are two main evening concerts: the one on the Sat features Phil Doleman & Sunday’s show is by two comedy ukers, Elliot Mason & Jo Stephenson.

See the Croydon Ukulele Festival main page for more details.

 

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Grand Southern Ukulele Festival 2015 – Videos

Here are a few videos that have been published about the GSUF, to give you a flavour of the event. Others are still being put online so do have a look round if you’re interested in seeing more. Thanks to the people credited for the use of their YouTubes.

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Grand Southern Ukulele Festival 2015

A reminder for those of you who might be interested but haven’t yet decided to attend  – the first Grand Southern Ukulele Festival is happening in Portsmouth from Fri 9 – Sun 11 Oct 2015. The main events are on the Saturday but there are workshops, performances, stalls  & jamming sessions over all three days. Artists include Phil Doleman, Aldrine Gurrero, Mike Hind, Krabbers, The Mersey Belles, Ben Rouse, Tricity Vogue & many others. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Festival Season

Once again, we see the beginning of the festival season. Last week PLUC played its regular spot at the Pratts Bottom Village Fete. On Sat 23 May we perform again at the Hither Green Festival. Get in quickly if you want tickets for this year’s show! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2015 in PLUC News & Info

 

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Gigs With Ukes 4

Sunday 29th September’s Ukulele Cabaret & Workshop at The Albany, Deptford, was a great night. First was Tricity Vogue, hosting the evening. She has an infectious personality, great voice and music ability. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Gigs With Ukes 3

Tricity Vogue

Q/ What do you call a woman with a uke on her head?  A/ Tricity Vogue

On Sunday 29 September, Tricity Vogue‘s Ukulele Cabaret & Workshop returns to The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG. It’s £7 for show only, £12 for workshop & show. The workshop runs 4.30 – 6.30pm, show 7 – 9pm.

Once again, PLUC’s Uncle Rufus will be there performing along with Nick Browning & Tricity. Other acts include Ewan Wardrop & trio, the Sugar Sisters.

The grand finale will be a mass performance by the Albany All Stars – everyone who’s just attended that afternoon’s workshop will play a huge group medley.

I attended last year & it was great fun! The workshop splits you into beginners & more advanced – some people had never touched a uke before. It’s a good way of finding out what it’s like to perform in front of an audience (I can just be spotted at the back in the videos!).

Bring your own uke &, if you have one, music stand (so you’re more comfortable looking at the music – we were in a room without tables last time).

Read Ed’s review of the 2013 show.

Jeanette

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2013 in PLUC News & Info

 

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