2018 Festival Line Up

Sunday 9th September
Ropetackle Arts Centre

This year’s Line Up


11.15 Doors open


11.40 – 12.05 Foyer Sir Robert Woodard Academy

The enthusiastic and very talented children kick off the day

12.15 – 12.55 Foyer LUV Jam

Our sister jam from just down the road start the day's communal activities with songs from their many songbooks.

13.05 – 13.35 Auditorium Wob

The bouncy ex barman returns for another set at the festival full of originals and old classics.

13.40 – 14.20 Foyer B Naturals Jam

This new all female group will lead a jam filled with pop and rock classics.

14.30 – 15.15 Auditorium Qukelele

This Brighton 9-piece band is full of skill and energy and has graced the stage at many festivals. They sing, rap, play and kazoo their way through covers and mashups of Girls Aloud, Ricky Martin, Bonnie Tyler, Depeche Mode and even TV theme tunes.

15.25 – 16.05 Foyer Littlehampton Jam

Littlehampton’s first lead at our festival. Sure to be fun.

16.15 – 17.00 Auditorium Charlie Dore

Charlie has had a long career writing songs for others and releasing five solo albums. It will be great to see this rare Ukulele set.

17.15 – 17.45 Foyer Last Songs

Usual mix of stuff which will doubtless include Fisherman's Blues and Knocking on Heavens door.


Festival Workshops

We will take bookings for workshops in August.
You must have secured a ticket for the Festival in order to book a Workshop.

11.45 – 12.15 Improvers with Lawrie £3.00
Tips and hints for getting the best from your uke.

12.30 – 13.10 Workshop Qukulele £3.00
Organising songs with different arrangements plus a chance to join them on the Festival stage.

13.20 – 14.05 Strumming Patterns with Pete £3.00
Get those strumming hands going to different rhythms.

14.15 – 14.55 Playing the blues with Charlie Beer £3.00
The Blues wizard returns with more techniques.

15.00 – 15.45 Charlie Dore £3.00
Charlie Dore – The Unexpected Ukulele – a workshop for the curious.
Multi-award winning songwriter Charlie Dore shares her experience of using the ukulele as a fundamental tool in writing, arrangement and accompaniment and how, after an accidental encounter with her first ukulele she has grown to love and respect its hidden powers.
Charlie has included the ukulele as part of her instrumental palette for many years, not only on her own albums but also on songs written for others, occasionally ending up on records one wouldn’t normally expect to feature a ukulele…
This will be a highly inclusive session during which Charlie hopes you will enjoy experimenting with the ukulele’s ability to shape-shift, sometimes within the space a couple of bars. Bring a ukulele and an open mind.