Lyme Regis Ukulele Festival 2017 
                    Latest News
              The Event Is Sold Out
                    Sorry Folks !

    Please do not turn up on the day unless you have a ticket as we are full and have to comply with the fire regulations.


             The Uke Fest Songbook Is Now Available- Cick Here

    Limited Edition Festival T-shirts
    I have acquired the services of a local cartoonist / illustrator 
    Ian Dicks to design a special edition t-shirt that will be available on a
     pre-order priced at £12.50 each available in ladies / gents style,
    white shirt with coloured logo.
    If you would like one please get in touch,I will be placing the order on the 25th September they will not be available afterwards.
    Please send your money in advance, all proceeds once again will go to local charities.

    Check out Ian's Website www.dicks-chamberlain.co.uk


    Logo on front of shirt



     
                   "The Mother Ukers"
              Bringing Ukular Fusion To Lyme Regis


        "Luap Rekcut"           "Jonty Jonson"        "Barnaby Wild"

    The Mother Ukers
    Playing songs from throughout the ages on their Ukuleles, they are a three piece Ukulele band based in Bournemouth, England.
    Top entertainment available for Festivals, Bars, Clubs, Parties, Weddings or just for the hell of it. The band take on modern day classics  with their ukuleles and forge them into timeless wonders of a bygone era with the power of ‘Ukular Fusion’ warping time and space…
    The Mother Ukers are ‘The Ukulele Band’
    For more information about the band go to   www.motherukers.com
     "Uketopia Ukuleles"Of Yeovil        
      

    Will be presenting a pop up shop at the festival so if you fancy a change of uke Jennie Lovesy will be on hand to talk about these beautiful instruments, or you can visit their website www.uketopiaukulele.co.uk
    Uketopia Ukuleles are crafted in Vietnam in all solid tone woods. Available in soprano, concert and tenor sizes,  these beautiful sounding ukes are all individual in design and feature stunning wood inlay and mother of pearl features on the body or fretboard and are fitted with Aquila nylgut strings and quality, geared tuners. We also sell ammoon concert sized electro acoustic ukuleles for those who want to plug in and play, and a variety of stands, straps, tuners, leads, soft cases, Aquila strings and USB rechargeable lights for music stands. Uketopia Ukulele at The Emporium, 39 Princes Street, Yeovil, BA20 1EG


    VenueWoodmead Halls, View Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG
                 
                    

    Brief Summary Of Proposed Programme On The Day

    All times are approximate at the moment


    10.45 - Doors Open

    11.45- Grand opening- The newly appointed Mayor of Lyme Regis Michaela Ellis has kindly agreed to open the event. Then it is over to our M.C. for the day Alan Vian the Lyme R.egis town crier to introduce the show


    12.00 - 12.30 - Communal sing and strum along, we will have the use of a full size cinema screen to project the songs so you will not need stands or sheet music for the strum along. As a back up it might be an idea to print off song book and bring with you. (See above)

    12.45 - 13.45 - Mother Ukers, will present a workshop so that people of all abilities can take part

    14.00 - 17.00 - Ukulele individual Group songs from bands in the Dorset, Devon,Somerset & Hampshire. 
    Programme of group performances and strum along play order.   Click Here

    Ukulele Bands Performing On Stage 

    1.  The Luggers-  Lyme Regis Ukulele Group (Hosts)
    2.  Dorchester Ukulele - D'Ukes)
    3.  H.U.G.S- Honiton Ukulele Group
    4.  Uker-Jax-  Milton-On-Sea
    5.  P.U.B. Portesham Ukulele Band
    6.  Sidmouth Ukulele
    7.  Somerton Ukulele
    8.  T.U.S.C.-Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club
    9.  The Frukes- Ukulele Club, Frome in Somerset
    10.The Lost Souls Ukulele-Bridport
    11. Ukuleleans-Weymouth
    12. Wyke Ukulele -The Smugglers
    13. Y.U C. Yeovil Ukulele Club


    17.00 - 17.30 - Communal sing and strum along.

    17.30 - 18.45 - Mother Ukers Stage Performance.




    Group Performances

    The idea behind this festival is for ukulele groups (not individual performances) to play together and listen to other groups perform.
    All groups to register and submit three songs of their choice with playing times in advance these will be logged so you will be notified if there are any 
    duplication's with other groups, entries will be done on a first come first serve basis.


    Individuals only to perform in one group

    Each group will have a maximum of 15 mins. total time for the three songs including setting up time and vacating the stage, a start time will be given for each performance.Due to the time needed between acts all sets will be acoustic unless you have a bass ukulele that needs amplification.When submitting your songs we will need to know approximately how many people will be playing or spectating so we can reserve you a seat  for your group.


    Facilities On The Day
    There will be parking available at the venue which you will have to pay for unfortunately, but it is a public car park, early arrival is advised as this is the start of half term week so Lyme will be busy.
    There will be a full bar with snacks available, and also we have proffessional outside caterers coming in to run a pop up  cafe called
    "Dotties Kitchen" they have a well run thriving establishment  in Lyme Regis. Please go to their website for further information  www.dottiekitchen.co.uk

    This page will be updated as the information becomes available so if you have any questions regarding this event you can contact me Paul on 07778837511 or the email at the top of the page