Thursday, January 15, 2015

Saturday's Program

This is Saturday's program (14 February) - Sunday's will be available soon.
(Click on the image to see a larger version)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Festival Information

The Sixth Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival is getting closer - now just six weeks away!

Keep up to date by checking the festival page here, or follow us on Facebook.

We will publish the program here as soon as it has been finalised - look out for some exciting new workshops in addition to some old favourites.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Calling ukulele performers

Planning is well underway for the 2015 Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival (our sixth!) to be held over the second weekend of February (13th, 14th and 15th).

Expressions of interest for performing at the Festival will open on July 1st and close on the 30th September 2014.

This year we will be using an online form to collect your details (see the link at the top of our Festival webpage). In 2014 we had 104 acts performing over the three days as you can imagine it really does help the committee having the correct details of your act before we make decisions about who will be invited and scheduling acts.

If you visit our Festival webpage you can also see our fabulous new poster; you may have noticed that the 2015 Festival falls on both Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day. Perhaps that will inspire your application?

We do hope that you will consider applying to perform!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ukulele JAMboree - back for 2014

The Ukulele JAMboree is back for 2014! A weekend of ukulele jamming in the foothills of the beautiful Barrington Tops World Heritage Area on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of November 2014.

This annual event has everything a ukulele player could want - great jams, great atmosphere and great songs!

Checkout our JAMboree webpage for details or follow the Ukulele JAMboree Facebook Page for regular updates.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bosko and Honey - Hot Strumming Handout

Photo: Nick Pitsas
Did you manage to get along to Bosko and Honey's "Hot Strumming" workshop on Sunday morning?

Weren't they fabulous? Very entertaining and great workshop leaders!

Here's a link to their handout.

And the winners are .......

Our 5th Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival has now drawn to a close. It was another amazing event - made possible by the wonderful and dedicated volunteers, the nearly 100 talented (and courageous) acts, the thousands of good-natured guests and the many gracious, hard-working staff who support the event.

Thanks again of course to our Sponsors - and it is time of course to announce the winners of our raffle prizes.

Raffle 1st Prize: Debra Hare (Return tickets for 2 to Hawaii generously donated Hawaiian Airlines) .

Raffle 2nd Prize: Janette Elwell (A Koaloha Hawaiian Koa CM-00, concert ukulele, PLUS a 30 minute lesson with The Blue Mugs' Rob 'Maestro' Weule).

Raffle 3rd Prize: Irene Lim (High Tea for two at the iconic Carrington Hotel plus a subscription to Kamauke magazine).

(See Terms and Conditions here)

Survey Prize: Paula Paananen (Leho LHT-ASAK-CE Acacia Koa Tenor Cutaway Ukulele).

Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you to those who purchased raffle tickets or other merchandise - all funds go towards running the festival and keeping it FREE.

We hope to see you back again next year for the 6th Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival - Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th February 2015!!!