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Bristol Uke festival

Hen & Chicken | 25th June 2022

Doors: 2pm - 11pm


Main stage

2:00-2:30 BUG

2:45-3:15 Ukulele Ben Band

3:30-4:00 The Glastonberries

4:15-4:45 Sharon Lazibyrd

5:00-5:30 The Grassy Knowle Ensemble

5:45-6:15 The Mother Pluckers

6:30-7:00 The Uke Lifters/Southbank ukulele club

7:15-7:45 The F’Ukes

8:00-8:30 Fragile Lucy

8:45-9:15 South Bristol Ukes

9:30-10:00 Sue Warren

10:15-10:45 The Galloping Alligators

11:00-11:30 Sad Ken

Workshop stage

1:00-2:00 Family Ukulele Workshop

2:15-3:15 Children performers

3:30-4:30 Adult Beginners workshop

4:30-5:30 Finger Picking Good workshop

5:30-6:30 Adult Bass workshop

7:00-11:00 Open Mic
(add your name on the list from 6:30pm in the Workshop room)

Flashmob: 3:20pm ground floor in the main bar (all uke players welcome!)

Please email bristolukulelefestival@gmail.com for the song sheet and you can watch the video tutorial to practice along

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Beginners Family

🕐 1pm - 2pm £ £7 (individual) £22 (group)

Join us for a 1 hour workshop from 1pm-2pm at The Hen and Chicken in the workshop room. Learn how to play some songs on the ukulele with your family (this workshop is aimed for families with children)!

This workshop will teach you the basics of how to play the ukulele and is delivered by Danielle Greenwood, a full time ukulele teacher and founder of Bristol Ukulele Festival.

You will learn how to hold, strum and play simple chords and a song on the ukulele! Left or right handed welcome! All instruments are provided and you will be given your own songbooks (to keep!) at the end of this hour-long workshop

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Individual and family tickets* available for purchase. 1 songbook will be given per family.

*Please note family size limited to 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Child age range appropriate for learning is 5-16 years old.


Adult Beginners

🕐 3:30pm - 4:30pm £ £10

Are you ready to learn how to play the ukulele? Why not pop along to the beginners workshop from 3:30-4:30pm at The Hen and Chicken and learn how to strum, play chords and a couple of songs?

Please note you must purchase a festival ticket as well to attend this workshop.

This one hour workshop is delivered by Danielle Greenwood from Uke Lift Project, a full time ukulele teacher and founder of Bristol Ukulele Festival.

All ukuleles and music are provided but please feel free to bring your own uke if you have one! This workshop is for ages 16yrs+


Finger Picking

🕐 4:30pm - 5:30pm £ £10

Come along on June 25th from 4:30-5:30pm in the workshop room at The Hen and Chicken and explore the many wonders of finger picking with Dan Budd of Ukulala and Ukulele Jam.

Please note you must purchase a festival ticket as well to attend this workshop.

Learn to play basic yet beautiful patterns which will wow your friends and amaze your family. Even learn to crete your very own devilishly clever right handed* delights. (*left handers may also apply).

Bring your ukulele if you have one but we will also provide ukuleles to borrow for the workshop if you need one!


Bass Ukulele

🕐 5:30pm - 6:30pm £ £10

Bring your bass along to this awesome workshop from 5:30pm-6:30pm at The Hen and Chicken during our Festival.

Please note you must purchase a festival ticket as well to attend this workshop.

This workshop is delivered by Josh who studied at the Contemporary Music School, East Sussex, and gained a Diploma in performance at the London College of Music. When not on tour or in the studio, Josh works as a Peripatetic Tutor, teaching guitar, bass, ukulele and theory in schools in Kent and Sussex. Josh also runs evening adult education classes for ukulele and guitar.

The Bass Ukulele Workshop is designed to help take you to the next level in your playing skills, and will be useful not only for those setting out on their journey to bass ukulele stardom but also to players who already have playing experience.

The workshop is open to any and every bass player regardless of ability and there is no requirement to read music or understand theory. Instruments are not provided for this workshop so please bring your own.


Bristol Ukulele Festival from Uke Lift Project

Bristol Ukulele Festival