Ukulele Festival of Scotland 2016 – Programme

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Ukulele Festival of Scotland

in support of

Ukulele Kids Club UK

 

PROGRAMME

2016

(Please check this page closer to the event for any minor changes)

Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFSAdmin Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFSEvent Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFSWorkshops

 


FRIDAY 6TH May

 

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 2.00pm to 7.00pm,Help desk / meet and greet – Holiday Inn Foyer (1 on map)
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 2.00pm onwards,Impromptu jam space – Elizabethan Lounge Bar Holiday inn[/table]

FRIDAY NIGHT BUFFET AND PARTY (you can come and enjoy this without a buffet ticket)

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 7.00pm to 9.00pm,Wristband exchange – help desk at entrance to Holiday Inn Foyer (2 on map)
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 7.00pm to 10.30pm,Buffet – Holiday Inn Restaurant – tickets on website
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 8.00pm to 11.30pm,Open Mic – Johnston Room Holiday Inn
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 7.45pm to whenever!,Mike Hind will start us off on an evening of jamming and merriment! Holiday Inn Restaurant
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 8.30pm to whenever!,Song Share* – Mitchell Room Holiday Inn
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 7.00pm onwards,Impromptu jam space – Elizabethan Lounge Bar Holiday Inn[/table]

* Song Share – bring about 20 copies of a song to share and we will put them into files that can be enjoyed by others, it really needs to be a cover if it is going in the file – although feel free to bring your own song if you feel you can teach it to others fairly easily. It would be great if you can hole punch the copies.

Workshops – You are strongly advised to buy these as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If bought online and you have your wristband simply go to the help desk outside Duncan room 1 at Easterbrook Hall for Workshops 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13 and 14 and help desk (2) outside the Johnston Room, Holiday Inn for workshops 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15 and 16. Your name, or the name of the person who booked your ticket online, will be on the door list. If you buy a workshop at the festival you will be handed a ticket which you should hand to the team at the workshop desk at Duncan 1 or outside the Johnston Room just before your workshop. Please try to be in the workshop room 5 to 10 minutes before the start time.

 


SATURDAY 7TH MAY

 

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,Wristband exchange – Gilchrist Room Easterbrook Hall
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,If there are workshop places available they can be purchased at wristband exchange – Gilchrist Room
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,Bazaar and raffle ticket sales – Gilchrist Room Easterbrook Hall
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,Chill out zone (quiet area) coats/bags may also be left at own risk – Duncan Room 2 Easterbrook Hall
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,Hot/soft drinks-snacks/packed lunches – jamming area – Duncan Room 4 Easterbrook Hall
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.45am to 12.15pm,Jamming – great space for clubs! – Gilchrist Room Easterbrook Hall[/table]

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.45am to 11.00am
[table]Workshop 1 Ken Middleton – DECORATING WITH YOUR LEFT HAND – Duncan 1 Easterbrook Hall
Workshop 2 Manitoba Hal – BEGINNING BLUES FOR UKULELE – Duncan 3 Easterbrook Hall
Workshop 3 Mersey Belles – SONG TIME WITH THE MERSEY BELLES – Mitchell Room Holiday Inn
Workshop 4 Mike Hind – UNLEASHING YOUR INNER AWESOME – Johnston Room Holiday Inn[/table]

Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.30am to 12.45pm
[table]Workshop 5 Ken Middleton – LEADING A JAM – Duncan 1 Easterbrook Hall
Workshop 6 Manitoba Hal – INTERMEDIATE BLUES WORKSHOP – Duncan 3 Easterbrook Hall
Workshop 7 Lorenzo Vignando – ‘LOLLOBEATS’ ORIGINAL UKULELE RHYTHMS – Mitchell Room Holiday Inn
Workshop 8 Mother Ukers – WHO’S UKE IS IT ANYWAY – Johnston Room Holiday Inn[/table]

FECKLESS AND FUDDLE FIESTA – Crichton Church (Opposite Easterbrook Hall)*

Doors open 10.00am

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.30am to 10.50 am,The Creative Martyrs
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.50am to 11.20 am,Tobias Elof
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.20am to 11.40 am,Tricity Vogue
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.40am to 12.00pm,Dead Man’s Uke
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 12.00pm to 12.30pm,Feckless and Fuddle[/table]

* Please note there are only 2 toilet cubicles in the church. One of these is backstage. Plenty at Easterbrook and Holiday Inn

SCOTCH CORNER – NOT JUST FOR SCOTS! – Gilchrist Room Easterbrook hall

Specially compiled songbook for Scotch Corner – available at the festival!

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 12.30pm to 1.20pm,Scotch Corner – Not just for Scots! – with Nigel Gatherer[/table]

FESTIVAL CONCERT – Main Concert Hall – Easterbrook Hall

Doors open 1.00 pm

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 1.30pm to 1.50pm,Malestrum and Her
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 1.50pm to 2.20pm,Krabbers
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 2.20pm to 2.40pm,Zahra Lowzley
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 2.40pm to 3.10pm,Mersey Belles
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 3.10pm to 3.50pm,New Performers’ Competition – Mainstage
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 3.10pm to 3.20pm,Sarah Kelly Finalist
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 3.20pm to 3.30pm,Quaintest Show on earth Finalist
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 3.30pm to 3.40pm,Mick Jaguar Finalist
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 3.40pm to 3.50pm,Earls of Uke Finalist
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 3.50pm to 4.05pm,Tia (whilst judges decide winner of the New Performers’ Competition – Main Stage)
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 4.05pm to 4.15pm,Results of New Performers’ Competition Mainstage
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 4.15pm to 4.45pm,Bernard Massuir
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 4.45pm to 5.30pm,ZOE BESTEL[/table]

SONG SHARE – Mitchell Room Holiday Inn

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 5.30pm to 6.45pm,Song Share[/table]

UKULELE FESTIVAL – HOME GOUP (D.U.K.E.S.) JAM – Gilchrist room Easterbrook Hall

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 5.30pm to 6.00pm,Come and join us in the Gilchrist room Easterbrook Hall[/table]

GALA CONCERT – Main Concert Hall – Easterbrook Hall

Doors open 6.45pm

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 7.15pm to 7.45pm,Mother Ukers
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 7.45pmto 8.15pm,Steven Sproat
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 8.15pm to 9.00pm,Lucky Leles
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00pm to 9.45pm,Ceci N’est Pas Ukulollo
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.45pm to 10.30pm,JAMES HILL[/table]

AFTER SHOW

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.30pm to whenever!,Open Mic with Clarice and Marky – Johnstone Room – Holiday Inn
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.30pm to whenever!,Jamming in Elizabeth Lounge – Holiday Inn[/table]

 


SUNDAY 8th May

 

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,Wristband exchange – Gilchrist Room Easterbrook Hall
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,If there are workshop places available they can be purchased at wristband exchange –Gilchrist Room
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,Bazaar and raffle ticket sales – Gilchrist Room Easterbrook Hall
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,Chill out zone (quiet area ) coats/ bags may also be left at owners risk – Duncan Room 2 Easterbrook Hall
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am onwards,Hot/soft drinks- lunches/snacks/packed lunches – jamming area – Duncan Room 4 Easterbrook Hall
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.45am to 12.15pm,Jamming – great space for clubs! Gilchrist Room Easterbrook Hall[/table]

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS

Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.30am to 10.45am
[table] Workshop 9 James Hill – SWING UKULELE SWING – Duncan Room 1 Easterbrook Hall
Workshop 10 Steven Sproat- RIGHT HAND STRUMS AND TRICKS – Duncan Room 3 Easterbrook Hall
Workshop 11 Nigel Gatherer – PICKING EASY SCOTTISH DANCE TUNES – Mitchell Room Holiday Inn
Workshop 12 Andreas David (Lucky Leles) – UKE ACADEMY – Johnston Room Holiday Inn[/table]

Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.15am to 12.30pm
[table]Workshop 13 James Hill – CHORD TWINS: TWICE THE FUN – Duncan Room 1 Easterbrook Hall
Workshop 14 Stuart Butterworth – WE’RE JAMMIN’! – AN INTRODUCTION TO REGGAE AND SKA –Duncan Room 3 Easterbrook
Workshop 15 Tobias Elof – FOLK MUSIC ON THE UKULELE – Mitchell Room – Holiday Inn
Workshop 16 Matteo Cammisa – THE BONGOCAJON & THE BASICS OF RYTHYM – Johnston Room Holiday Inn[/table]

BIG BUS BEACH BUSK – with Andy Webster and co. – Meet at Easterbrook Hall Entrance

Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.00am to 12.00pm We will take the coast road, and disembark at Sandyhills Beach for a busk on the lovely sandy beach. Back on the bus to Rockliffe and Kippford – two beautiful coastal villages – we won’t be disembarking here but we will be busking on the bus. Discover Scotland’s Hidden Riviera!

We may return before 12 midday. We are planning that midday will be the latest we return.

THE SUNDAY SESSION CONCERT – Crichton Church (Opposite Easterbrook Hall) *

This concert will be a wonderful display of talent consisting of New Performers’ Sunday Competition, YUFU (youth) and more.

Doors open 9.00 am

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.30am to 9.40am,Marc Gallagher
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.40am to 9.50am,Bute Ukulele Band
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 9.50am to 10.00am,Matthew Stead
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.00am to 10.10am,Wochynskis
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.10am to 10.20am,Nicki Walton
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.20am to 10.30am,Steve Wharton
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.30am to 10.40am,Victorian Death Yard
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.40am to 10.50am,Ukulele Pirate Queen
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 10.50am to 11.00am,Carlisle Ukulele Club
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.00am to 11.10am,Allen Kent
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.10am to 11.20am,GCUkes
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.20am to 11.30am,Ukiverse
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.30am to 11.40am,Ruby Darbyshire
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.40am to 12.10pm,Cera Impala & the New Prohibition (will perform whilst the judges make their mind up)
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 12.15pm,New Performer’s Competition Sunday Session results[/table]

* Please note there are only 2 toilet cubicles in the church. One of these is backstage. Plenty at Easterbrook and Holiday Inn

CLUB TOGETHER JAM SPOTLIGHT  – Gilchrist Room Easterbrook

Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 12.15 to 1.30pm Club Together Jam Spotlight – email [email protected] to get your Club’s name down for a slot in advance – you could win the Club Together Competition!

SUNDAY LUNCH CARVERY – with Gabriela La Foley – Restaurant – Holiday Inn

Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 11.30 to 1.20pm The carvery will consist of roast meats and vegetarian options approx. price £7.50 – one course. (Pay hotel directly). The delightful Gabriela will entertain you from 12.00 to 1.15 pm

GRAND FINALE CONCERT – Main Concert Hall – Easterbrook Hall

Doors open 1.00pm

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 1.30pm to 1.45pm,Raffle and competition winners
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 1.45pm to 2.30pm,Ken Middleton
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 2.30pm to 3.00pm,Manitoba Hal
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 3.00pm to 3.30pm,Michael Adcock
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 3.30pm to 4.15pm,MIKE HIND
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 4.15pm to 4.30pm,Finale[/table]

MASS JAM with Krabbers – Main Concert Hall – Easterbrook Hall

[table]Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 4.30pm to 5.30pm Mass Jam with Krabbers
Ukulele Festival of Scotland - UFS 5.30pm Official finish – Ta Dah!![/table]

 


 

AFTER THE FESTIVAL

We are not sure how many people are staying on at the hotel on Sunday night – but we are sure that there will be a fabulous atmosphere and more ukulele special moments!

 


 

GENERAL INFORMATION

FESTIVAL MAP

The site is compact and it is easy to get from one building to another. To help you find your way around we have compiled a Festival Map which is available to download HERE. This shows all the rooms and general lay out of the site.

FOOD AND DRINK ON-SITE

Easter Brook Hall – Duncan room 4 – tea/coffee/soft drinks, snacks, light meals, packed meals.

Neuros – Easterbrook Hall (separate side entrance) – Cocktail Bar, Restaurant and Swimming Pool and Spa.

  • Friday – Lunch 11.30am to 3.30pm
  • Coffee, Cakes etc. from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Evening meal 5.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Cocktail Bar until 11.00pm
  • Saturday – Breakfast 7am to 11.30pm
  • Lunch 11.30am to 2.00pm
  • Evening meal 5.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Cocktail Bar until 11.00pm
  • Sunday – Breakfast 7am to 11.30pm
  • Lunch 11.30 am to 3.30pm (Closes)

http://www.neuros.co.uk 01387 702500. You are advised to check opening times.

Holiday Inn – Breakfast 7am to 11am – (Sat and Sun) Meals from 12pm to 10pm in restaurant and Elizabeth Lounge Bar – the restaurant will be entirely carvery on Sunday from 11.30am to 1.20pm 01387 70 20 20.

Bars – Easterbrook Hall Bar in the Main Concert Hall will be open during concerts and concert breaks. Please note no access will be possible to the bar during sound checks on Sat and Sun morning. Bar next to restaurant in the Holiday Inn, Bar in Elizabeth Lounge Bar in the Holiday Inn, Cocktail Bar in Neuros – to side of Easterbrook Hall.

SPA

The spa is part of Neuros. We have been informed that you can buy a two hour pass for £5 for the spa. (Maximum of 15 persons at a time). Treatments available at an additional cost.

CASH MACHINES

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary which is a five to ten minute walk from the Easterbrook Hall (along Bankend Road towards Dumfries) has a cash machine in the main entrance (not A & E/outpatients) near revolving entrance doors.

Petrol Station on St Michael Street (continuation of Bankend Road going towards Dumfries) – 24 hours – go out of Crichton estate turn left at mini roundabout, downhill to lights – straight through – straight on at next mini-roundabout – garage is immediately on left.

Morrisons.
Tescos.
Several in town centre.

FUEL

Petrol Station on St Michael Street (continuation of Bankend Road going towards Dumfries) – 24 hours – go out of Crichton estate turn left at mini roundabout, downhill to lights – straight through – straight on at next mini-roundabout – garage is immediately on left.

TAXIS – We have only used Mclean Taxis who we have always found to be reliable.

[table]Mclean Taxis 01387 247474,Solway Taxis 01387 259090
Neanos’ Cabs 07879 485427,Cresswell Taxis 01387 255139
Premier Taxis 01387 250000,Calside Taxis 01387 710710
Taxi 2000 07525773232/07548432000,Barnhill Cabs Ltd 07856574773
Maxis’ Taxis 01387 255667/01387 247247,Airport Links 07715 140112
A 2 B 01387 710007,S & V Cabs Ltd 01387 255667
Burns’ Taxis 01387 250507,Cairn Taxis 01387 720720
Alba Taxis 01387 247555,Maxwelton Braes Taxis 01387 720595
Star Taxis 01387 253336,Lochar Cabs 01387 711811
Harrs’ Cars 01387 269030,Airport Connections 01387 268650
Wheels Within Wheels 07546 123321[/table]

 

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