Welcome to Ukulelehooley 2017

by Tony Boland

Ukulele Hooley is Ireland’s international ukulele festival and this is its eighth year.

We’re really pleased to announce the 2017 Ukulele Hooley By The Sea will happening in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Over the past few years we’ve presented some the most talented ukulele performers and groups from around the world and 2017 will be no exception.

Among the many artists who’ve appeared at the Ukulele Hooley are Belgium’s Winin’ Boys, Ukulele ZaZa, Minnie & The Illywhackers, Del Rey, Andy Eastwood, Peter Moss, Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave, Janet Klein, France’s Les Poupees Gonflee, Fred Sokolow, Shine (from Spain), Gus and Finn Trio, Ukulele Red & Li’l Mamie Brown, The East River String Band, Ireland’s West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, Ukeristic Congress and Aisling Goes Walking, UK’s Hot Potato Syncopators, Casey McGill, James Clem, The Mourning Glories and many other fine artists and groups.

We will be announcing this years programme over the next few weeks but I can tell you we are excited by the lineup so far!

Most of all we will be featuring all the elements that have made the Ukulele Hooley one of the most friendly and enjoyable festivals and that’s our goal again this year.

So keep an eye on our Facebook Page, the Ukulele Hooley website and we promise you a weekend of ukulele fun and frolics!