We are really looking forward to our ukulele fun filled trip on an open top double-decker bus, as we travel through South County Dublin, stopping off to play some tunes, and get refreshments.

Bring your ukulele and a copy of the Ukulele Hooley Songbooks, (don’t forget to bring all three books, Volume 1, 2 & 3) and we’ll have a good time.

Bus Busk registration will be at 3:45pm on Saturday 17th August at the Royal Marine Bandstand, (for those that have a ticket), and will depart at 4pm. You’ll get a stamp which will confirm you’re checked in to take part in the busk.

During the Bus Busk we will be singing songs from the festival song books, all 3 volumes. All can be downloaded from the website or you can get a copy on Saturday morning, at the festival hub in the Eblana.

The following are a guide to which songs we might sing and when; if you wanted to do some preparation. Of course, this is may change at any time,  depending on moment, and the humour of the players. We’re really looking forward to seeing you. Lets have an amazing time. You can download the 2019 Bus Busk Song plan here.


@ Meadows & Byrne, walking stop

Memories are made of this                 Page 10, Song Book Vol 3 (2019)

Blue Suede                                Page 14, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)

Hound Dog                                 Page 15, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)

These Boots Are Made For Walking          Page  7, Song Book Vol 3 (2019)

Jolene                                    Page 17, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)


@ Pier

Wagon Wheel                               Page 33, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)

Delilah                                   Page 22, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)

House of the Rising Sun                   Page 24, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)

You are my sunshine                       Page  5, Song Book Vol 3 (2019)


@ 64 Wine Bar

Sway                                      Page 24, Song Book Vol 2 (2018)

Bad Moon Rising                           Page 21, Song Book Vol 2 (2018)

I’m Yours                                 Page 22, Song Book Vol 2 (2018)

Viva la Vida                              Page 20, Song Book Vol 2 (2018)


Songs on the bus ….

I’m a believer                            Page 25, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)

All My Loving                             Page  8, Song Book Vol 3 (2019)

Move it on over                           Page 30, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)

5 foot 2                                  Page 36, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)

Ain’t she sweet                           Page 37, Song Book Vol 1 (2017)

Ukulele Hooley Song                       Page 29, Song Book Vol 3 (2019)

Drunken Sailor                            Page 16, Song Book Vol 2 (2018)

Side by Side                              Page 18, Song Book Vol 3 (2019)

This train is bound for glory             Page 18, Song Book Vol 2 (2018)

I’ll Fly Away                             Page 19, Song Book Vol 2 (2018)


And many … many more….

Don’t be shy, let us know which songs in the books you want to play…