It’s our 10th year, and we’re really excited to bring you a fun filled musical weekend.

Here’s where you will find an overview of what you can expect over the weekend at the Ukulele Hooley.

The Ukulele Hooley is located at two main locations;

  1. the Ukulele Hooley 2019 Festival Club & Hub at Dun Laoghaire’s oldest club, The Eblana,
  2. and on Sunday from midday the main concert event is in the Peoples Park.

We are very grateful to our hosts the Eblana Club for their generosity in making the club available to us for the festival weekend.

Saturday @ the Ukulele Hooley 2019

Doors open at 10am, and Saturday morning kicks off with a selection selection of workshops with amazing ukulele musicians.

Workshop Schedule

Eblana Workshop Schedule

  • Andy Eastwood – Make Me Musical – Intermediate level – at 10:30am
  • Mark Mangan – Why On Earth Would I Subject Myself To Learning Chord Theory – Intermediate level – at 10:30am
  • Ukulelezaza – Rare Tricks & Grooves – All levels – at 12 noon

Ukulele and the Brain

Join Dr. Jane Bentley (Musician) and Kirti Ranchod (Neurologist) for a talk in the Eblana Club at 12 noon. There is no charge for admission.

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  • James Hill – Lyricism and Line: How to Make the Ukulele Sing – Intermediate – at 2pm

And you know ukulele players, there’s usually a Jam happening too.

Bus Busk

Afternoon (4pm) the Bus Busk departs, for a trip through South County Dublin via an open top double-decker bus, for a super fun time of ukulele playing and refreshments.

Bus Busk registration will be on Saturday 17th August at the Royal Marine Bandstand, (@ 3.45pm for those that have a ticket). 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 all three song books, Volume 1, 2 & 3. All can be downloaded from the website or you can get a copy on Saturday morning, at the festival hub in the Eblana. For a guide of which songs we might sing and when; you can download the plan 2019 Bus Bus Song plan.

 

Open Mic

On the Saturday night we have an Open Mic event, doors (and the list) open at 7pm, with kickoff at 7:30pm. Come along, bring your ukulele and song, and we’ll provide the audience.

All are welcome, just put your name on the list and we’ll call you up when its time to perform.

After the open mic portion of the evening ends, Sunday’s ukulele performers give a taste of what to expect on at the main Ukulele Hooley concert in the People’s Park.

There is an admission charge of €10 for the Open Mic Night.

 

Sunday @ the Ukulele Hooley 2019

The main concert event kicks off in the People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire at 11:30am.

We have an amazing lineup of ukulele artists local and international, both new faces to the festival, and some old friends joining us for what promises to be a memorable experience. All times are approximate.

 

Ukuele Hooley Concert RUNNING ORDER 

11.30am

UkuHooligans

Walkaleles

Andrea Booth Trio

RUGs

Ukulelezaza

1.00pm

Ukulele Tuesdays

Dublin Ukulele Collective

Ukulele Ratpack

2.00pm 

Andy Eastwood

Ukeristic Congress

Gus & Fin Trio

3.30pm     

The BIG SEA JAM at the Hooley

(Raffle)

4.30pm 

Bad mouse Orchestra

Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave Trio

James Hill

5.45pm 

Raffle

FINALE

  

(All times are approximate)

The concert ends around 6pm, but the fun continues back at the Festival Club & Hub at the Eblana, for those looking to continue the ukulele party.