CENTRAL COAST UKULELE FOLK FESTIVAL, AUGUST 23rd-25th 2019

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A hint of our amazing line up so far …..

The Little Quirks

Ukulele Death Squad

Johnny Devil Seed and Old Man Rubes

Paul Johnson

Cameron Murray

Connor Wink and Shawn O’Friel

Mirrabooka and so much more….

Featuring amazing ukulele collectives from around Australia, amazing poets and a hint of folk.

Dinner show, Workshops, concerts, open mic, blackboard events, market stalls.

All at the Diggers at The Entrance…

Performance places filling rapidily

contact centralcoastukuleleclub@gmail.com for further information

 

The 8th Central Coast Ukulele and Folk festival 2019 NSW Australia

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The 8th Central Coast Ukulele Festival and Folk Festival 2019

When:              23rd – 25th August 2019
Where:            Diggers At The Entrance
                          Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty,  New South Wales,   Australia

We are excited to announce that our 8th annual Ukulele Festival (and second folk festival), now known as the Central Coast Ukulele Folk Festival, is on again in 2019.

This year we will another exciting year and we are holding this event all indoors and undercover for your comfort at The wonderful Diggers at The Entrance. International, National and locals acts will play LIVE share their stories and their wonderful music.

Relax and enjoy the atmosphere and live music from Friday night’s dinner show with exciting new acts from 6.30pm, Saturday and Saturday night from 11am-11pm, Sunday from 11am-5pm. There is great food from the three different restaurants, RSL priced drinks, plenty of parking and beautiful views over our beautiful Tuggerah Lakes and friendly staff.

August on the Central Coast is such beautiful perfect spring weather warm days and cools nights. There is an abundance of accommodation around The Entrance from 5-star packages to camping grounds and caravan parks in the area of The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Blue Bay, Blue Lagoon Resort to name a few.

You can also ‘Stay and Play’ by booking the Ibis connected to the Diggers however get in early. Come and spend some time with us. You can enjoy our festival and enjoy the wonders of The Entrance, the lakes and beaches that the beautiful Central Coast has to offer.
The program is filling an application to perform forms are being sent out today.
This is a free event, only workshops will attract a fee.
The program will be available once all acts are in.

Friday 23rd night – Dinner Show bookings essential through the Diggers phone Tara or Diggers on 4332 3399
Saturday 24th workshops and live performances
Saturday night 24th – Super Jam – it will be the biggest yet followed by concerts and dance
Sunday 26th workshops and live performances

Workshops will include

* Ukulele workshop – beginners and intermediate
* how to change strings and ukulele care
* bass workshop – how to play bass beginners and intermediate
* Songwriting workshop
* a singing workshop
* picking and strumming
* Master class with riffs and lead lines
* Djembe
* Blues workshop

There will be wonderful stalls ukuleles for sale and much more…..
We have available
The Pavilion Room for – workshops
The Liquid Lounge (the main room) – main live performances we will provide first-class sound and leads.
The Barrel Bar – solo and duo and blackboard events, This was so much fun last year.
The Cafe – solo and duo and blackboard events

Anything is possible and we’d love you to be there!

Please tell your friends and thank you for keeping music LIVE

For applications to perform or any enquiries’ please contact
info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com or see below

Cheers Liz
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Happy 2019 to all!

Aloha wonderful ukulele players, long time no hear! We have been here just super busy.

All our classes are just about up and running after our successful trip to New Zealand. Thank you Ngaio and Opotiki for such a great festival.

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Ahh yes, I can hear you calling!

YES, we are having our 8th annual ukulele festival this year

The Central Coast Ukulele Folk Festival 2019 will be held at

Diggers@The Entrance

Central Coast Highway, Long Jetty,  NSW

Dates: 23rd, 24, 25th AUGUST 2019

*Friday 23rd for Dinner show plus workshops and jams

*Saturday 24th from 11am through to midnight

*Sunday 25th recovery day and a day full of acts

There will be workshops, stalls, live music from all genres, wonderful acts, something magic, open mic, blackboard events. Work in progress.

Applications to perform will be available soon

Applications for stalls will also be available soon

So mark the dates and stand by!

For any further information please email me at

info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com

 

Ukulele and Guitar classes for 2019

 

MONDAY LAKE MUNMORAH Colongra Bay Hall
Beginners class 9.30am – 10.30am
All Levels Class 10.40am-12.40am
Guitar for beginners 12.45pm -1.45pm
TUESDAY WOY WOY Sporties Club Main Room
All Levels class 6.30pm – 8.30pm
WEDNESDAY DIGGERS@ The Entrance Pavillion Room
All Levels Class 6.30pm – 8. 30pm
THURSDAY EAST GOSFORD Scout Hall Wattle Street
All Levels Class 10am-12pm
Beginners guitar class 12.15pm -1.15pm
FRIDAY Look for events
SAT/SUN Look for events

cheers

Liz

Just the Best

Our Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival was a brilliant success.

A huge thank you to everyone for your amazing support, sharing your music and love.

A huge thank you to The Nukes for the best ever and sadly last concert together. It was superb never the less and we are going to miss you terribly. We loved every minute and thank you so much for sharing so much of your music with us over the weekend.

Here a a few pictures courtesy of myself and Don Dennes. – Thank you Don.

Day/night 1.

Day 2 and 3.

 

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Thank you

 

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Only 4 Days to go to the happiest event in 2018

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FINAL PROGRAM

CCUFF program 1 Saturday

CCUFF program 1 SUNDAY

WE CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL IN A MATTER OF DAYS AND SHARE THE LOVE OF LIVE MUSIC.

WE ARE ESPECIALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE NUKES FROM NEW ZEALAND ARRIVING HERE ON FRIDAY AND THEIR WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE AT OUR DINNER SHOW ON FRIDAY EVENING.

WE HAVE A JAMMED PACKED WEEKEND OF FUN, MUSIC, DANCE, WORKSHOPS AND LAUGHTER FOR YOU THIS WEEKEND. SEE YOU SOON!

The 7th Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival 2018


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THE PROGRAM

CCUFF OVERVIEW

CCUFF program 1 Saturday

CCUFF program 1 SUNDAY

 

Central Coast Ukulele Folk festival 2018

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Our mission is to bring you laughter, love, to entertain you and help leave your troubles behind.

We believe in keeping music live and supporting live music and musicians.
We support our local, national and international musicians and artists.
(no exclusive contracts here)
Our festival is a FREE event. The only exclusion is Our Dinner Show which is catered so please call The Diggers to book a table on (02) 43323399
Our workshops are run by our wonderful musicians who like to share their knowledge. The workshops will be $20 and in the Pavillion room.
A very special announcement will be made during our festival too so you will not want  to miss out on this one.
Central Coast Ukulele Folk Festival 2018

Where:  Diggers (RSL ) at The Entrance, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty New South Wales

When:  24 – 26th August 2018

Program will be out shortly and online

A little taste of whats to come……..

Friday 24th August – our fabulous Dinner show featuring the best of local and international talent. Bookings essential through the Diggers call (02) 4332 3399 door open 6pm show start at 6.30pm- A brilliant night of Entertainment including

The Nukes from New Zealand

We have had the pleasure of booking this amazing trio a few times and they always deliver and never disappoint.

The Nukes – New Zealand’s original ukulele trio was founded on a crazy whim way back in 2008, by musical desperadoes David Parker, Ben Collier and Dave Thiele.

And what began as a trickle of original tunes soon turned into a musical torrent of biblical proportions- 3 albums and hundreds of shows later here they are celebrating 10 years together.

The past decade has seen The Nukes play their special blend of alt folk/country/roots up and down Aotearoa and beyond, taking in festivals (Womad, Splore, Auckland Folk Festival and many more in NZ and Australia) to theatres and venues up and down the country; No place is safe from The Nukes!

Now, as part of their ten year celebrations The Nukes return to the Central Coast (Yeah for us)  Audiences will be both amazed and possibly appalled by the rare feats of musicality forced upon these innocent wee instruments, slayed by the humour and scandalised by the scat.

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Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes

Formed in late 2010 by guitarist Hayden Maskey and blues harpist Paul Rubie, Johnny Devilseed & “Old Man Rubes” have been doin’ the rounds about towns, constantly blowin’ the doors off venues, every time they perform.
With a huge repertoire of original songs ranging from the old time era to the modern blues of today, their shows have been described by many as a, “full on, hardcore, foot to the floor, theatrical blues extravaganza!” A dirty Americana style Blues with plenty of talent and swagger, they are a cut above the rest and as their playful interaction seeped out into the crowd they had them from their very first number. (Dan Beazley – Newcastle Live)

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Connor Wink

Connor Wink is a young blind Singer, Songwriter and Ukulele Player from Newcastle, Australia. When Connor was two years old, he was playing songs that he had heard and liked on his toy piano. His parents realised that the ability to play by ear was a great gift and encouraged his playing. Later, when he was six, they set out to find a piano teacher to work with him.

By age 11, Connor had already recorded 2 CDs Sounds for Sight and Sounds for Sight: The Journey Continues at home with a 16 track mixer and sang and overdubbed own voice for backing vocals.

By the time he stopped classical training, he had reached Grade 3. During this time, Connor transitioned successfully to singing, due to his ability to memorize lyrics and music combined with his acute hearing, pitch. and unique voice. For a short time, Connor dabbled with the guitar; but later, he discovered the ukulele.

He had found his place as an artist.

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Shawn O’Friel

Shawn is by far an incredible talenetd musician from Hollywood Beach California. His style of music is brilliant and he is a start in his own right. He does not want any fuss he is here to perform for Connor Wink. Thank you Shawn.

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Ben Seymour

Benjamin Seymour is a  local singer, songwriter, musician from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is his dream one day to travel to the Tamworth Country Music Festival and receive a Golden Guitar award for best male artist.

Ben is on tour throughout NSW country towns and took a break to perform at our festival. He is energetic, talented and very gifted singer musician.

Ben is an amazing new, very talented young star

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Mirrabooka will be your hosts

Mirrabooka are a remarkable four-piece band of experienced musicians. Collectively each member has been involved in the music industry for many decades and have performed with many artists/musicians and genres of music in that time.The band is made up of two couples, Rob and Liz and Rosie and Glenn and formed over 8 years ago. Mirrabooka are popular around their home town as well as national and international regions.

You’ll be inspired and captivated by the beautiful vocals and harmonies, the rhythmic songs and melodies of their originals songs and dance to their catchy covers.

Mirrabooka have a unique original sound of beautiful acoustic music made up with acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, drums, djembe drums and bass, then throw in some very catchy covers and great sense of humour and you have ‘Mirrabooka‘. Mirrabooka will be performing with the MBB on Saturday night so get ready to dance!

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Cameron Murray

It is our pleasure to invite Cameron back to our festival.

Cameron Murray has been playing ukulele and uke-banjo for more than half his life, his granddad teaching him ukulele when he was too small for a guitar.   He started playing in folk clubs with his father as a youngster.

A proponent of the George Formby strumming style, Cameron enjoys performing classic tunes from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as Hawaiian hits and originals.  Cameron is also a keen collector of vintage instruments and the publisher and editor of international ukulele magazine Kamuke (kamuke.com).

Look out for his new Album

 

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That’s just for starters……

Plus our wonderful performances from

Flat Foot Floozies

Flat Foot Floozy

Foggy Foggy Duo

Foggy Foggy Duo

The Photons

The Photons

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Stickie Fingers

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Ukelles

Ukelles

Small Hat Big Country

Small Hat Big Country

Piper Butcher

Piper Butcher

 

Ukastle Ukestra

Ukastle Ukestra

Just Jenny Williams

Just Jenny

Kristina Joy and The Z Chords

Kristina Joy and the Z Chords

The Hornsby Bugs

Hornsby-Bugs-Playing

UROC

UROC

Two Buck Blues Band

two buck blues band

and more………

Deb and Ivan Caldwell

Toast Garden

Threepence

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Demented Ukeholics

The Bucket List

Cyprian Koffsovitz

Troubadours

The Old School

St Patricks Primary

Central Coast Ukulele Club

Central Coast Ukulele Club

The Mirrabooka Big Band featuring Rex Goh, Leon Gaer, Gordon Rytmeister

Saturday night is party night: get ready to let your hair down and enjoy the fun and fiesta with the MBB….. Rex Goh, Leon Gaer, Gordon Rytmeister and much much more…

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and much more

Saturday 25th August full day of amazing acts and collectives plus workshops with the Nukes and Cameron Murray. More details soon.

Sunday we present the schools, workshops, collectives and special concerts from the beautiful folk element of our festival

email us at info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com  for more details