Central Coast Ukulele and Folk festival 2018


The Central Coast Ukulele Club and The Diggers at The Entrance proudly present..

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.



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)


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.


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.


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



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


Cameron Murray

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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Sticky Fingers


sticky fingers



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




Two Buck Blues Band

two buck blues band

and more………

Deb and Ivan Caldwell

Toast Garden



Demented Ukeholics

The Bucket List

Cyprian Koffsovitz


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

Our Festival


Our festival is not far off now. 24th-26th August 2018

We have been travelling of late and performed at the Mandorah Ukulele Folk festival in Darwin. Always such a delight and so much fun. We Cant wait for our festival.

Our trip to Darwin and the Northern Territory was very successful, we had a wonderful trip.
It was hot and humid in Darwin and they certainly know how to celebrate Northern Territory day by nearly burning down the town!
The MUFF festival was full of characters and busy as usual.
We received a huge thank you from the organizers and were mentioned a number of times during the program. Mirrabooka got everyone up dancing as the sun set over the Timor Sea. AJ Leonard, Azo Bell were there also it was great to catch up with the guys from the Ukulele Death Squad.
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us on this trip,
All our classes are back to normal from tomorrow….
Monday Lake Munmorah
beginners class 9.15am-10.15am (approx)
all levels class  10.30am-12.30pm
Tuesday Woy Woy CWA
beginners class 5pm-6pm
all levels class 6.30pm-8.30pm
Wednesday Diggers @ The Entrance
all levels 6.30pm-8.30pm
(please note that on the 12th September the Diggers have a huge wedding booked so there will be no uke class that night)
Thursday East Gosford Scout Hall
all levels 10am-12pm
I am really looking forward in seeing you all. I feel like its been ages!
Next open Mic
Sunday July 22nd from 3pm-7pm at the Tall Timbers Hotel Ourimbah,
Our Dinner Show tickets are still available and it will be a brilliant night of entertainment.
Friday 24th August from 6pm-10.30pm
a brilliant night of entertainment is set. Please tell your friends.
tickets on sale now at the Diggers or please call (02) 43323399
Saturday 25th August from 11.30am to Midnight
Performances from Collectives from all around Australia, Cameron Murray, The Nukes, Mirrabooka.
Come and and a let your hair down on Saturday night with the MBB and dance the night away a  brilliant night planned.
Sunday 25th August 11.30 -5.30am
Our young entertainers, workshops, groups plus our folk element.
Join us for a fabulous  festival, free entry.
Open Mic or blackboard events
workshops $20 – The Nukes, Cameron Murray, plus more.
Program is under construction and will be online soon
Keep warm and I hope you are well and happy.

Central Coast Ukulele Folk festival 2018

Yes not long to go now folks for our 7th ukulele festival with a little bit of folk thrown in this year.

where?  Diggers RSL at The Entrance, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty New South Wales

When?  24 – 26th August 2018

Program will be out shortly

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



Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes


Connor Wink


with Shawn O’Friel


and amazing new, very talented young star

Ben Seymour



Mirrabooka will be your hosts

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That’s just for starters everyone

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

Saturday night is party night: get ready to let your hair down and enjoy the fun and fiesta with the MBB…..

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Rex Goh, Leon Gaer, Gordon Rytmeister and much much more…

Sunday we present the schools and yet more workshops, collectives and special concerts.

email us at info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com  for more details



New Beginners Class


if you are interested in learning the ukulele  then we have a new beginners class  at Woy Woy in the beautiful old CWA Hall, The Boulevarde, Woy Woy.

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Class is from 5-6pm with an all levels class following from 6.30-8.30pm

All ages welcome.



Central Coast Ukulele Festival number 7


Our 7th Ukulele and folk festival will be held at The Diggers at the Entrance, Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty.

Accommodation is available and is plentiful at the Ibis connected to the club or at the many accommodation hotels and motels around the Entrance. There is also brilliant camping and van parks and grounds to accommodate all your needs.

We will have several stages available within the club for your performances. Workshops available all weekend.

Our Dinner show is ticketed and is on Friday 24th August in the Pavillion room. We have some brilliant acts on the bill to perform for you and we welcome back The Nukes, from New Zealand. Johnny Devilseed and old man Rubes are two brilliant local artist and are brilliant. These are just two of our brilliant line up of acts for the night.

Tickets are purchased at The Diggers by calling (02) 4332 3399 to book a table. The food is wonderful.

Long Jetty is 97.2 km from Sydney (1hr 24 min) on the M1 motorway. The nearest rail station is Tuggerah and the bus service runs regularly to and from The Entrance to Tuggerah station on the northern line. Long Jetty is one hour south of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.  Plenty of parking available.

The Central Coast is a beautiful coastal region snuggled between two big cities. It has rainforests, lakes (Tuggerah Lakes, Budgewoi, Lake Macquarie and Lake Munmorah) and beautiful beaches.  Come and enjoy the live music and the beautiful Central Coast.

For application forms to perform please contact E: info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com


Central Coast Ukulele Club

P.O. Box 65 Ourimbah NSW 2258

0412 837 008

E: info@centralcoastukuleleclub.com             www.centralcoastukuleleclub.com

Central Coast Ukulele Festival 2018

The 7th Central Coast Ukulele festival 2018

23th – 26 August 2018

Diggers At The Entrance

Central Coast Hwy

Long Jetty


This year we will be holding our event all  indoors undercover at The wonderful Diggers at The Entrance with views over our beautiful Tuggerah Lakes.

Our festival this year has been moved to August as September is starting to be a very busy month and we are surrounded by other festivals and school holidays.  As August can be beautiful weather it can also unpredictable so we have decided to move this years festival indoors for your comfort and I am thinking about doing this every two years perhaps. We won’t have to worry about the weather and this gives us a chance to explore other things. Come and spend some time with us. You can enjoy our festival and enjoy our great area of The Entrance and other beaches and lakes across The Central Coast. Being out of school holidays makes it an ideal time for a break and prices.

Accommodation is plentiful around the Entrance from 5 star rating resorts and hotels to camping ground and caravans parks our on the beaches or lakes.

There is also accommodation at the Diggers (Ibis) however you will have to get in early as it gets booked out quickly

I am going to include a folk element into this year’s festival so please pass on the word. We’d love to hear from you

Our Saturday night has been  designated “Fiesta fun night”  so you can let out hair down, dress up in colours,  sing and dancing will be the fun as we have a great band booked for you.

The program so far and still in draft will run from

Thursday 23th (workshops)

Friday  24th (Day  – workshops)   (night – Dinner Show bookings essential)

Saturday 25th (workshops) (performances)

Saturday night (fiesta fun night)

Sunday 26th  (performances)

Workshops will include
* a singing workshop

* Ukulele work shop  – beginners and intermediate
* how to change strings and ukulele care
* bass workshop – how to play bass beginners and intermediate

* Song writing workshop

* Master class with riffs and lead lines

These are to name a few

We will have The Pavilion Room for a few hours – workshops

The Liquid Lounge – main performances

The Barrel Bar – solo and duo

The Cafe – solo and duo

All indoors and with food and drink ready available.

We may look at Ukes in cafes but will do something different from last year.

For applications to perform or any inquiries please contact






Thank you to everyone for your fantastic support in 2017, it was a brilliant year and 2018 will shape up to be just as fun and equally exciting for us all with great things to come.

Our classes will resume this week and so the fun begins again on

Monday 15th January – Lake Munmorah
beginners class 9.15am – 10.15am
all levels class  10.30am – 12.30pm
morning tea will be a fundraiser for Cancer research.
Tuesday 16th JanuarySporties Woy Woy
all levels 6.30pm-8.30pm

New Class and change of day for Diggers at the Entrance
Wednesday 17th – Diggers at The Entrance 6.30-8.30pm Pavilion room

Thursday 18th – East Gosford Scout Hall 10am-12pm

Looking forward in seeing you all soon