The Home of Ukulele Orchestras in the Hunter Valley, NSW
“The ukulele is a noble little instrument… anyone serious about music will eventually come to play one.”
Bob Brozman (stringed instrument god)
“There’s not much you can do with a ukulele that doesn’t sound happy.”
Jeff Lynne (Electric light orchestra)
It’s been two years since that meeting in Wickham Croatian Club, after hearing an interview on ABC 1233. Since then Mark Jackson, and his partner Jane Jelbart, have gone on to run, teach and conduct 6 different weekly ukulele get togethers in the Lower Hunter. Well over 400 people have been along to try their hand, and each week between 70-100 people get together in what we call Ukestras. This NBN TV News article by Paul Lobb is the best summary of what we do.