The Ukastle Ukestra and Ukestral Voices are performing nfor our sixth (or is it 7th?) year at Blue MUGS’ Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival on Saturday 10 February 2018.
But we are very proud that there are a bunch of other local musicians contributing. Make sure you catch them. These are what we know about.
Last chance rehearsals on Saturday in Katoomba
12.30 – Ukestral Voices
4pm – Ukastle Ukestra rehearsal
We usually do these in the forecourt of the library. But keep your ear to the grapevine. Ask other ukestrans on the street.
We will have three rehearsals. Rehearsals go for 1-2 hours.
- Wednesday 10 January 2018, 5pm, which is just prior to the Wednesday night session of Ukestral Voices. Venue is the Adamstown Uniting Church Hall – the Barnes Room.
- Sunday 21 January, 11am, Carrington bowlo
- Saturday 3 February, 2:15pm, Carrington bowlo
Rehearsal fee is $20, regardless of whether you attend one rehearsal (obviously not ideal!) or all three (perfect!).
Set List (this is the order of performance) for Ukastle Ukestra – 6pm in the Marquee
- Unchain my heart – Neil
- Blue Yodel #6 – Kate
- Love Yourself – Max
- Waimanolo Blues (Chris & Cassia)
- Chandelier – Ruth
- Burn Your Name – Caroline
- How Bizarre – Graham
And just if you want to work on your Waimanalo Blues.
Performances from Novocastrians
Also at 10am – Ukenjamit – last minute inclusion on the Marquee Stage (instead of Warrimoo School)
1:30pm – Ukestral Voices in the Marquee
2:30pm – Jack n Jel n Ruth n John in the Ballroom
6pm – Ukastle Ukestra in the Marquee
Also at 6pm is Threepence (Penny, Anne, Gail and Lynden). That’s a bugger! (Not sure where – last minute inclusion).
7pm – The Outlaws in Baroque Night Club (this group includes Mark, Jane, Di and Ruth)
7:30pm – John Wallace in the Old City Bank Bar
Ukestral Voices Repertoire
The UV gig is at 1.30pm and the repertoire is…
- Throw Your Arms Around Me
- Kum Ba yah
- In This Heart
- Unst Boat song
- encore Tonight you Belong to Me
Ukestral Voices Rehearsals – One Joint Rehearsal – Wednesday 7 February
There are no specific rehearsals for Ukestral Voices. You just need to attend the regular sessions.
That means you’ve got these dates to practice up …
Wednesdays 10, 17, 24, 31 January.
Fridays 12, 19, 26 January and 2 February
There will be no Ukestral Voices on Friday 9 February as we will already be heading to Katoomba. Sooooo….
Wednesday 7 February – we would like to encourage ALL Ukestral Voices singers to do the session on this date. Normal Wednesday night time of 6:45pm at Adamstown Uniting Church Hall.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR MIND AND ARE NO LONGER COMING TO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS UKULELE FESTIVAL