Ukulele Clubs and Groups in the UK and Ireland (Updated)

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NOTE: I try to keep the info on the page as up to date as I can. But it’s best to check with the group themselves.

If you’d like your club added to the list please send the name of the group, the location and the url of website/Facebook/wherever on the net to

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If you’re looking for some guidance with your ukulele group I highly recommend Joshua Waldman’s How to Start and Grow a Ukulele Group (available in digital and paper form) (affiliate links). It’s packed with great information on the practical side of running a group and the challenges of leading and keeping a group together.

United Kingdom

Aberdeen Ukes
Location: Sheddocksley Community Centre, AB16 6WF

Alresford Ukulele Jam
Location: Swan Hotel, West Street, New, Alresford SO24 9AD

Location: Billingham Town Football Club, Bedford Terrace, Billingham TS23 4AF

Ashton Keynes Ukulele Strummers
Location: Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, UK
Website: email –

Auckland Strummers
Location: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, Southsea, PO5 3NB

Aylesbury Uke Jam
Location: Hop Pole Public House, Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Bucks

Babbacombe Ukulele Strummers
Location: The Precinct Centre, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom

BAD ukes: Brighton After Dark Ukulele Session
Location: The Hanover Pub, 242 Queens Park Road, Brighton, BN2 8ZB

Balham Ukulele Society
Location: London and South East, United Kingdom

Bangor Ukulele Society
Location: The Greek Taverna, 55 Holyhead Road | Upper Bangor, Bangor LL57 2HE, Wales

Barely Awake Ukulele Group
Location: 194 Willerby Rd, Hull HU5 5JW

Bar Kick Uke Jam
Location: 127 Shoreditch High St., London, United Kingdom
Website: or email –

Bath Ukulele
Location: Bath, Somerset

Bay Uke
Location: Jam Jar Cinema, 18 – 24 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1DG

Ukulele Bedford
Location: The Fox & HoundsClapham, Bedford, Beds

Beehive Ukulele Club
Location: Beehive Inn, 151 Peashill , Ripley, Derbyshire. DE5 3JN

Belfast Ukulele Jam
Location: Sunflower Bar, Union St, Belfast, County Antrim BT1 2JG

Biddulph Ukulele Group
Location: The Biddulph arms: 171, Congleton Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands ST8 6 QJ

Bishops Stortford Ukulele Society
Location: The Royal British Legion Club, 28 Windhill, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2NG

The Black Country Ukulele Players
Location: Halesowen Athletic and Cycling Club, Manor Abbey Stadium, Manor Way, Halesowen, West Midlands B62 8RW

Blackheath Ukulele Collective
Location: Blackheath Liberal Club, 51 John Street, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, B65 0EP

Blackheath Ukulele Group
Location: Townsend Social Club, 2 Stourbridge Road, Halesowen, B63 3US

Blackpool George Formby Branch
Location: South Shore Cricket Club, Blackpool

Bolton Ukulele Group
Location: The Old Man & Scythe, Bolton. BL1 1HL
Website: and

Bournemouth Ukulele Social (SUSBUS)
Location: Brunswick Hotel, Bournemouth BH8 8PX

The Bradford Ukes
Location: Clayton Village Hall, Bradford, BD14 6QN

Bridgend Ukulele Club
Location: Prince of Wales, Coychurch, Bridgend, Wales

Bridgnorth Strummers & Ukulele Band
Location: All Forces Club, Bridge Street, Bridgnorth WV15 6AF

Bristol Ukulele Band
Location: The Colosseum, Redcliff Hill, Avon, Bristol BS1 6SJ

Bristol Ukulele Jam
Location: Baden Hall, Northcote Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol. BS16 9HF

Brockley Ukulele Group
Location: Broca Food Market, Mantle Road, Brockley, London

The Bryce Street Strummers
Location: Burneside, nr Kendal, Cumbria

Buckingham Ukulele Group (The Old BUGers)
Location: The Woolpack, 57 Well Street, Buckingham MK18 1EP

Budleigh Ukulele Strumming Club
Location: The Dog and Donkey, 24 Knowle Road, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6AL

Burnham on Sea Seaside Strummers
Location: 24 Victoria Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 1AN

Burton on Trent Ukulele Group
Location: The Old Cottage Tavern, 36 Byrkley Street, Burton upon Trent

Cambridge Ukulele
Location: The Portland Arms, Cambridge

Carlisle Ukulele Club
Location: Carlisle Conservative Club, 28 – 30 Spencer Street, Carlisle CA1 1BA
Website: or e-mail:

Chichester Ukulele Group
Location: South Downs Holiday Village in Bracklesham Bay, nr Chichester, West Sussex

Cleveland Uke’s
Location: Royal George, Skelton in Cleveland, England; Every Tuesday 7:30 PM to 10 PM

Clitheroe Ukulele Club
Location: New Inn, 20 Parson Ln, Clitheroe BB7 2JN

Cockermouth Ukuleles
Location: The Bush, 37 Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9JS

Community Uke
Location: Shrewsbury Shropshire, Horseshoes Inn, Pontesbury

The Cool and Uke Club
Location: The Meadow Inn, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7BJ

Cool Hand Ukes
Location: The Dorset pub, 22 Malling Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2RD

Corfe Hills Ukulele Group
Location: The Royal British Legion, 80 Blandford Road Rd, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3HQ

Dawlish Ukulele Folk
Location: Dawlish, Devon

The Dancing Flea Orchestra, West Cornwall
Location: Townshend Village Hall, near Penzance, TR27 6AG

Darent Valley Youth Music Ukulele Orchestra
Location: Olive Seal Hall, Eynsford, Sevenoaks, Kent DA4 0HF

Daventry Ukulele Society (Dukesukes)
Location: Romer Arms, Newnham, NN11 3HB

Derby Ukulele Club
Location: Bandstand room (upstairs) at the BREWERY TAP (1 Derwent Street, Derby, DE1 2E); Alternate Wednesdays, 7 PM to 9/9:30 PM
Website: or email:

Dorset Ukulele Jam
Location: The King Charles, Thames St, Poole BH15 1JN

Dulwich Ukulele Club
Location: London, UK

Dundee Ukulele Group
Location: Finmill Centre, Findcastle St, Dundee DD4 9EW

Durham City Uke Group
Location: Antioch House, 66 Crossgate, Durham City. DH1 4PR

East Grinstead Ukukele Club
Location: Dorset Arms, 58 High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3DE

Exeter Ukulele Club
Location: Cafe 55, 37 Northernhay Street (off Queen Street net to the Thistle Hotel)

Faversham Uke Players
Location: The Village Hall, Sandbanks Lane, Graveney Village

Fife Ukulele Orchestra
Location: Sands Hotel, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland

Location: Provident Street Community Centre, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Frome Ukulele Club
Location: Frome, Somerset, United Kingdom
Website: or email:

Garstang Ukulele Group
Location: Arts Centre, Garstang, Lancs. PR3 1EB

Glasgow Ukulele Society
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glossop Ukulele Group (GLUG)
Location: The Oakwood pub, 67 High Street, Glossop, Derbyshire

Grand Old Uke of York
Location: The Habit, Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF

Graveney Uke Players
Location: The Freewheel Pub & Café, Graveney Village

Grateful Fred’s Ukelear Deterrent
Location: Formby, Merseyside, UK

Grinners and Strummers Club
Location: Swinton Labour Club, Swinton, Manchester

The Guitar and Uke Group
Location: Hook Library, Hook Rd, Chessington, Surrey KT9 1EJ

Haddenham Ukulele Musos
Location: Rose and Thistle, Station Road, Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8AJ; 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Halesowen Ukulele Group Strummers
Location: Halesowen Athletic and Cycling Club. Manor Way Halesowen B62 8RW

Hammersmith Ukulele Group
Location: The Stonemason’s Arms, 54 Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith

Hanwell Ukulele Group
Location: The Viaduct Pub, 221 Uxbridge Rd, Hanwell W7 3TD

Harleston U3A Ukuleles
Location: Harleston, Norfolk. IP20 9JT

Harrogate Spa Town Ukes
Location: RAFA Club 6 East Parade, Harrogate North Yorkshire HG1 5LT

Hatherleigh Ukulele Bashers
Location: Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Devon

Haworth Ukulele Group (HUG)
Location: Cobbles and Clay Cafe, Main Street, Haworth, near Keighley

Hayling Huggers Ukulele Group
Location: The Lifeboat Inn, 30 Seafront. Hayling PO11 9HL

Headcorn Ukulele Group (HUG)
Location: The Methodist Church Hall, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent

Herts of Uke
Location: The Doctor’s Tonic, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6PR

Hexham Uketeers
Location: Core Music, 14a/b Gilesgate, Hexham, NE46 3NJ

HCPL Ukulele Club
Location: 21 Franklin Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001

High and Mighty Uke Club
Location: The Cleveland Arms, High Ercall, Telford, Shropshire TF6 6AE

Holmes Chapel Ukulele Group
Location: Methodist Church, Knutsford Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. CW4 7AR

Hukuberry Jam
Location: The Owl At Kingsfold, Dorking Rd, Horsham RH12 3SA; 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month 8 PM
Website: or email –

Hull Ukulele Group
Location: The Lamp, Norfolk Street, Hull

Hythe Ukulele Group
Location: Hythe and Dibden Community Centre 2 Brinton Lane Hythe Hants SO45 6DU

Hythe Ukulele Hangout
Location: Hythe Library, Pylewell Road, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6AQ

Invicta Ukulele Club
Location: The Queen’s Head, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3ED; 2nd and 4th Monday of every month 7:30 PM to 10 PM

Kent Ukulele and Banjulele Appreciation Society (KUBAS)
Location: The Camden Arms, 1 High Street, Pembury, Kent, TN2 4PH

Kings Lynn Ukulele Club
Location: Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Kingsclere Ukulele Group
Location: St Mary’s Church, Kingsclere, Berkshire, RG20 5PJ

The Knoydart Ukuleles
Location: Knoydart, Highlands

Levenshulme Uke Up
Location: The South Manchester British Legon, Ross Avenue M19 2HW

Lincoln Ukulele Band
Location: Community Room, Tescos, Wragby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4QQ

Lincoln Ukulele Club
Location: Victoria Pub, 6 Union Road LINCOLN LN1 3 BJ

Lions Club Caerphilly
Location: Kings Arms, Cardiff Road, Caerphilly, South Wales
Website: or email –

The Loch Lomond Ukulele Orchestra
Location: Kilmaronock Millennium Hall, Church Rd, Gartocharn, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire G83 8NF

London Branch of George Formby Society
Location: 399 High Road Tottenham N17 6QN

Lowestoft Ukes
Location: The Seagull Theatre, 19-75 Morton Rd, Lowestoft NR33 0JH

Lyme Regis Ukulele Group
Location: Baptist House Church Hall, Silver Street, Lyme Regis

Lymington Ukulele Hangout
Location: Our Lady of Mercy and St Joseph Roman Catholic Church Hall, 132 High Street, Lymington SO41 0SR

Macclesfield Ukulele Club
Location: The Snow Goose Cafe Bar, 52-54 Sunderland St, Macclesfield, SK11 6HN, UK

Maesteg Ukulele Club
Location: Cross Inn, Maesteg Rd, Maesteg, Bridgend CF34 9LB

Man of Kent Ukuleles
Location: The Man of Kent Alehouse, 6-8 John St, Rochester, Kent ME1 1YN

Mansfield Ukulele Group
Location: Black Bull, Woodhouse Rd, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield NG18 2BQ

Marlow Ukulele Group
Location: The Cross Keys, 46 Spittal Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1DB

Marmite Ukulele Club
Location: The Early Bird Pub, Grove Green, Maidstone

Melfort Ukuleles
Location: Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern, Argyll PA31 8QN

Middlesbrough Happy Ukulele Group
Location: Middlesbrough Quaker Meeting House, 131 Cambridge Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. TS5 5HL

Milford Strummers
Location: Guide Hut, Sea Road, Milford-On-Sea, Lymington, Hampshire

Milton Ukulele Strummers Klub
Location: Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road BH25 6DE

MK Lele
Location: The Stables Theatre Ltd, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU

MML Ukulele Club
Location: Elgin, Scotland, IV30 4GB

Monday Ukearist
Location: Mackenzie School of English, 6 John’s Place, Leith, Edinburgh

Morecambe Ukulele Club
Location: Trimpell Sports & Social Club, Out Moss Lane, Morecambe. LA4 4UP

Location: The Prince of Wales, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8EE

MUSK Milton Ukulele Strummers Klub
Location: Rydal Arms, New Milton, BH25 6JJ

Newbury Ukuleles
Location: Westridge Studios, Andover Rd, Highclere, Berkshire, RG20 9PJ

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire UK

Newton Abbot Ukulele Club
Location: Passage House Inn, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3SF

Northampton Ukulele Group NUGs
Location: The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Northampton

Nottingham Ukulele Club
Location: ‘The Centre’ Main Rd, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7AL

North East Branch of the George Formby Society
Location: Royal British Legion Club, 9 Queens Street, South Shields. NE33 1HL

NW Charity Singers Uke Club
Location: Frames Snooker Club, Cherry Lane, Walton, Liverpool, L4 6UH

Occupy Ukulele at the Rossetti Studio (OURS)
Location: Rossetti Studio, Leazes Park Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4PG

Okelele Band
Location: Okelele Band, Church House, South Tawton, Okehampton. EX20 2LQ

Old Town Ukes
Location: The Goddard Arms, High Street, Swindon SN1 3EG

Ormskirk Ukulele Group
Location: Ormskirk Rugby Club, Green Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire. L39 1ND

Oxford Ukuleles
Location: Port Mahon, 82 St. Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW

Peebles Uke Group
Location: Peebles, Tweeddale, Scotland

People of Lewisham’s Ukulele Club (PLUC)
Location: Lewisham

Phoenix Ukulele Club
Location: Wigan Subscription Bowling Club, Park Crescent W, Wigan WN1 1SA

Plymouth Ukulele Players
Location: Stonehouse Recreation Ground, Plymouth, devon, PL1 3SF

Poole Ukulele Pluckers & Strummers (PUPS)
Location: The Blue Boar, 29 Market Close, Poole BH15 1NE

Porthcawl Ukulele Band
Location: Farmers Arms, Nottage, Porthcawl

Pompey Pluckers
Location: Florence Arms, Southsea

Portsmouth Ukulele Jam
Location: The King’s, 39 Albert Rd, Southsea PO5 2SE

Preston Ukulele Strummers Society (PUSS)
Location: Karova Arts Cafe and Bar, 15-16 St Wilfrid Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2US.

Raunds Ukulele
Location: St Peter’s Community Centre, Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK

Reading Ukulele Group
Location: The Foresters Arms, 79-81 Brunswick Street, Reading. RG1 6NY

Retford Ukulele Group
Location: The Rum Runner. Wharf Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6EN

Ringwood Ukulele Hangout
Location: Ringwood Library, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DW

The Rye Ukulele Experiment
Location: The Queens Head, Landgate Rye, East Sussex TN31 7LH

Salisbury Ukulele Band
Location: Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin St., SP1 3UT

Sandy Ukulele Group
Location: Baptist Church Hall, Bedford Road, (at the roundabout) Sandy Bedfordshire; Every Friday 7 PM to 9 PM

Sandwelele Ukulele
Location: The Walsall Arms, Bank Street, Walsall

Scarborough Ukulele Club (Seaside Uke Strummers)
Location: The Valley Bar, 51 Valley Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2LX

Scottish Multicoloured Ukulele Troop (SMUT)
Location: Glasgow

Sedgley Ukulele Strummers (SUS)
Location: Sedgley Conservative Club, Hall Street, Sedgley, West Midlands

Location: Sevenukes, Walthamstow Hall, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3UL

Severnside Ukulele Strummers Association
Location: St George’s Social Club, Radford Avenue, Kidderminster

Shaftesbury Ukulele Band
Location: Shaftesbury Arts Centre, SP7 8AR

Sheffield Ukulele Sundays
Location: Riverside Café Bar, Sheffield

Sheppey Uke Players
Location: The Aviator, Queensborough, Isle of Sheppey

Sleaford Ukulele Orchestra
Location: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, Midlands, United Kingdom

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Centre, 36 Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3EG

Somerleyton Ukulele Strummers
Location: The Duke’s Head, Slugs Lane, England, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 5QR

South Leicester Ukulele Group & Singers (S.L.U.G.S.)
Location: The Bulls Head, 44 Victoria Rd, Leicester LE8 6JX

Southampton Ukulele Jam
Location: Talking Heads in Portswood Southampton

Spa Strummers Ukulele Group of Leamington Spa
Location: Leamington Spa

St. Austell Strummers
Location: Trethurgy, PL268YA Saint Austell, United Kingdom

St Hilda’s Ukulele Group
Location: The Royal British Legion Club, 2 St Leonards Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 6EN

Stockport Ukulele
Location: Fingerpost Hotel, Hempshaw lane, Stockport, UK

Stockton to Darlington Ukulele Express
Location: The Travellers Rest, 2 West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington, Co Durham DL3 9ER

Stokes Bay Strummers
Location: Gosport, Hampshire, UK

Strictly Ukes
Location: Waverton Evangelical Fellowship Hall, Eggbridge Ln, Waverton, Chester, Cheshire CH3 7PE

Sunday Ukes (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Location: Millstone Pub, Hadricksmill Rd, South Gosforth. Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1QL

Surrey Ukulele Banjo Society
Location: The Scout Building, Church Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey

Swindon Ukulele Club
Location: Bandstand,Town Gardens, Swindon

Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club
Location: Taunton

Tavistock Ukulele Tuesdays
Location: The Union Inn, King St, Tavistock, PL19 0DS

Teddington Ukulele Players (TUP)
Location: The Royal Oak, 172 High Street, Teddington TW11 8HU, United Kingdom
Website: or

Thanet Ukulele Club
Location: The Racing Greyhound. Dumpton Park Rd. Ramsgate

Thornbury Uke-aholics
Location: The Wheatsheaf, Chapel St, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2BJ

Tunbridge Wells Ukulele Night Thing (TWUNT)
Location: Cross Keys Pub, St John’s Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 9XD

Tune Army Ukulele Club
Location: The Crown, 48-50 front street, Whickham, NE16 4DT

U3A Beartown Uke’s
Location: Congleton, Cheshire

U3A Newark Ukulele
Location: The Olde White Hart, Market Place, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Uke at the Duke
Location: Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea; 2nd Tuesday of every month 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

UkeGlos – Gloucestershire’s Ukulele Club
Location: The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham; Every Monday at 8:fuke00 PM

Ukes for Fun
Location: The Cumberland Arms, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Ukes of Buzzard
Location: The Black Lion, 20 High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1EA

Uke’s of Windsor
Location: The Horse and Groom, 4 Castle Hill, Windsor, West Berkshire SL4 1PD

Uke on the Brain
Location: The Retreat, 42 Church St, Braintree CM7 5JY

The Ukes uv ‘Azzard
Location: The Rising Sun, Mosely Green, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4HN

The Ukes of Southwold
Location: The Angel Inn Pub in Wangford, near Southwold, Suffolk, UK. NR33 8RL

Location: Pitchcombe Village hall, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 6LP

Ukietoones Ukulele Club
Location: Totternhoe Football Club, Castle Hill Rd, Totternhoe, Bedfordshire LU6 1RG

Ukulele Club Liverpool
Location: 105 Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 4LH

Ukulele Jam Thornbury
Location: Origin Cafe, Thornbury, BS35 2BB

Ukulele Junction
Location: Junction, Paradise Place, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5DL

Ukulele Nights
Location: Wolfs Castle Hotel, Templeton Road, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5JS

Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding
Location: Spalding

Ukulele Pub Jam Session
Location: Orange Tree, Chelmsford

Ukulele Wolves Cardiff
Location: The Wolf’s Castle, Templeton Ave., Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5JS

The Ukulele Society of Great Britain
Location: Digswell Village Hall, Digswell, Hertfordshire

Ver Players
Location: The Rose and Crown, 10 St Michael’s Street, St Albans, Herts, AL3 4SG

Wadhurst Ukulele Group
Location: Wadhurst, East Sussex, UK

Location: Henry Boons, 130 Westgate, Wakefield WF2 9SR

Ware Ukulele Group
Location: Allenburys Sports & Social Club, Harris Lane, Priory Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0DJ

Weald Ukulele Players and Singers
Location: The Inn on the Green, Lewes Rd, Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath RH17 7NE

Wigan Ukulele Club
Location: Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke, Wigan

Wight Ukers
Location: Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

Wimborne Ukulele Band
Location: The Church House, High St.,BH20 1HT

Wirral Ukulele Fantatics
Location: Vanilla in Hoylake, Wirral, UK

Winchester Uke Jam
Location: The Railway, St. Pauls Hill, Winchester, SO22 5AE

Woodley Ukulele
Location: Wokingham Cricket Cub, The Pavilion, Sadler’s End, Sindlesham, Berkshire, RG41 5AW UK

Woodplumpton Ukulele Players
Location: The Wheatsheaf, 34 Woodplumpton Road, Preston PR4 0NE

Wooler Ukulele Angel Delights
Location: Wooler, Northumberland, UK

Worcester Ukulele Club
Location: Fownes Hotel, Worcester, WR1 2AP

Wukulele (Worthing Uke Jam)
Location: Upstairs at Worthing Rowing Club, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PN

You Ukes
Location: Unitarian Hall, Meadrow, Godalming GU7 3JB


The Hotspot Ukes
Location: The Hotspot Cafe, Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland

Uke Ireland
Location: Open Mic Night at Shebeen Chic, Ireland

Location: Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

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  1. Neil October 15th, 2014 12:24 pm

    There seems to be a void of groups/clubs in the Basingstoke area? Which is where I am. Any advice on how to set one up?

  2. Woodshed October 16th, 2014 11:27 pm

    Neil: I’m the wrong person to ask. But I did talk to people who have set up clubs a while back. Hopefully that’s some help.

  3. bill November 11th, 2014 7:29 pm

    just been to my first uke fest gig, went on the omega uke express at the weekend and it was magic, totally hooked now and would really like to join/start up a group, or just get together with like minded people in ayrshire. anybody interested?

  4. Carol December 29th, 2014 1:13 pm

    Hi how do I get a group listed on you page please.

    Look forward to hearing from you.


  5. Woodshed January 2nd, 2015 12:13 am

    Carol: Shoot me a message with the info listed at the start of the post.

  6. Phil February 14th, 2015 3:07 pm


    Did you ever get round to setting up a club in Basingstoke? I’m there too and could do with people to practise with!



  7. neil February 14th, 2015 5:12 pm

    Phil. Nowt in Basingstoke. Went to one in Kingsclere but stopped going, just wrong songbook and demographic for my taste. So still looking for anyone. What do you like to play?

  8. john bassett February 14th, 2015 6:14 pm

    New uke club, started Jan 2015. 64 members already.

    Every Monday for performers
    Every Wednesday for beginners

    both at Ely Bowls Club, Ely

  9. Helen February 16th, 2015 11:43 am

    I’ve never picked up a uke and can’t read music so looking for a very beginner group in the Basingstoke area if there is such a thing.

  10. Neil February 16th, 2015 12:47 pm

    I would start a group, but I have no idea on how to do it and I would class myself as not beginner but a long way off teacher! Happy to get together with others from Basingstoke to try, not even sure how to do that! But I have started a facebook group, Basingstoke Ukulele Group, search for that and lets try and get this going!

  11. Ukulele Scotland February 21st, 2015 8:09 pm

    can you please remove Ukulele Scotland info & link
    from your site as it no longer Exists.



  12. MIKE B February 28th, 2015 3:48 pm

    I would love to get a little Uku group going in Wrexham.
    I can play a bit. perhaps if we have like minded people we could get going and hire a teacher or something.
    just have a bit of fun

  13. Pat W April 14th, 2015 10:57 pm

    Hello Mike,

    I play a little and would be interested in joining a group in order to improve my playing. I live just outside Wrexham.

  14. Liz Panton April 30th, 2015 10:49 am

    Hi Al,

    I have been updating my spreadsheet for north east England uke clubs and a couple of Cumbrian ones that have submitted their details so I have got a few additions and updates for your list.

    Something about your map has been puzzling me though.

    I don’t what has sent it wonky but have a look at the two place markers at Skelton near Middlesbrough. You need to zoom right in to see that there are two placemarkers there.

    One of the placemarkers is for “Uke at the Duke” in Shoreham on Sea (somewhere Down South where there be dragons!) but the “Details from Google Maps” section refers to an address where the Cleveland Ukuleles used to meet, at Saltburn by the Sea. Maybe . . . . because the Shoreham on Sea address has not got a postcode, Google Maps has got too clever for its own good and decided “Shoreham on Sea” and “Saltburn by the Sea” are the same place?

    The reason I think that that might be the problem is that the other placemarker right next to it is for Cleveland Ukuleles – and the “Details from Google Maps” section says that it is in Cleveland, Ohio!

    The club details are changing all the time but, for today anyway, these are the new ones, the changed ones and the gone-but-not-forgotten ones. (There are at least another five, maybe more, in the north east that have not entered details onto the spreadsheet and there are many more in Cumbria – it seems like there is a ukulele club or band behind every blade of grass in Cumbria :-)

    Where there is no website for any of these, people can find info about dates, times, venues, etc. on this spreadsheet or this map

    *TO ADD:*

    Alnwick Ukulele Club
    Location: The Royal Air Forces Association Club,15 Lisburn Street, Alnwick NE66 1UR

    Location: Billingham Town Football Club, Bedford Terrace, Billingham TS23 4AF

    Bay Uke
    Location: Jam Jar Cinema, 18 – 24 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1DG

    Durham City Uke Group
    Location: Antioch House, 66 Crossgate, Durham City. DH1 4PR
    Website: http://www.facebook/durhamcityukegroup

    Hartlepool Ukulele Group
    Location: Athenaeum Club, Church Street, Hartlepool TS24 7DH

    Hylton Ukes
    Location: Hylton Castle Workingmens Social Club, Hylton Castle, Sunderland. SR5 3SP

    Middlesbrough Happy Ukulele Group
    Location: Middlesbrough Quaker Meeting House, 131 Cambridge Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. TS5 5HL

    OURS (Occupy Ukulele at the Rossetti Studio)
    Location: Rossetti Studio, Leazes Park Rd, (Top of the back lane of St. Thomas Crescent behind the Trent House Pub), Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4PG

    North East Branch of the George Formby Society
    Location: Royal British Legion Club, 9 Queens Street, South Shields. NE33 1HL

    Steamin’ Ukes
    Location: The Dun Cow, Garden Place, Sunderland. SR1 3HA

    Sunday Ukes (Newcastle upon Tyne)
    Location: The John Middleton Function Room (1st Floor), Millstone Pub, Hadricksmill Rd, South Gosforth. Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1QL

    Uke in Style at the Tap and Spile
    Location: The Tap and Spile, Manchester Street, Morpeth. Northumberland. NE61 1BH

    The Uketeers
    Location: Core Music, 14 Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ

    The Ukes of Northumberland
    Location: Prudhoe Working Mens Club “The Big Club”, 3 South Rd, Prudhoe. Northumberland NE42 5JT

    Wardley Uke Club
    Location: Wardley Legion, Sunderland Road, Gateshead. NE10 8AU

    Wild Ukes ‘o Wanny
    Location: The Old Ship, 63 Front Street, Newbiggin by the Sea. Northumberland. NE64 6NJ



    Carlisle Ukulele Club
    Location: Carlisle Conservative Club, 28 – 30 Spencer Street, Carlisle CA1 1BA
    Website: (Same)

    Stockton to Darlington Ukulele Express
    Location: The Travellers Rest, 2 West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington, Co Durham DL3 9ER
    Website: (Same)

    Location: (same)



    Ukulele Allstars (replaced by Ukes4Fun and Sunday Ukes)


    Map of most North East and a very few of the Cumbrian Ukulele Clubs, Sessions, etc.

    Spreadsheet with details of above:

  15. Woodshed April 30th, 2015 2:55 pm

    Liz: Blimey! Thanks so much for all the info. I’ll try to get those sorted out.

  16. Liz Panton April 30th, 2015 4:23 pm

    This is a very boring, geeky reply – nothing to do with actual uke clubs if anyone reading this wants to skip it!

    I am kicking myself that I put the email addresses in the post. I didn’t realise that they would come out as clickable links – a field day for spam bots! ;-(

    It was a bit tedious making the list but it meant that I looked properly at the details and spotted some errors that had been lurking there for ages. I only list the club names on the ukes4fun blog itself – I am never going to do what you do and list the addresses and websites too :-) There was just so much stuff that I realised it would be a nightmare if you had to work from the spreadsheet.

    Damn! Thought too late that that might actually be easier! Worked out how to make downloadable csv file link in case that is easier for you – it will keep updating as the spreadsheet updates too! Aha! Better late than never :-) I have embedded it on this page:

    It looks from your map as if you are using a similar method as I am to get a map generated from a Google Spreadsheet – but using some other sort of app to me.

    Something I noticed when I was going through my spreadsheet details was that one club had disappeared altogether and an old record that I had deleted years ago had reappeared. This is just a heads-up in case the same thing happens with your spreadsheet.

    I think that the reversion to an older version happened when Google changed from Google Docs to Google Drive. The club that disappeared would be one that I would have entered directly into the spreadsheet, rather than via this form: The one that reappeared, the only one that I deleted, would have had the data entered via the Form.

    I think that somehow, in the swap from Google Docs to Google Drive, the new Google Drive version was based on data collected via the Form, rather than the data in the spreadsheet. That is the only thing I can think of to explain what happened.

    Maybe someone reading this will have a better idea but, in the meantime, if you used a form to enter the data then it might be worth having a look to see if anything has gone amiss with your data too?

  17. Woodshed April 30th, 2015 6:50 pm

    Liz: I took out the email addresses (I don’t think it matters to scrapers whether it’s linked or not).

  18. Liz Panton May 1st, 2015 12:50 pm

    Thank you for removing the email addresses Al! :-)

  19. david hawkley May 12th, 2015 2:38 pm

    We have a group in Cowplain , hants, which meets every Monday night 7-8.30pm. We have about 40 members and do frequent performances around the area. We meet at the Borrow centre , Cowplain, and do provide tuition & guidance for new players, and welcome them into our happy and friendly club.
    We are known as CUPS (Cowplain Ukulele Players)

  20. Woodshed May 13th, 2015 7:42 am

    david: Do you have a website or a Facebook or anything like that I can link to?

  21. Bill Holland June 16th, 2015 3:25 pm

    There is a Ukefest in Harleston, Norfolk, UK on Saturday 22nd August 2015 from 2 pm at the Swan Hotel. Mainly local groups

  22. Brian July 15th, 2015 12:41 pm

    new club to add to your listings please. Phoenix Ukulele Club. Meets every Tuesday at 7.30 pm at The Subscription Bowling Club Wigan We have 45 members.

  23. Rew September 6th, 2015 3:03 pm

    Hi there, can you change the website for Sedgley Ukulele Strummers (SUS) to become…
    The old one is up for sale.

  24. Sao September 13th, 2015 1:30 pm

    There is another ukulele club in Portsmouth called the Portsmouth Ukulele Jam. The website is:

    (as of Sep 13th 2015 is currently under construction but the two songbooks can still be downloaded!)

  25. Neil December 3rd, 2015 4:04 pm

    Still nothing in Basingstoke, anyone out there want to get together in Basingstoke and make it happen?

  26. Paul Janssenswillen December 3rd, 2015 4:40 pm

    Neil……happy to chat and see if we can’t set something up in Basingstoke. paul968986 at y**h** dot c* dot *k

  27. Kevin December 13th, 2015 9:17 pm

    Nothing in Cornwall, as far as I know- anyone up for it?

  28. Stev Box January 28th, 2016 4:21 pm

    New group Sandwelele Ukulele just started in Walsall at Walsall Arms Bank Street
    Tuesdays at 8.00 in the skittle alley
    All abilities welcome
    We do not play George Formby

  29. Jill Fowler February 16th, 2016 10:45 am

    Budleigh Ukulele Strumming Club has changed venue:
    Jam every Monday 7-9.15 pm at The Dog and Donkey, 24 Knowle Road, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6AL. We play a wide range of material. All abilities welcome. No banjos or banjoleles please.

  30. Tom Curtis March 18th, 2016 2:45 pm

    The Corfe Hills Ukulele Group (CHUGs) meet every other Monday at The Royal British Legion in Corfe Mullen, Dorset at 7:30pm. Everybody welcome, we are an all age group who play a mixture of old and not quite so old and undertake the occasional gig. See our Facebook Group page Corfe Hills Ukulele Group.

  31. Woodshed March 18th, 2016 6:57 pm

    Tom: Can you give me a link to your Facebook.

  32. Tom Curtis March 18th, 2016 7:46 pm

    CHUGs (corfe hills ukulele group) facebook page:

  33. cliff slack March 18th, 2016 9:23 pm

    For our Dementia-friendly musical afternoon in Bexhill in July, I am hoping to find a Ukulele Group who will support our charity with a performance spot in our programme.
    We aim to bring those touched by dementia, their carers and the community together through our singing groups and the joy of music

  34. Val Garner April 1st, 2016 3:49 pm

    Ukulele clubs etc. seem to be lacking in North Somerset area i.e. Nailsea, Backwell, Clevedon, etc. Have I missed any?

  35. Pete April 13th, 2016 2:08 pm

    Hi, We have a uke band here in the Ribble Valley and do the occasional gig. We’ve just been asked to show our insurance certificate. Are there any other uke bands out there who have insurance cover and if so where do we go to get it?

  36. Joan April 28th, 2016 9:22 pm

    Is there anyone in the Wrexham area who can help a beginner.

  37. Vicky May 11th, 2016 9:44 am

    Hi there, is there anyone in the Waterlooville area who would be interested in helping me set up a ukulele group? I am a beginner myself so can only play basic cords and am not really in a position to lead a group or teach. I was wondering about seeing if I could book the community room in Sainsburys for one evening per month.

  38. Daphne May 15th, 2016 7:32 am

    Hi. John and I are traveling to Ireland tomorrow and will be touring for a month. Is there any Uke groups we could join on their practice nights if we are in the area?

  39. colin smith June 1st, 2016 5:18 pm

    Cool and Uke have now moved venue and meet every Wednesday at The Meadow Inn, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7BJ.

    Thank you.

  40. margaret mullett September 6th, 2016 6:56 pm

    Is there ukulele club in or close by Ipswich suffolk?

  41. Ukulant January 7th, 2017 4:58 pm

    Hi Margaret,
    Did you have any luck finding a group, I have been looking for South Norfolk, North Suffolk groups without success.

  42. Steve January 17th, 2017 9:24 pm

    I’ve been looking for a uke group in the Ipswich area. Have just found reference to a group called the Stowmarket Strummers. I think I’ll go along and see what they are like.

  43. Woodshed January 18th, 2017 8:53 am

    Steve: Great! Hope you have a blast.

  44. Martin February 3rd, 2017 10:00 am

    Hello and I’ve played ukulele for a few years and beyond the beginner stage – Its a versatile little instrument and fairly easy to learn the basics yet unlocking its potential is much harder to master

    I have been to some conventional strumming/singalong groups yet would prefer to explore other arrangements and styles with like minded folk

    So I’m looking to join or form a small ukulele group around Leeds or in Yorkshire

  45. stan clarke February 28th, 2017 12:12 pm

    I am a retired beginner on Uke. I am looking for other Uke players to practise with or maybe form group in Redditch area

  46. Mick Fowler May 13th, 2017 12:51 pm

    Would it be possible to list clubs by location name. Somebody lookinf for us said they couldn’t find us in Braintree so didn’t know there was a club. It’s cos we are listed as “Uke On The Brain”. Would it be better to list as “Braintree – Uke On TRhe Brain” – Other clubs probably in the same predicament. Just a suggestion – keep up the good work!

  47. Dot May 24th, 2017 10:20 pm


    This takes place in the Duke of Wellington pub in Shoreham high street (which isn’t long)
    I know someone who goes there and they said its great
    hope this helps if anyone wants to go there

  48. Margaret July 31st, 2017 9:00 am

    Hi Stan Clarke

    I’m also a retired beginner on Uke looking for a group in Redditch and wondered if you were able to form a group

  49. Clair September 19th, 2017 3:50 pm

    I live near Buxton in Derbyshire and wondered if there was anything Uke-like there? I’m looking to join a Ukulele band or find like minded people in my area to start one and do some gigs now and then. Please e-mail me if you live near and love Ukes.

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