|Town/City||Name of Group/Club/Session||Meeting Day, Times and Frequency||Location||Age range||Free or Fee info||On the web?||Contact details:||Other information||Information submitted by:|
|Alnwick||Alnwick Ukulele Club||Every Tuesday evening 7.15pm tune up for a 7.30pm start.||The Royal Air Forces Association Club,|
15 Lisburn Street,
|Over 18. The venue is a private club with an age limit of 18 and over.||£3.00p per session.||not yet||Lynne or Malcolm Pringle.|
|This group started April 2015 and it consists of mostly beginners.||Malcolm Pringle|
|Billingham||aroha2aloha||Thursday evenings 6.15 to 8.45||Billingham Town Football Club,|
|ages 8 plus and adults||£1||https://www.facebook.com/Aroha2alohaemail@example.com||The group rehearse and learn songs and dances accompanied by ukuleles. We have, baritone, tenor & soprano players and would like a bass player and any of the afore mentioned ukuleles.|
If enough interest is shown a seperate ukulele club can be ran once or twice a month after the aroha2aloha rehearsals finish. Please get in touch if this is something you might prefer.
Linda Harper 07793029597
|Carlisle||Carlisle Ukulele Club||Every Sunday 12:00 - 2:00||Carlisle Conservative Club|
28 - 30 Spencer Street
|Any (All adults at the moment.) We meet in a pub so any under 18's would need to be accompanied by a parent / guardian.||Free||http://www.carlisleukeclub.webs.com/||Dave Stubbs firstname.lastname@example.org||5/12/2011: Email address changed|
30/4/2015: Venue address changed
|Cockermouth||Cockermouth Ukulele Players (CUkes)||Every Monday 7.30pm 9.30pm||The Bush Pub, |
37 Main Street,
Cumbria CA13 9JS
|18 and over at present thanks.||no cost, just for fun complete beginners to experts all welcome. We do play gigs if people want to join in then that's fine.||http://email@example.com||BBQ Bob|
|Darlington||Stockton to Darlington Ukulele Express||Second and Last Thursday of Every Month||The Travellers Rest, |
2 West Auckland Road,
|All Ages||Free||http://firstname.lastname@example.org||The Stockton to Darlington Ukulele Express is a Ukulele club in the North East of England for Ukulele players of all abilities.|
The meetings are currently held the second Thursday and the Last Thursday of every month. Check our Google group for the date of the next meeting:
Contact Simon Brown for further details.
|Durham City||Durham City Uke Group||Tuesdays 7.30 - 9pm|
Thursday sessions starting January - check the facebook page for details...
|Antioch House, |
|18 and over||£48 for 10 week blocks of tuition covering all aspects of the wonderful ukulele! Runs (roughly)in line with the academic year.||http://email@example.com||Ian McKone|
Feel free to ring or write with any queries
|Gateshead||The Sage Adult Programme Ukulele||Wednesdays during term time:|
Beginners: 6.30pm - 7.30pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Intermediate: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Uke Troupe (advanced): 7.30pm - 9pm
New term beginning on: Monday 9th January (Spring Term 2012).
|The Sage Gateshead, |
St Mary's Square,
|18 and over||See "Other Info" for Fees and Concessions||http://www.thesagegateshead.org/content/documentLibrary/1174b7f4-cf76-bb15-5df6-119fd2866bfc.pdf|
|Enrol by phone on 0191 443 4661||Nov 2011: Concessions are available for people over 60, members of the Silver Programme, students and people in receipt of benefits. |
For participants who would like to take the opportunity to commit to a full year’s activities and are able to pay for the year in one payment, we are able to offer a discount on the enrolment fee.
For participants who would like to guarantee their place for the full year, but who would prefer to pay in three installments, we are also able to offer a discount.
Full Price per term £66 concession £38.50
Annual per year £177 (£59 per term) concession £96 (£32 per term)
Installment per year £186 (£62 per term) concession £102 (£34 per term)
|Gateshead||The Sage Silver Beginner Ukulele|
The Sage Silver Improver Ukulele
The Sage Silver Ukuleles (Band)
|Beginner - Thursdays 1030-1130 (The Sage)|
Improver - Thursdays 1230-1400
Band - Thursdays 1430-1600
|Beginner - Sage Gateshead|
Improver - Gateshead Old Town Hall
Band - Gateshead Old Town Hall
Gateshead Old Town Hall
|Tends to be 60+||£4.00 per seesion||Sage Gateshead website||Silver Programme 0191 4435034|
|Great fun and a great atmosphere.|
Teachers (Joe and Eleanor) are brilliant.
A real mixture of song styles, traditional and modern.
|Mick Bell (Constant Improver!!) Tel: 01670 512901|
|Gateshead||Wardley Uke Club||Thursdays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Wardley Club, |
|Not yet||Dorothy Hall|
|New members welcome.|
We meet in the downstairs lounge.
|Hartlepool||Hartlepool Ukulele Group||Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:00||Athenaeum Club, |
|over 16 (may be revised)||£2 (no tea and biccies now but there is a bar and rumours of a great pint!)||not yet||Geoff Lilley, 01429 291542, firstname.lastname@example.org||New members always welcome||Geoff Lilley email@example.com|
|Hexham||Core Music Ukulele Juniors Class: Beginners||Mondays - 4.45pm -5.15pm||Core Music, |
|5-7 year olds|
|£3.50 per session||http://www.coremusic.co.uk/||Core Music|
01434 601 993
|Mike Coleman, Core Music|
|Hexham||Core Music Ukulele Juniors Class: Intermediate||Fridays - 4.00pm - 4.45pm||Core Music, |
|up to 14 years old||£4.00 per session but normally paid per term||http://www.coremusic.co.uk/||Core Music|
01434 601 993
|Mike Coleman, Core Music|
|Hexham||The Uketeers||Thursdays - 7.00pm - 9.00pm||Core Music, |
|Adults (18 and over - some exceptions by arrangement)||£2.00 per session||http://www.coremusic.co.uk/activities/clubs/the-uketeers/||Core Music|
01434 601 993
|The group do occasional gigs and new members are welcome any time.||Mike Coleman, Core Music|
|Middlesbrough||Middlesbrough Happy Ukulele Group||every Thursdays 7-8.30pm at present||Middlesbrough Quaker Meeting house, |
131 Cambridge Road,
Middlesbrough. TS5 5HL
|all ages (if under 14 please come with adult)||£3||https://www.facebook.com/groups/585197241586717/||Rob Tucker 01642 294580 firstname.lastname@example.org||Beginners and player groups alternating every other Thursday at present, check FaceBook page||Rob Tucker|
|Morpeth||Uke in Style at the Tap and Spile||Tuesdays 8.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.||The Tap and Spile, |
|18 and over.||Free Sessions||Not on the Web.||Dick Dodds|
Phone Number 01670516148
|Beginners welcome||Dick Dodds|
|Newbiggin-by-the-Sea||Wild Ukes 'o Wanny aka The Old Ship Ukulele Night||Every other Wednesday starting between 7:30 and 8pm, lasting up till just after 9 or when people have had enough !!||The Old Ship, |
63 Front Street,
Newbiggin by the Sea.
Northumberland. NE64 6NJ
|Adults – if not young then young at heart. We meet in a pub (two real ales always on tap) and younger teenagers should be accompanied by an adult.||Free||http://j.mp/WildUkesPage||Dennis: 01670 817231 or |
Mick Bell: email@example.com
|Back room in the Old Ship pub on the main street in Newbiggin – entry via the front overlooking the prom, or via door at side.|
Car parking both on-street and in public car parks off Front Street and at Maritime Centre.
Attendees (usually between 7 and 14) regularly travel from the local area and from further afield (including Tyneside, Chester-le-Street and even Thropton!).
Song sheets available via email.
One resident soprano uke available for loan.
All abilities welcome.
|Newcastle upon Tyne||Beginner Ukulele Class (Newcastle City Library)||Every Friday 12:00-1:00pm from 16th Oct 2015||Newcastle City Library (Level 3, Room 4)|
New Bridge Street West
|18 and over.||£5 per person (just pay cash for each class you go to).||Session is ran by professional musician Ellie Jamieson, from Jamieson Music Tuition.|
|Call or email Ellie for more details or to book your place.|
|Please bring your own instrument along. We do not supply ukuleles. If you don't have one and would like some advice buying one, you are welcome to get in touch for any tips!||Ellie Jamieson|
Jamieson Music Tuition
|Newcastle upon Tyne||OURS (Occupy Ukulele at the Rossetti Studio)|
(formerly known as Left Hand Stair Ukes at Bar Loco)
|Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm||Rossetti Studio, |
Leazes Park Rd,
(Top of the back lane of St. Thomas Crescent
behind the Trent House Pub)
Newcastle upon Tyne.
|All ages||Small donation to cover room cost (usually £2)|
07957 625 303
|OURS (Occupy Ukulele at the Rossetti Studio)|
is the session formerly known as "Left Hand Stair Ukes" that used to meet at Bar Loco and then at The Rossetti Studio.
|Newcastle upon Tyne||Sunday Ukes (Newcastle upon Tyne)||About two Sundays a month, 2:00 - 4:00||The John Middleton Function Room (1st Floor)|
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
|All ages. Mainly adults. We meet in a pub and children should be accompanied by an adult.||Free||http://ukes4fun.org.uk/sunday-uke-sessions-millstone/||Dot Kirton: 07986 526 527|
Liz Panton: firstname.lastname@example.org
|NOT every Sunday. Please check the calendar on this page for dates: http://ukes4fun.org.uk/sunday-uke-sessions-millstone/|
Large room with plenty of space.
Usually attended by members of The Attic Band too.
|Newcastle upon Tyne||Ukes4Fun||Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00||The Cumberland Arms, |
James Place Street (off Byker Bank),
Newcastle upon Tyne
|All ages. Mainly adults. We meet in a pub and children should be accompanied by an adult.||Free||www.ukes4fun.org.uk||Liz Panton: |
|Oct 2011: Currently at capacity for regular attenders though attendance fluctuates and we normally lose and gain members around the start and end of the academic year.|
New faces are always welcome but please be aware that on some nights you might not be able to get into the room or you might have to stand.
We have a bass player and "core group" of regulars who lead the songs in our songbooks. We are very grateful to members who often give up their seats in order to accommodate these members as well as members with disabilities.
There are usually two or three "spare ukes" around - don't be shy about asking.
Songbooks on the website for downloading
|Prudhoe||The Ukes of Northumberland||Thursdays 7.00 - 9.00||Prudhoe Working Mens Club|
"The Big Club"
3 South Rd
Northumberland NE42 5JT
|Over 18's||Free||https://ukeofnorthumberland.wordpress.com/||Ray Cowell tel 01661 836315 Mobile 07805493284|
|Meet in the lounge.|
All welcome from beginners to top pickers
Or just come along and listen
Very comfortable lounge and cheap drinks
|Redcar||redcarukes||Thursday 7 pm until 9pm||Citizen's Club |
|14 to 85||£2 to cover room hire email@example.com||7913743714||Keith Thorpe|
10 Epsom Rd
|Scarborough||Seaside Uke Strummers (Scarborough Ukulele Club)||Meets on Mondays at 7.30pm||Valley Pub, |
(in the upstairs dining room),
51 Valley Road,
|All ages. Under 16's with an adult please.||Free||http://seasideukestrummers.weebly.com/|
|Skelton||C'Ukes (Cleveland Ukuleles)||Tuesday Evenings 7.30pm - (approx) 10pm at The Royal George, Skelton-in-Cleveland||The Royal George Hotel, |
|18 and over||£1 per week||www.clevelandukulele.co.uk|
07770 880 232
|C'Ukes are a group of like minded players who meet every week at the Royal George, Skelton in Cleveland, England. |
WE ARE CURRENTLY FULL, but if you would like to join us in the future please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll let you know as soon as we have space!!
|Skelton||C'Ukes (Cleveland Ukuleles)||Tuesdays 7.30-10pm||The Royal George Hotel, |
|To be confirmed with our new venue. |
Please assume 18 and over in the meantime. No upper age limit!
07770 880 232
|South Shields||North East Branch of the George Formby Society||2nd Tuesday of the Month 7.30pm - 10.00pm||Royal British Legion Club, |
9 Queens Street,
|All Ages||£1 to help towards buffet||http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-East-George-Formby-Society/233835399966377||Colin Bourdiec, 07990825867, email@example.com, www.ukeplayer.co.uk||Colin Bourdiec|
|Sunderland||Hylton Ukes (was "ukes4u")||Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm - 9pm||Hylton Castle Workingmens Social Club, |
|18 and over||FREE||not as yet||Alf Scott|
0191 548 3432
|Most of people are just learning but are picking chords etc quite easily.|
You don't have to be an expert.Just come along and enjoy a bit of fun.
The ukulele is a fun instrument,it makes you feel relaxed,takes the stress off you,easy to play and when you play/sing that first song wow,did i just do that!!Meet new people.
|Sunderland||Strumbles||2nd and 4th Monday every month 1:00 - 3:30||Stumble Inn|
|16 and over||Free||No but there is an email list for circulation of songs/music etc..||Charlie Lally 07967 971935 firstname.lastname@example.org||Open to all abilities - not a teaching class but opportunity to develop ukulele techniques by sharing expertise. Meetings are in the upstairs function room (no lift!)||Charlie Lally|
|Washington||Washington Ukes||Wednesdays 7.00-9.00pm, weekly||Biddick Inn|
|All ages||50p - to cover photocopying||No||Mary Evans|
|Whickham||Tune Army Ukulele Club||First Monday of the month at 7.30||The Crown Inn, |
|All ages welcome||Free club||http://tunearmy.blogspot.com||Jeff Parkin|
|Players of any ability welcome.||Jeff Parkin|
|Whitley Bay||Bay Uke||Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00||Jam Jar Cinema|
18 - 24 Park Avenue,
|18 and over||£2.00 per session and licenced bar available||https://www.facebook.com/groups/1537555709835701/||Keith Miller|
|Usually we meet at Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay. Occasionally due to other cinema bookings and film nights we move to another venue. eg |
Northumbria School of English near to Rockcliffe Bowling Club, Whitley Bay
|Whitley Bay||Hound Dog Music Ukulele Classes||2013 classes will start on Saturday Jan 12th 10:00 to 11:00. for 10 weeks.||Hound Dog Music, |
147 Park View,
|16 and over.||10 weeks x 1hour classes = £55.||www.hounddogmusic.co.uk|| Tony Bowler at Hound Dog Music.|
|Small groups~maximum of 8 per group.|
Ukulele classes are hosted by Jim Newman, a well known local tutor/musician, who also teaches guitar, banjo and mandolin.
|Marske by the Sea||Rockulele||Wednesday's beginners 6:10 to 7:00|
All abilities 7:15 to 8:45
|The White House|
Marske by the Sea
|All ages (children are welcome at the beginners session and must be accompanied by an adult)||£2 per person for room hire/printing||Marske Rockulele on Facebook |
Group page Redcar Road Rockulele
|email@example.com||We are a relaxed informal group and we play a variety of music including lots of modern pop/rock songs. All ages and abilities are welcome, children are welcome to come along to the beginners session if accompanied by an adult. We enjoy performing and have participated in a variety local events.||Diane Broadrick|
|Wooler||Angel Delights||Wednesdays 6.45pm to 8pm or longer.||Angel Inn, |
4 High St,
|Any age welcome||£3 per session||https://www.facebook.com/TheSchoolOfUke||Malcolm or Lynne Pringle, 01668 283488 firstname.lastname@example.org||Meeting held in the conservatory at the back of the pub||Malcolm or Lynne Pringle, 01668 283488 email@example.com|