|Town/City||Name of Group/Club/Session||Location||Meeting Times and Frequency||Age range||Free or Fee info||On the web?||Contact details:||Group/Club Contact Email Address (if any):||Other information||Information submitted by:|
|Alnwick||The Ukulele Riff-Raff||The Royal Air Forces Association Club,|
15 Lisburn Street,
|Every Tuesday evening 7.15pm tune up for a 7.30pm start.||Over 18. The venue is a private club with an age limit of 18 and over.||£3.00p per session.||http://www.northumbrian.info/riffraff/||Susan Thompsonemail@example.com||This group started April 2015||Malcolm Pringle|
Jan 2018: Updated by Liz Panton
|Bedlington||Bedlington Ukulele Band||Bedlington Community Centre, West End Front St, Bedlington. NE22 5UB||Thursdays during term time 11.00 - 12.00||18 and over||£4 per session payable half termly for tutor led classes||Not yet||Diane Robson|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Fun, friendly group of about 30 players. Established 4 years. Regular performance opportunities. Not suitable for total beginners - contact me for info on regular beginners' courses||Diane Robson|
|Billingham||aroha2aloha||Billingham Town Football Club|
|Thursday evenings 6.15 to 8.45||ages 8 plus and adults||£1||https://www.facebook.com/Aroha2aloha/||Linda Harper 07793029597 |
|email@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.
|Carlisle||Carlisle Ukulele Club||Club 35, 35 Lowther Street Carlisle, CA3 8EJ||Every other Sunday (next meeting October 23rd 2011 then every two weeks after that).|
12:00 - 2:00 pm (could stay longer if required)
|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.orgemail@example.com||Dave Stubbs|
|Cockermouth||Cockermouth Ukulele Players (CUP or Cock Up!)||The Bush Pub |
|Every Monday 7.30pm 9.30pm||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://www.cukes.co.uk||http://firstname.lastname@example.org||BBQ Bob|
|Coldingham||Coldingham Ukulele Club||Coldingham Bay Leisure Park|
|Tuesdays weekly 7pm - 9pm||18 and over||£2 per week||No||Malcolm Bennett 018907 71526||The club has been going almost a year and half. Always welcome visitors as well as new members who can play, and beginners.||Malcolm Bennett|
|Cullercoats||Bay Uke||Cullercoats Crescent Club|
|Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.00||18 and over||No formal fee - but we encourage participants to purchase drinks at the bar in order to cover costs.||https://www.facebook.com/groups/1537555709835701/||Keith Miller, Email email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||We have a "Bay Uke" Facebook page which provides updates on meeting arrangements and general information - including play lists and songsheets.|
If you wish to be added to our email "Bay Uke" distribution list then send an email to email@example.com with your full name and contact details.
(Bay Uke used to meet in Whitley Bay. Please note change of venue to Cullercoats.)
Updated 16 June 2019 by Colin Bowman
|Darlington||Stockton to Darlington Ukulele Express||Foresters Arms |
|Second and Last Thursday of Every Month||All Ages||Free||http://ukuleleexpress.blogspot.com/||Simon Brown firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com||The Stockton to Darlington Ukulele Express is a Ukulele club in the North East of England for Ukulele players of all abilities.|
The venue is the Foresters Arms, Darlington. Situated just off of the A1, follow the A167 toward Darlington, Link to Google Map Here. Post code for Sat Navs is DL1 3LU.
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||Antioch House, 66 Crossgate, Durham City, DH1 4PR||Tuesdays 7.30 - 9pm|
Thursday sessions starting January - check the facebook page for details...
|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://www.facebook/durhamcityukegroup||Ian McKone|
Feel free to ring or write with any queries
|Easington Village||Easington Ukulele Band||Seaton Holme, Hall Walks, Easington Village, County Durham. SR8 3BS||Tuesdays 13.00 - 14.00||18 and over||£4 per session payable half termly for tutor led classes||Not yet||Diane Robson|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Fun, friendly group of about 20 players, which has been running for 10 years. Regular performance opportunities. Not suitable for beginners||Diane Robson|
|East Bedlington||Station Ukes||East Bedlington Community Centre, Station Rd, Bedlington. NE22 7JW||Thursdays during term time 13.00 - 14.00||18 and over||£4 per session payable half termly for tutor led classes||Not yet||Diane Robson|
|email@example.com||Fun, friendly smaller group, suitable for players with a knowledge of a few basic chords (next stage on from beginners). For total beginners, contact me for info on regular courses.||Diane Robson|
|Gateshead||Low Fell Ukes||Gateshead Fell Cricket Club, 2 Eastwood Gardens, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5UB||Thursdays|
Main Group 7.00 to 9.00pm
|18 and over||£2 a week||@lowfellukes||Richard Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org||Richard Taylor|
Numerous Ukulele Classes at different levels, for different age groups, different themes, etc.
St Mary's Square,
|Various Times, Days and Locations: see The Sage website||Varies for different groups||See The Sage website||http://www.sagegateshead.com/search/?search=ukulele||Varies for different groups, see The Sage website.|
Enrol by phone on 0191 443 4661
|Gateshead||Wardley Uke club||Wardley Club, |
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|email@example.com||New members welcome.|
We meet in the downstairs lounge.
|Guisborough||Cleveland Ukes||Guisborough Quoits Club, 35 Northgate Guisborough TS14 6JP||Tuesday 7.30pm||18 and over||£25 annually||https://clevelandukes.wixsite.com/clevelandukes||Phil Toddfirstname.lastname@example.org||All Genres||Phil Todd|
|Hartlepool||Hartlepool Ukulele Group||Athenaeum Club, Church Street, Hartlepool TS24 7DH||Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:00||over 16 (may be revised)||£2 (no tea and biccies now but there is a bar and rumours of a great pint!)||http://email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||New members always welcome||Geoff Lilley email@example.com|
|Hexham||Core Music Ukulele Group||Core Music|
|Thursdays - 7.00pm - 9.00pm||Adults (18 and over - some exceptions by arrangement)||£2.00 per session||http://www.coremusic.co.uk/||Core Music|
01434 601 993
|firstname.lastname@example.org||The group do occasional gigs and new members are welcome any time.||Mike Coleman, Core Music|
|Hexham||Core Music Ukulele Juniors Class: Beginners||Core Music|
|Mondays - 4.45pm -5.15pm||5-7 year olds|
|£3.50 per session||http://www.coremusic.co.uk/||Core Music|
01434 601 993
|email@example.com||Mike Coleman, Core Music|
|Hexham||Core Music Ukulele Juniors Class: Intermediate||Core Music|
|Fridays - 4.00pm - 4.45pm||up to 14 years old||£4.00 per session but normally paid per term||http://www.coremusic.co.uk/||Core Music|
01434 601 993
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Mike Coleman, Core Music|
|Hexham||The Hexham Uketeers||Core Music|
|Thursdays, 19.00 - 21.00, at Core Music, apart from last Thursday in the month, when we are at The General Havelock in Haydon Bridge, NE47 6ER, 19.00 to 21.00.||18 and over||£2 per person at Core Music, free at the General Havelock||https://www.facebook.com/The-Hexham-Uketeersemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||Garry Swinton|
Updated Nov 2018
|Marske by the Sea||Rockulele||The White House|
Marske by the Sea
|Wednesday's beginners 6:10 to 7:00|
All abilities 7:15 to 8:45
|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.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||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|
|MIddlesbrough||Middlesbrough Happy Ukulele Group||Middlesbrough Quaker meeting house, 131 Cambridge Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough. TS5 5HL||every Thursdays 7-8.30pm at present||all ages (if under 14 please come with adult)||£3||https://www.facebook.com/groups/585197241586717/||Rob Tucker 01642 294580 email@example.comfirstname.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||The Tap and Spile, Manchester Street, MORPETH, Northumberland||Tuesdays 8.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.||18 and over.||Free Sessions||Not on the Web.||Dick Dodds|
Phone Number 01670516148
|email@example.com||Beginners welcome||Dick Dodds|
|Newbiggin-by-the-Sea||Wild Ukes 'o Wanny aka The Old Ship Ukulele Night||Back room in the Old Ship pub on the main street in Newbiggin - entry at the front overlooking the prom. The Old Ship, 63 Front Street, Newbiggin by the Sea. Northumberland. NE64 6NJ||Every other Wednesday starting between 7:30 and 8pm, lasting up till just after 9 or when people have had enough !!||Adults - if not young then young at heart. We meet in a pub and younger teenagers should be accompanied by an adult.||Free||http://j.mp/OldShipUkes||Dennis: 01670 817231 or |
Mick Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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 City Centre||Beginner Ukulele Class (Newcastle City Library)||Newcastle City Library (Level 3, Room 4)|
New Bridge Street West
|Every Friday 12:00-1:00pm from 16th Oct 2015||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.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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)
Leazes Park Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne
|Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm||All ages||Small donation to cover room cost (usually £2)||Facebook |
07957 625 303
|email@example.com||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.
Leazes Park Rd
(Top of the back lane of St. Thomas Crescent - behind the Trent House Pub)
Newcastle upon Tyne
|Newcastle upon Tyne||Sunday Ukes (Newcastle upon Tyne)||Millstone Pub|
Tyne and Wear
|About two Sundays a month 2:00 - 4:00|
|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|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||About two Sundays a month. Please check the calendar: http://ukes4fun.org.uk/calendar/|
Large room with plenty of space: The John Middleton Function Room (1st Floor)
More challenging than Thursdays so NOT really suitable for "beginners". Visitors welcome to observe and decide if they would feel able to keep up :-)
Usually attended by members of The Attic Band too.
|Newcastle upon Tyne||Ukes4Fun||The Cumberland Arms, |
James Place Street (off Byker Bank),
Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD
|First three Thursdays every month 6:00 - 8:00|
|All ages. Mainly adults. We meet in a pub and children should be accompanied by an adult.||Free||Website and blog: www.ukes4fun.org.uk|
|email@example.com||The format for Thursdays varies following a regular pattern:|
First and Third Thursdays: Misspent Uke Session led by Dot Kirton
The second Thursday every month is the least challenging for "beginners".
More info here https://ukes4fun.org.uk/about/
We have a bass player and "core group" of regulars who lead the songs in our songbooks. We are very grateful to members who may need to 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.
|Redcar||redcarukes||Citizen's Club |
|Thursday 7 pm until 9pm||14 to 85||£2 to cover room hire firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com||7913743714||Keith Thorpe|
10 Epsom Rd
|Redcar||Ukes of Borough Park||TS10 2DD||9.30am -- 11.30am every Thursday||18 and over||Free||http://smithann.wixsite.com/bpukulelegang||Ann Smith|
|Annsmith53@btinternet.com||We are a closed group with 15 members ... if you would like to come alomg as a visitor just get in touch||Ann Smith|
|Scarborough||Seaside Uke Strummers (Scarborough Ukulele Club)||Valley Pub, 51 Valley Road, Scarborough, in the upstairs dinning room, YO11 2LX||Meets on Mondays at 7.30pm||All ages. Under 16's with an adult please.||Free||http://seasideukestrummers.weebly.com/|
|PLEASE NOTE: Jan 2018: All the contact info here seems to be out of date. No response so far to requests made in 2017 for current details. This entry will be deleted soon if it is not updated. Liz Panton||Kevin Allen|
|Seaton Sluice||Seaton Sluice Ukulele Band||Seaton Sluice Community Centre, Albert Rd.NE26 4QX||Mondays during term time 1-2pm||18 and over||£4 per session payable half termly for tutor led classes||Not yet||Diane Robson: 07950 firstname.lastname@example.org||Fun, friendly group of about 30 players. Established 5+ years. Occasional performance opportunities. Not suitable for total beginners - contact me for info on beginners' courses||Diane Robson|
|Skelton||The C'Ukes (Cleveland Ukuleles)||North Terrace, |
|Tuesday Evenings 7.30pm - (approx) 10pm at The Royal George, Skelton-in-Cleveland||18 and over||£1 per week||www.clevelandukulele.co.uk|
Contact is Debbie
07770 880 232
|email@example.com||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!!
|South Shields||North East Branch of the George Formby Society||Royal British Legion Club, Queens Street, South Shields||2nd Tuesday of the Month 7.30pm - 10.00pm||All Ages||£1 to help towards buffet||http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-East-George-Formby-Society/233835399966377||Colin Bourdiec, 07990825867|
|Alternate Mondays (apart from Bank Holidays)|
1:00 - 3:00
|16 and over||Free||No but there is an email list for circulation of songs/music etc..||Charlie Lally 07967 971935|
|email@example.com||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!)
New members: check with contact before attending to confirm session.
Nearest Metro Station: Sunderland University.
Updated: 22 Oct 2018
(Previously known as "Ukes4U")
|Hylton Castle Workingmens Social Club|
Tyne & Wear
|Every Tuesday from 7pm - 9pm||18 and over||FREE||not as yet||Alf Scott|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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.
|Washington||Washington Ukes||Biddick Inn|
|Wednesdays 7.00-9.00pm, weekly||All ages||50p - to cover photocopying||No||Mary Evans|
|Wooler||Angel Delights||Angel Inn, 4 High St, Wooler NE71 6BY||Wednesdays 6.45pm to 8pm or longer.||Any age welcome||£3 per session||no||Malcolm or Lynne Pringle, 01668 283488 |
|email@example.com||Meeting held in the conservatory at the back of the pub||Malcolm and Lynne Pringle|