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Christchurch Folk Music Club

Every Sunday night. See the right hand column of their site for coming Events.

Lauder Ukulele Festival

The festival is held on Waitangi Weekend and has run for 3 years. CUG members were on stage this year, 2017


See YouTube videos of Lauder 2015 and Lauder 2017

Manitoba Hal & Paul Jonson

When: 13 October
Where: St Faith’s Church Hall, 46 Hawke St, New Brighton
Tickets: $15 at the door
and bring your ukulele

Phone: Kerry (03) 388-0115

Workshop: 6.30 p.m.
Concert: 7.30 p.m.

Two legendary Bluesmen, Canadian Maintoba Hal and New Zealand’s Paul Jonson.
Doors open 6.00 p.m., half-time refreshments.

The mini workshop in front of the concert will be a dialogue between Hal and myself about how to play blues on your ukulele. In this short session we’ll cover the essentials, like setting up your uke, tunings, strumming and fingerpicking techniques, slide, instrument choices for different styles of play etc, as well as field questions from the floor, and give folks a go at rotating through a 12 bar blues chord progression – all simple three chord stuff which is not yet common, and not often shared.
I’ll bring handouts for the keen blues players to go home and study as well as a 12 bar chord rotation handout in the key of A and C.
If some folks are a bit challenged by the quick introduction to playing the blues on their uke, the handouts will be excellent reference for their future playing, and a fun thing to practice in your club setting.

Please give us an “Expression of Interest” so we have an idea of numbers.
Emily Dunstall

Alternatively you could do this via “The Secret Lives of Ukuleles” Facebook page.


James Hill

When: 22 (Wednesday) November 2017
What: The one-and-only James Hill
Workshop: $30
Concert: $50

Expressions of interest – e-mail Fi McCafferty . Seats are limited. Bookings will open as soon as the details are nailed down.

Australasian Ukulele Events

The Ukulele Directory – Festivals, Concerts and Events in Australasia


2-5 February 2018

It is our intention to open registrations on Wednesday, 1 November.
Keep a close watch on Lauder Festival website for details as they become finalised.