REMINDER! Sunday Ukes! Jan 17 and 24, Feb 7 and 28 all 2:00 – 4:00 The Millstone | @MillstoneSthGos

The first Sunday sessions of 2016 are:

  • Jan 17     2:00 – 4:00
  • Jan 24    2:00 – 4:00
  • Feb 7       2:00 – 4:00
  • Feb 28    2:00 – 4:00
  • more dates to follow . . .

More Info:

For calendar updates and more information about Sunday Uke Sessions and The Millstone see: Sunday Uke Sessions @ The Millstone South Gosforth

The Millstone

The Millstone

For info about the Thursday sessions at The Cumberland Arms 6pm – 8pm, see: Thursdays @ The Cumberland Arms Byker – and more! (This blog post will be deleted when the next Sunday Ukes reminder is published).

Strumbles Ukulele Group – Sunderland (was “Steamin’ Ukes” – new venue and meeting info)

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The Steamin’Ukes are no more at the Dun Cow in Sunderland and have been replaced by:
The Strumbles Ukulele Group

Stumble Inn

Chester Road



Meetings on 2nd and 4th Monday of the month between 1pm and 3:30pm.

All abilities welcome – upstairs function room (no lift!)


Thanks to Charlie Lally for the update!

For further details see the North East and Cumbria Uke Clubs Spreadsheet

or the North East and Cumbria Uke Clubs Map

General info: Ukulele Groups, Clubs, Sessions and Classes in the North East and Cumbria

Best wishes,


REMINDER: Thurs 7 Jan 6:00-8:00 | @thecumby

Happy New Year!  The first Thursday session of 2016 is this week!

Thurs 7th January 6:00 – 8:00 at The Cumberland Arms, Byker.

More info about Thursday Ukes4Fun Sessions

Dates for Sundays at The Millstone to follow.

Best wishes,

We banished our butterflies with Mike Hind! @thecumby

Wonderful workshop and performance by Mike Hind on Wednesday 30 Sept!

From Stage Fright to Spotlight!  Here are Mike and some of the participants who banished their butterflies!

Who thought we were joking when we called for Mike to do “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the ukulele?

After the show, an impromptu treat in The Cumberland Arms Beer Garden!  Iain Glencross aka Hawaiian Shirt Racer“,  previously the most stage-frit man on the planet, undertook a six-hour round trip by motorbike to come to the Mike Hind night – and aren’t we glad that he did!

Not forgetting lovely Lalya Gaye, who provided soothing ukulele-themed sounds from the Hello Montoya DJ Collective and then was first up in the spotlight to tackle her stage fright!

Kay Mortimer was next up, quickly corralling Michael Grant, also from The Angel Delights Ukulele Club in Wooler, to join her on stage – and didn’t they do well too!

Many thanks to everyone for making this such a great night! 

Thanks also to:

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From Bermuda to Byker – MIKE HIND! Wed 30 Sept Newcastle upon Tyne | #ukulele @thecumby

mike hind poster v3 border 600x424 Mailchimp webWed 30 Sep 2015
The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne

6:45 – 7:45 WORKSHOP (Doors 6:30)
8:15 – 9:15 PERFORMANCE!  (Doors 8:00)
9:15 Raffle

*No Booking Fee*

£15: Workshop + Performance
£5: Performance-only

Paper tickets for cash only at
Thursday and Sunday Ukes4Fun Sessions

Take your chance of a place on the night!
Check this page to see if we are sold out in advance!

WORKSHOP:  6:45 – 7:15 (Doors 6:30)

Banish the Butterflies! From Stage Fright to Spotlight!
(Max attendance: 30)

Move away from your living room
   . . . to playing solo in front of people
             . . . to open mic
                    . . . to performing!

Mike will cover how to:

  •     gain confidence
  •     overcome stage fright
  •     write a set list
  •     have fantastic stage presence
  •     and interact with your audience

    Plus teach you some gimmicks you can adapt to suit your style!

“A fantastic performance workshop that’ll give you the tools for creating a dynamic stage presence.”
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Plain text chordpro Ukes4Fun Song Sheets are now on Dropbox

The plain text versions of the songsheets in chordpro format are handy if you want to:

  • add the song file to a mobile app, eg. Linkesoft Songbook
  • edit, print or display the song using a Desktop program, eg. Songsheet Generator
  • you don’t know me but you want to nick my song files!?  Feel free – we all do it!


  1. Linkesoft Songbook iOS Guide (and other platforms)
  2. Songsheet Generator Help

Download from Dropbox:

Ukes4Fun Songsheet files (plain text, chordpro format)


ps. If you are looking for the pdf files with the chords above the line, they are here: Ukes4Fun Songsheets

pps. You might find these tips handy:
Some Songbook and Chordpro Tips

Mike Hind 30 Sept | Aldrine Guerrero 14 Oct! | #Newcastle #ukulele @thecumby

Mike Hind and Aldrine blog

Both events will be upstairs at The Cumberland Arms, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne – more info about exact timings and tickets to follow – but here is everything you need to know about Mike and Aldrine!

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