The Ukulele Festival of Scotland was an absolute pleasure to attend and to have been a part of such a wonderful event!
Hats off to the Butterworths, Linda and Stuart, and to all those involved in putting together such a fabulous ukulele weekend. A truly magnificent feat, as this was the Butterworths’ first ever Ukulele Festival of Scotland, and it was just, soooo good indeed!
Ukulele Bands, artists, players, perfomers, luthiers & enthusiasts of all ages attended the festival at Easterbrook hall, situated in beautiful grounds, and surroundings of Dumfries. Over the weekend artists including James Hill, Mike Hind, Manatoba Hal, Lucky Leles, Krabbers, Dead Mans Uke, Mersey Belles and Scotlands very own Zoe Bestal, to name but a few, wowed the festival-goers, And made one of the best Ukulele festivals around. With open mics, activities, workshops and jamming til the early hours, there was plenty to see and do, making music and making friends being top of the list.
We took to the main stage on Saturday night, opening the evenings entertainment. It was such an honour to open up for the world class acts that followed. Earlier in the day, we ran a ukulele songwriting workshop ‘Whose Uke is it Anyway’. The workshop went rather well, with a talented clan of participants – together we penned a wonderful festival song ‘OCH AYE THE UKULELE!’ in just 75 minutes. You can hear and download the song in the link above.
So all in all….. Scotland- YES! Ukuleles- YES! Linda & Stuart -YES! Everyone who attended- YES!
Here’s to next year..
OCH AYE !