Meet The Ukulele Makers 2019 will feature a full programme of events, including makers and players workshops, a concert, informal sessions and an open mic.

Events - Timetable

The Festival will officially start off on Friday evening in the meeting room of the Oakley Arms Hotel (at the bottom of the drive to Plas Tan y Bwlch) with an Open Mic interspersed with Festival Song Book items which everyone can play along to.

On Saturday there will be a 'Jam Corner' under the grand stairs, a Jam Bar downstairs and also a No-Mic Invitation Stage compered by Sunny Jim. Half hour slots on the stage can be applied for before the end of April.

Other performers who will be running workshops as well as appearing in the concert include Phil Doleman and Matt Warnes. Collaboration will be a key element of performances.

There will be a selection of makers’ and performers’ merchandise available in the Theatre Foyer on Saturday evening.

A more detailed timetable will appear here as events and participants are confirmed.

“Tan y Bwlch”
with Richard Durrant

This new piece is for solo ukulele (played by the composer) and three groups of supporting ukulele players:
1. Intermediate (to fairly tricky)
2. Intermediate
3. Novice to Intermediate (basic chords with specific rhythms)
The players in each group will need to prepare individually in the months leading up to the festival using Richard’s online resources (available from February 2019 on These include a downloadable PDF of each part and clearly made instructional films which encourage each player to memorise their parts and, ultimately, to play along to the complete piece.
At MUMF Richard will work with the groups of players in three workshops and one full rehearsal - all scheduled to take place on the day of the concert (June 1st 2019).

Events - Songbook

The Festival Song Book will be compiled from pieces suggested by those coming to the Festival. Once it has been created, it will be available to download from this page.