… did it!
Manitoba Hal Brolund - "Thank you Winchester festival for an amazing
day. And for letting me end my tour in fine style. Thank you to Paul
Janssenswillen, Susan Janssenswillen and all the people who put this
great festival on. I had a great time and I hope I get to return one day."
Liam Capper-Star - "Thank you Winchester Ukulele Festival, for a lovely
day, some great acts, hospitality, and a festival sales record! I am a happy,
exhausted man tonight."
Zoë Bestel - "Thank you lovely Winchester Ukulele Festival, me and my
mustard legs enjoyed it very much. Always fun doing gigs with friends.
Acquired a squished rubber duck whom I will care for and make better, but
sadly forgot to get waffles :( "
Mike Krabbers - "Winchester Ukulele Festival was brilliant , thank you so
much for having us , we had a great day. Paul and Andy and all your team
did a fantastic job of organising - much respect to you. The Battle of the
Uke Jams was a fab idea, and we are chuffed to bits that some of our
friends and regulars of unplugthewood and Farnham ukulele jam came in
second place out of 6 - Tina, Jenny, Carol Anne, Tim, Liz, and friends , you
Mother Ukers - "A BIG Thank you Winchester Ukulele Festival you were
fabulous!!! The organisers put on an first class amazing first event :)
World class acts & an amazing up for it audience. We made heaps of new
friends too & we'd love to do this again :) x"
Martyn 'eek' Cooper - "Again! Again!"
Simon Taylor - "It was awesome. Still buzzing, got tears in my eyes from
laughter looking through other video and photos - 370 photos to work
through. I'm enjoying the memories right now, but will share very soon."
Eddie Dorey - "A great day of music - thanks for the invite :)"
Paul Tucker - "Well done to you all. Marvellous job, roll on next year."
Andy Miles - "You guys put on an amazing festival, I love the outdoors
feel,so much nicer than being in a theatre. Please do it again next year."
Roger - "Just a note to say a big thank you for the festival. I know it must
have been hard work and a strain at times – but it really was worth while.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Speaking to Phil
Dorman in the evening, he was very impressed with the line up you had
achieved. Well done, great."
Jen - "Just a quick note to thank you for the festival yesterday and to
congratulate you on a brilliant day. It was just amazing – awesome talent
and very inspiring."
Donna - "Wonderful festival really enjoyed it. I travelled from Melksham in
Wiltshire. Hope you do this again next year.
Pat and Alan - "Great festival. V.well organised and a brilliant line up of
guests. All different but equally talented and entertaining. I didn't realise
French women had such a sense of humour!"
Jenny - "My first ever Festival and definitely The Best! Thank you Andy
Martin and Paul Janssenswillen and everyone!!
Angus - "We had a great day and at £18, a bargain. When is the next
Sharon - "Didn't have a clue what to expect as not been to a Uke Festival
before, it was great fun and so many brilliant musicians and singers.
Linda Poynter - "Absolutely brilliant.....the first of many, I hope."
Emma Critchlow-Wigg - "Thank you, it was epic !"
Alan Long - "Absolutely great well done. Next year please"
Marie O'Brien - "Fantastic. WELL DONE. You put on a fabulous day,
great workshops, great friendly feel, great venue and great
acts....tremendous day. I hope you all feel very chuffed with it all - you put
on a fabulous festival. Thank you. X"
Sara Johnson - "It was brilliant! .... really well done.. enjoyed every
moment..... more, more, more!!"
Tom Martin - "Very well done to everyone involved in organising/running
the Ukulele festival - a great time had by all!"
Winchester Ukulele Festival is pleased to be supporting the following charities:
Friends of the Festival
Well, looks like we did OK.
The weather held, the music was exceptional and the atmosphere was
Thank you to all who came and took part, either as a performer, organiser,
audience member and of course Sponsor - who make it all possible.
Have a look at the Facebook page for loads of photos and videos.
We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved and make no apologies for sharing
some of the comments we have received. You can scroll down below.
The Festival Team
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