Manitoba Hal Brolund: It's early morning the day
after the Winchester Ukulele Festival and I'm still
feeling the love. Thank you to all the volunteers and
staff of the festival and especially to Andy Martin for
inviting me back. The entire lineup was marvellous and
the green room catering was outstanding. You've all
really grown up as a festival since the first one two
years ago. I'm proud to have been a part of both.
Special thank you to Christine Turner for handling the
merch table duties in fine form.
Zoë Bestel: Thanks so much for having me
Winchester Ukulele Festival! It was so nice to be back
and with such lovely weather and humans too
Christine Turner: Another great festival, Winchester,
well done to all who performed, organised etc. and
thanks to those who kept me going with food and
drinks. I really enjoyed performing with Mike, Caroline,
Simon and special guest Paul! Got to play my banjo
and Wunderkammer soprano in alternating songs so
loads of practise changing tuning in my head, and
clawhammer and picking. And the merch all added up
right too. Success all round! Damn good fun!
Jane For Tea: Thanks again for this amazing festival
It was a real pleasure to meet all of you !!
Such a Welcome !!
All the best...
Simon Fernand – Plastic Jeezuz: Thanks so much
for having us yesterday. We really had a great time.
Such lovely people (artists, volunteers AND audience!),
a great set-up, great food and generally just a lovely,
friendly atmosphere (that sugar pie was DELICIOUS!
I'd love the recipe!). Sorry we didn't catch you before
we had to dash.
Simon Taylor: The sun is shining and I'm sitting at
Cool Cat Ukes HQ with more great memories from
Winchester Ukulele Festival again. I still pinch myself
over how I've got involved with all these brilliant
people, and how amazing it is to look out as part of the
unplugthewood mid-festival sing along and look at so
many happy, smiling faces singing along with us. That
truly is a special feeling to experience, I choked up last
night when talking about it. Gets me every time, I love
Thanks again to Andy Martin for the festival and for the
opportunity to do that along with Mike Krabbers &
Oh, and the green room grub was fantastic too.
Thank you again, what a brilliant, relaxed day. I'm
always delighted to see so many happy faces. A Good
Keith Hicks: Just a note to say thanks for a brilliant
Uke Festival. It was well organised, well attended,
great acts and fantastic fun. We camped and that really
added another dimension. Same again next year I
hope. Please thank all involved in the hard work.
Jen Boardman: Well done and a big thank you to you
and all your helpers for another great festival
yesterday. Only one word to sum it up –
Mike Coulson: Had WHALE of a time at Winchester
Saturday! Glorious sunshine, food, drinks, loads of
ukulele party animals (including some of the acts!) &
some of the best ukulele specialists & entertainers in
Liz Short: Great festival again. Thanks for all your
hard work that made it such a great event!
Mark Vickers: It was a brilliant festival, which was
well organised, with some great acts that all performed
Alex Vickers: Really great festival. Excellent
organisation, superb acts, very friendly people. Thank
you Winchester! X
Valerie Hayllor: It was a fab festival. Thank you Andy
Bernard Morris: Thank you so much for another
fantastic day. Incredible line-up, great venue, traders
and lovely people. Thanks for the weather too.
Ana Bandarra: It was a great day! Thank you for
having us as guests, we had a blast.
Bent Schmidt Hvidberg: It was fantastic to watch the
different ukulele performances- a great show, and top
Marie O’Brien: Well done Andy - another festival
completed - number three - so well done and the
weather was fabulous - what a blessing.
Of all the acts, three stood out as something to aspire
to - if only!!!! - Jane for Tea (the French couple were
upbeat and excellent), Manitoba Hal (a slimmer man
with a great act) and Strumdidlyumptious (well, they
are simply fabulous and getting better and better, they
rocked the place) - all three were great. Of course
Andy Eastwood is also entertaining and skilled.
Well done to the whole team for all the effort and work,
preparation and aftercare - it's a big venture which I do
hope you are pleased and happy with - now rest, if you
can and start all over again next year.
Peter Bestel: Winchester Ukulele Festival was
bloody marvellous once again. Well done to everyone
Linda Poynter: Well Done everyone who worked so
hard to put together such a great event.
Gill Simpson: I just wanted to say a massive THANK
YOU and well done to you and ‘The Team’ for
arranging such a fantastic WUF. I thoroughly enjoyed
the day (and evening), especially the workshop with
Andy Eastwood (and his performance later) and the
magnificent Scrumdidlyumptious. How fabulously
energetic they were!
I can only imagine how much work went into the
organisation of this event and I am sure that you must
all be delighted at how well the day went and the
number of people that attended.
A truly marvellously, splendidly, amazing event. Well
Sheila Woods: We had a great time a big thank you
to all who worked so to make this event so successful.