I have regularly lamented the fact that many events described as “ukulele festivals” are essentially the same acts playing the same sets often to the same audiences. The lack of new thinking has in my view resulted in a decline in some of these events and so its good news that MUMF is returning in 2019 and is an event that bucks the trend with new thinking and a great opportunity to see up close many great ukuleles from some excellent builders
Here’s some info from Helen Howlett who is the organiser of the event
Meet The Ukulele Makers Festival 2019 (MUMF) Friday 31 May to Sunday 2nd June.
See a varied collection of boutique ukulele. Try before you buy!
Gentle strumming or some dynamic jamming?
Join the open mic, sing/strum along and jam sessions or pre-book a slot for a solo, duo or band on the afternoon ‘no-mic acoustic stage’.
Workshops for all levels from beginners to intermediate and advanced. Also Song Writing, Gig Bag Making, Designing Painted Rosettes and a Guided Walk of the grounds at the venue: Plas Tan y Bwlch.
For this year we have commissioned Richard Durrant to write a piece, especially for the finale of the Meet the Ukulele Maker Festival 2019 Saturday evening concert. You can sign up to perform with him.
Also, watch Pete Howlett build a concert ukulele throughout the weekend to be won by a lucky ticket holder.
All this set in beautiful Snowdonia near Portmeirion, castles, beaches and narrow gauge railways.
See the website for more details http://mumf.co.uk/index.php and our Facebook Page: Meet The Ukulele Makers Festival 2019