The Hedge Inspectors performing at UKE POWER 2022The Hedge Inspectors

The Hedge Inspectors  are an acoustic duo based in Hampshire who play original songs on ukulele and bass guitar, with the occasional bit of woodwind thrown in.

Taking their influence from multiple genres of music, their songs move from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again, with subjects derived from ‘true’ situations and the human condition.

Hosts of the award -winning ‘unplugthewood’ jam and open-mic at various locations around the South-East and festivals nationwide, they thrive on audience participation, so expect to be singing along.

They also broadcast weekly  play-along shows on Facebook – for more information about this,  and other musical shenanigans – visit

Karen Frances Greenbank performing at UKE POWER 2022Karen Frances Greenbank

Born in Leeds. Has played the guitar for a number of years….picked up a ukulele a couple of years ago….and never looked back. She is in a band called Cellar Thieves, a new and developing band…watch out for these guys!

The Rhythm Chaps Ceilidh Band performing at UKE POWER 2022The Rhythm Chaps

Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band

The Rhythm Chaps are:

  • a well-established and highly versatile band featuring high standards of musicianship
  • a trio comprising a fiddler, a banjo/mandolin player and a keyboard player (dances are explained and called by our amazing multitasking lead instrumentalists)
  • able to work with any dance audiences, from absolute beginners to the more experienced
  • available to play for weddings, birthdays, anniversary celebrations, corporate events, informal Burns suppers – any kind of party where people want to get together and have fun
  • able to choose from our repertoire of traditional tunes from all over the British Isles and North America, to perfectly compliment the dances we do
  • South Yorkshire based, but also frequently play for events in West Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire
  • able to entertain with an eclectic mix of songs and tunes during breaks between dances

The Rhythm Chaps provide a high quality P.A. system. All amplification and electronic instruments undergo Portable Appliance Testing annually, and the band have Public Liability Insurance through membership of the Musician’s Union.

Who are Jam Packed Ukes?

We like to think of ourselves as an informal group of likeminded ukulele enthusiasts who enjoy all things that can be played on a ukulele, some of us even singalong. We practice our music every  week at the lovely Drax Sports and Social Club under the guidance of Eileen who does an excellent job of keeping us motivated and enthusiastic. We occasionally play at local venues here and there and hopefully bring a little bit of joy to those who stop to listen. 


Uke Power 2022 will take place at Drax Social Club – 27-29 May

The weekend will focus on workshops informal sessions and open mic concerts with a ceilidh and special guest spot on the Saturday evening.

Drax Social Club
Main Road
North Yorkshire

Telephone: 01757 618041

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th May 2022
Start Time: 7.30pm

Please download our PDF Booking Form For more information and to book tickets, contact me here or complete the enquiry form below:

UKE POWER 2022 FEES (Pay via PayPal / Credit Card – PayPal Account not necessary)
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Ceilidh swing dance spectacular at UKE POWER 2022


UKE POWER: 27th – 29th MAY 2022


14.00 onwards: 

Ticket holders, campers arrive. Tickets processed and allocated. 

Open Mic Night: 19:30 – 23:00

Compere: Mary Cryan

Singers and groups can pre-book performance spots for this event and we also have some special guests performing. 



Session 1:   09:15 – 10:15 

Dave Fisher

The Uke Power Songbook (part 1)

Dave will guide you through all the skills and techniques required to play the super songs in this year’s festival songbook.

Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30 

Chris McShane

Ukulele Ensemble

Some ukulele instrumental arrangements to suit all abilities.

Lunch: 12:00 till 13:15 

Session 3: 13.15 – 14.15

Dave Fisher

The Uke Power Songbook (part 2)

Afternoon concert:    14:30 – 16:30 

Compere: Mary Cryan


  • Jam Packed Ukes
  • Karen Greenbank
  • The Hedge Inspectors 

Teatime: 16:30-18:00

Ukulele Thrash: 18:00-19:00

(Jam Session & Singaround )

Hosted by: Eileen Richardson

Eileen will lead an all fun easy going sing song. There will be some old favourites and a few surprises. 

Ceilidh & Swing Dance Spectacular

Uke Power Ceilidh Band 7.00 – 9.00pm

Interval – baked potato supper, choice of fillings plus salad   9.00 – 10.00pm

Might As Well Be Swing 10.00 – 12.00 Midnight

SUNDAY 29th MAY:  


Session 1: 09:30 – 10:45

Dave Fisher – The Uke Power Songbook (part 3)

Dave will guide you through all the skills and techniques required to play the awesome songs in this year’s festival songbook.

Session 2:  11:00 – 12:00 

Chris McShane  – Ukulele Ensemble (part 2)

We will continue to play and rehearse the ensemble pieces started yesterday.

Lunch: 12:00 – 13:00

Drax Sunday lunch is not to be missed! 

You will need to book on Saturday.

Final Thrash 13:15 – 14:30 

A last run through some of the music we have played over the weekend.

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