Harrogate Spa Town Ukes are a Harrogate based Ukulele club and band with 40+ members. Formed some 9 years ago, the band of up to 20 players appear regularly at local events at which they accept donations and organise collections for their charity partner, Saint Michael’s Hospice. In the last financial year the band raised over £4500 for St Michael’s.

Recent significant gigs have included regular appearances at the Harrogate and Ripley Food Festivals, the Knaresborough FEVA festival, the Harrogate Royal Hall 120th anniversary celebrations, Harrogate and Knaresborough Christmas Markets and the Summer Concert series organised by North Yorkshire County Council with appearances in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and Pateley Bridge.

Formed after the first Covid lockdown in 2020 we are: Fiona McCormack (vocals, ukulele, percussion) Steve Adams (vocals and ukulele) Michael Dargan (vocals and ukulele) Allen Hodges (Bass ukulele) and Paul Sandham (vocals and Ukulele).

We play mainly for our own enjoyment. We try to do Open Mics where we can and get the occasional ‘music day’ gig. We’ve had the privilege of playing at Uke Power, Drax, Epworth Music Day and Kirkstall Festival and this year we’re delighted to have been invited to play again at each of these and for the first time at the Walkington Ukulele Festival.

You can check out our YouTube channel at

If you appreciate what we do please consider throwing a few coppers at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


The Sunshine Strummers Ukulele Band

The Sunshine Strummers Ukulele Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull and play as part of the U3A in Anlaby, Willerby and Kirkella. We welcome players of all levels and experience.

Running for over six years, the group now has over 30 members and regularly plays concerts across the region including performances at the Filey Folk Festival, Walkington Ukulele Festival, Beverley Barges Heritage Weekend, One Amazing Christmas Strum in Hull and many local Care Centres.

Colour and humour feature in all our concerts along with sing-along tunes with the aim of sharing some of the passion and happiness playing the ukulele has brought to us all.

Sunshine Strummers Ukulele Band

Sunshine Strummers Ukulele Band

The Domino Effect

We are Dave and Elaine Markham and perform a mix of originals and covers with fun thrown in!

We accompany our songs with guitar, concertina and mandolin and audiences regularly comment on our strong harmonies.

Uke Power 2024 will take place at Drax Social Club – 24th-26th May

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

Drax Social Club
Main Road
North Yorkshire

Telephone: 01757 618041

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th May 2024
Start Time: 2:00pm


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A look back over 10 fantastic years of the UKE POWER FESTIVAL


UKE POWER: 24th-26th MAY 2024



24th MAY: 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. The evening will also feature our headline act Socially Distant.


Workshops: 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
: Mary Cryan Featuring:
• The Sunshine Strummers 14.30
• Harrogate Spa Town Ukes 15.45

Teatime: 16:30-18:30

Ukulele Thrash: 18:30-19:30
(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.

Evening Cabaret The Domino Effect (Folk Duo) 8.00 – 9.00pm

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

Jam session——10.00pm onwards


Workshops: Session 1: 09:30-10:30
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.

Workshops 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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