A JAM-PACKED day of UKULELE fun & feckin fabulous talent!
We are delighted to announce that The MAC will be hosting us for breakfast this year!
Start your festival off in style at Belfast’s premier Arts venue where you’ll be able to:
– Collect your festival wristbands
– Meet and greet other festival goers & performers
– Have a delicious, hearty breakfast
– Take part in our first ukulele jam for the day!
The MAC will be providing us with a special selection of breakfast goodies at a really reasonable rate – so take advantage of their hospitably to get you set up for the day!
Click here to check out the breakfast menu and other food options for the day.
Don’t worry if you don’t eat breakfast, you’re still welcome to have a cup of coffee and jam!
Belfast Mela is one of Northern Ireland’s largest arts festivals bringing together music, dance, arts and food from across the world to celebrate our city’s proud cultural diversity.
This is our second year playing & walking in the parade and if you got the opportunity to do so last year, you’ll want to do it again!
Starting at Writer’s Square (a 5 min walk from the MAC), the parade will leave at 12.30 moving along Donegal Street onto Royal Avenue and making it’s way down to City Hall.
Please make sure you download the 4-page Songbook for the parade. The songs are really easy well known ones to make marching & playing as simple as possible!
Belfast Mela have asked us to do a short 15 min performance around 2PM on (and off) their stage in front of City Hall! If you’re not booked into a workshop and would like to take part, just hang around after the parade in the City Hall grounds.
This is a brand new event for us and we’re delighted that some great bars around the cathedral quarter have invited uke groups to jam for an hour!
We’re going to split up into groups to play to the patrons of some local bars – spreading the uke joy and getting to experience some of the Belfast craic!
If you’re not part of a uke group, don’t worry – the BUF Crew will be happy to assign you a spot in a group.
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It’s the big one we’ve all be waiting for! Get settled in for a magical evening of awesome entertainment from our three wonderful acts –
Emer Maguire, Arlo Anwin and Zoë Bestel.
We highly recommend that you get acquainted with their music to get the most out of this experience so don’t forget to look them up on their platforms!
There’s some quare talent in our wee groups – that was proved last year and again at the Big Jam in April!
If you fancy getting up and giving us a tune – either as an individual or a small group, please email us with your name and song choice.
There is a limited number of spots, so get in quick! And please note, each open mic performance is limited to 4 minutes – after which you’ll be pulled off stage by a bouncer in a Hawaiian skirt!!!