The programme for the one-day festival on Saturday 9th September:

9.30am | Registration at Raglan Old School Arts Centre (5 Stewart Street)

10.30am | Workshops session – choose from one of three options, information here

11.30am |  Tea break – tea and coffee is provided, with home-baked goodies for sale (fundraiser for Raglan Timebank)

12:00 | Workshops session – choose from one of three options, information here

1.00pm | Lunch – please make your own arrangements. See here for more info on what’s available in our community

———-   All afternoon and evening sessions are at The Raglan Club (22 Bow Street)  ———-

2.30pm | Welcome to afternoon sessions. Open Mic session (for solos, duos, trios)

3.30pm | Group Concert

5:00pm | Strum-along session (with Brian Wilson and Betty Diprose from The Ragtimers)

6:00pm | Dinner Break – dinner is not included in your festival pass. There will be a set menu you can order from at The Raglan Club 

7.00pm | Main Concert featuring local ukulele groups and our special guests Sonia & Nigel and The Big Muffin Serious Band. There will be some public door-sales available for the main concert

Expected finish time is around 9.45pm

Please click here for a printer-friendly version of the programme and workshop info. 

The Big Muffin Serious Band

Armed with nothing more than some old junk, some kids' toys, 3-part harmonies and a handful of electric ukuleles, The Big Muffin Serious Band have been performing their anarchic deconstructions and loving reinterpretations of popular C20th music for 40 years. Having toured all over NZ on numerous occasions, and performed in Great Britain, France and Australia, they now make the momentous journey from Te Pahu in the Waikato, over the hill to Raglan by the Sea.

Sonia & Nigel

Sonia & Nigel are a multi-cultural acoustic duo featuring French-American, Paris-born Sonia Wilson on vocals & ukulele and Kiwi-American virtuoso musician Nigel Gavin on 7-string guitar. After meeting at the Whare Flat Folk festival in Dunedin during Sonia’s first visit to New Zealand on a solo world trip in 2014, the pair have become a notable duo in the New Zealand music scene. They have just completed an album + book release tour around New Zealand for their project "Sweet Paname".


And if one day just isn’t enough for you … there’s more!
Raglan’s monthly Creative Market is held on the following day – Sunday 10th September.

There will be opportunities for groups to perform at the market and also at locations around town (20 to 30 min sets) . The Market spots will be indoors at The Raglan Old School Arts Centre. Other locations may be weather dependent. Performances will be mid-morning through to lunchtime. You’ll be able to select these performance spots on the booking form, along with the Group Concert and Open Mic spots.