Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the blog for Bay City Ukers! We are a ukulele club who started meeting in February 2011, and now meet up about once a month at the Golf Club, off Nelson Road, Whitstable. The idea was to create a uke group for people living on the coastal strip of East Kent who found it hard to get to groups in the more central towns.

Playing ukulele has become an extremely popular pastime again over the last few years and uke groups are appearing everywhere. Each is different but ours focuses on simply having fun playing together and doesn't take itself seriously. Beginners are very welcome and we can choose some easy songs to play if you have only just started.

Gordon's email zygite@gmail.com if you have any further questions this blog doesn't answer. Hope to see you there! The wearing of tartan is neither necessary nor obligatory, and if you have a non-uking partner, feel free to bring them along to shake their maracas and sing along.

Next Session

BAY CITY UKERS NEXT MEETING IS.... From 7.30 pm on Thursday 19 July 2018 until around 10pm

Bay City Ukers - It's Got a Crumbly Biscuit Base.

Friday, 8 September 2017

The Great Whitstable Ukathon and the Whitstable Ukulele Festival have both been and gone, to triumphal reviews in such esteemed organs as the Whitstable Times letters page.

So after such a great plucking summer, why not come along to the next Bay City Ukers evening and shake off the Autumn blues with a beer and a sing-song at the Golf Club, Collingwood Road Whitstable?

Bay City Ukers - it's like Bovril for the soul.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Ukathon 2017

The Great Whitstable Ukathon is nearly upon us!!!

Yes, it's nearly here...the Great Whitstable Ukathon Thing! But what is it, exactly, eh???

If you just calm down for a moment,  I'll tell you.

It's a meet up of Ukuleleists of every hue, gathered from every corner of wherever they come from, to play along together, sing, chortle and imbibe at the Umbrella Centre, Whitstable, CT5 2BQ from 7.00 pm on Saturday 27 May.

The songbook is available for download here:


There will be a bar,  and it's all for the charity Médecins Sans Frontières. 

Come along and soak up the effulgence! 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

The Great Whitstable Ukathing 2017!!!

Mark it up in your diary -  Saturday 27 May 2017.

An evening of plucking, singing, cheering, howling and chortling, and it's all for charity!!



Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Oh Yes! 

On 2nd May more than 90 people packed in to the Umbrella Centre in Whitstable where they plunked, plinked, strummed and sung their very hearts out in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières,  about whose work we were treated to several Expert Facts.

We learned, for instance,  that they could sooth your belli in Delhi, ease your pain in Bahrain,  and get you a CT scan in Tajikistan.  

I hope that everyone enjoyed whooping it up as much as I did, and thanks again to Val and her team for the organisation,  tickets, bar, raffle and generally jigging it about, and to Bill and Clive who bravely agreed to be my wingmen.

All being well, see you on 28 May for more diminutive cordophone shenanigans. 

Best wishes,


Wednesday, 8 April 2015



Click on the Ukathing link below for the Ukathon Songbook (v.1.1.1)! Plagiarised and copied  from Ukulele websites, including Scorpex, Ukulele Wednesdays, Jim's Ukulele Songbook, Wukulele, Moselele and the Stockport Ukulele Club, to whom I am most grateful!

Start printing it off and get your carpals, metacarpals and phalanges around the mighty tunes!!

Ukathing Songlist

Note: Rawhide should be the following Dm version....

Thursday, 26 March 2015


Watch This Space for the song-list pdf, which will hit the blogspot in the next few days - in the meantime get along to Harbour Books in Whitstable and get your hands on the hot tickets of the year! 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

2015, and the Second Whitstable Ukathon! 

Our first meet-up of 2015 was another outstanding success, with 44 ukanoobas going for it at the Golf Club, where we managed to achieve just the right balance between bonhomie and brouhaha,  enthusiasm and mania, hurrah and herrumph to produce an evening of great songs and happy faces.

Our next BCU session is on Thursday 19th March, but already plans are proceeding apace for the SECOND GREAT WHITSTABLE UKATHON on Saturday 2 May 2015. This will be an evening of four-stringed shenanigans to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières.  Last year we had over a hundred ukers singing, howling, strumming and hooting, so make sure you've got the date marked in your diary - details will be posted here.

Best wishes,  see you on the 19th :-)