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 12 March 2020, at the new improved Golf Club, Collingwood Road, Whitstable.

Bay City Ukers - Indubitably.

Tuesday 11 February 2020

The New Songbook is finally here!

Dear Hearts,

The Fourth Songbook - revised and more comprehensive than a school in the eighties, has finally arrived, and the link is available on the right of this page!

Download it now, and serenade the cat!  

Bay City Ukers - It's what your larynx was made for. 

Thursday 30 August 2018

How about the Fez?

Dear Ukanoobas,

Bay City Ukers has been the meeting place for happy pluckers since 2011, and newbies, more experienced players and even (gawd help us) Proper Musicians are very welcome to come along to join us on our sort-of-regular meet ups in Whitstable. 

I have heard scurrilous rumours that other clubs exist, and will be taking myself off to The Fez at Margate to see for myself what, I am told, is 'an evening of ukulele japery, fuelled by real ale', which takes place every Tuesday night. 

I make these sacrifices so that you don't have to, but if you wish to see it with your own eyes, the evening starts at 7pm.

Cover me- I'm going in...!

Best wishes,


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....