The Uke Express 2016 – 6 November – One Train, 300 Ukes

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The green light is on again for the Uke Express 2016! Three hundred intrepid ukulele players will join the Uke Express on Sunday 6 November 2016, in Pickering, North Yorkshire and take the North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam service to the seaside town of Whitby.

After free time on the seafront to enjoy fish and chips and some sea air, it will be back to the train to sing and strum our way back to Pickering.

As well as the option for the train trip only, there is also a combined ticket to allow you to enjoy a Saturday evening ukulele concert before the Uke Express, as well as another uke gig after the train on Sunday evening.

Performing for those who opt for gig tickets will be Andy Eastwood, the multi instrumentalist and variety entertainer, Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson, Chonkinfeckle, Dead Mans Uke and Feckless, Fuddle and the Fossil. To accomodate everyone with ample space, two concerts will take place in two venues simultaneously on both Saturday and Sunday evenings. You can book a blue ticket or an orange ticket – the only difference being the order you see the concerts.

So, three options.

* Train Only, depart 10am Sunday 6 November, return at approximately 4pm.
* Blue Ticket, Memorial Hall concert Saturday, Pickering WMC concert Sunday. Includes Train.
* Orange Ticket, Pickering WMC concert Saturday, Memorial Hall concert Sunday. Includes Train.

If you are arriving on Friday night or Saturday morning, there is an optional big strum & singalong hosted by Feckless in the beautifully renovated Memorial Hall on Saturday afternoon, from 2.15 until 3.45pm. There is a small charge to cover the room hire and finite space, so tickets will be issued.

Phil Doleman will deliver a workshop on Saturday afternoon from 4 until 5pm – this is completely optional and will have a charge of £12 per person. It’ll be good as he’s such a patient and impressive teacher!

As a special offer, if you purchase ‘The Uke Express’, fine art print by Stephen Warnes, you can get this 20″x16″ memento for half the normal price, meaning it is just £13.50 delivered (pictured left). Only when purchased with Uke Express tickets!