A Proposed New Event for 2020 - A Ukulele River Cruise on the Danube

We’re working with a travel company on a potential new event, to take place in September 2020. This would be a magnificent 5 night cruise on the Danube, aboard our own chartered vessel, the MS Serenity. By day, there’d be chance to explore jewels of Europe like Budapest and Vienna, while at night, the full board trip would have entertainment and tuition from ukulele artists, the opportunity to play together and learn at including workshops.


We’re just ‘floating the idea’ at present, but would appreciate it if you thought it sounded like something you might be interested in, you could let us know using the form below. If there’s enough interest to raise the anchor, we’ll use these details to keep you up to date on prices and timescales!

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Yes, I'd be interested in news on a Danube Uke Cruise

UKE Magazine Issue 16 Competition

To be in with a chance of winning a blue Flight travel ukulele, as advertised in UKE Magazine Issue 16, answer the question below.

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Would you like to receive our newsletter? *
Competition Question *
Which of the following options is a genuine vintage banjolele brand: -

Entries need to be in by 1 February 2019


UKULELE CLUB VISITS - Come to World of Ukes for a bespoke group experience

Have you ever considered a club visit to World of Ukes in Carlisle?

Why not get your ukulele group members together for a memorable day out - customising your visit to suit you and your fellow players?

With a private events room that will comfortably seat 35, a stage, full PA and refreshments on site, plus the largest range of ukuleles in the north - you can combine a trip to browse and play. We can arrange lunches, dinners, workshops and gigs - just for your group.



Carlisle might seem remote to many, on the English border with Scotland, but it is very well connected via the M6 and West Coast Main Line. Typical rail journey times are: -

London - 3 hours 21 minutes

Manchester - 1 hour 47 minutes

Warrington - 1 hour 33 minutes

Newcastle - 1 hour 30 minutes

Crewe - 1 hour 54 minutes

Edinburgh - 1 hour 19 minutes

World of Ukes is in the centre of Carlisle, about 7 minutes walk from the railway station, while the journey time from the M6 is under 10 minutes.



Ukulele teacher Andy Webster regularly visits to take lessons and ukulele groups. He can tailor workshops to suit your group. These might be instructional, like an introduction to fingerpicking, or just lots of fun, like learning to play rock and roll in multiple parts with harmonies.

We can arrange a private concert in our events room with any of a host of ukulele performers, like Phil Doleman, Chonkinfeckle or Peter Moss. If you want someone to give you a show during your visit, just get in touch!

World of Ukes is sandwiched between the highest rated cafe in Carlisle on Tripadvisor, Anazeo, and the restaurant recently given the award for best in the city, Foxborough. If you'd like lunch, an afternoon tea or dinner in with your visit, that can be arranged!

Of course, you'll also be able to look around the store and try ukuleles from a huge range!


How to arrange it?

Let me know using the contact form below how many people you'll have and when you might like to visit. We can work out the details together for a truly bespoke visit!

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UKE Magazine Issue 15 Competition - Enter the Survey to Win


Musical instrument distributor Red Chilli Audio have provided a fantastic prize, an ebony Snail tenor ukulele, for Issue 15's competition (closing date 6 November 2018).

All you have to do is complete the questionnaire below. Unless you fancy signing up for our newsletter, your email address will only be used to contact you in case you win!

Would you like occasional World of Ukes e-mail newsletters?
How long have you played ukulele?
Do you currently play any other instruments?
How many ukuleles do you have?

New World of Ukes Exclusive aNueNue Model in Production

We'll soon have the prototypes for a concert and tenor size World of Ukes exclusive model, based on the Moon Bird series, but stripped back a little in terms of decoration - making them more affordable while still sounding great.


To be the first to get news on completion, and get early bird pre-order offers on this limited edition exclusive, complete the form below.


60 Days, 60 New Ukulele Models, 60 Discounts & Offers

Starting 27th June, 2018, I'll be listing 60 new ukulele models that I'm adding to my range. Each day, I'll add a new ukulele and a new offer to this page! (OK, so, not every day, but regularly until there's 60 offers)

Check back daily for the new deals or see them on our Facebook Page. Offers are listed below the picture.


OFFER 1 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS1

Imua ITG-C5 Solid Hawaiian Koa Tenor Ukulele - £150 OFF


OFFER 2 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS2

Cordoba 20SM Solid Mahogany Top Soprano Ukulele - 15% OFF

OFFER 3 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS3

Kala KA-15SS Spruce Soprano Starter Ukulele - FREE PADDED GIG BAG (Please note - bag doesn't appear on invoice but will be included in the package)

OFFER 4 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS3

Baton Rouge V2-T6 6-String Tenor Ukulele - FREE PADDED GIG BAG (Please note - bag doesn't appear on invoice but will be included in the package)

OFFER 5 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS5

Kala KA-SPT-SC Electro Tenor, with Fishman PRO-MAK-INF pickup - £120 OFF (Please note - allow a few days before dispatch while pickup is fitted).

OFFER 6 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS6

Snail SR-05T Solid Top Tenor Ukulele - £25 OFF

OFFER 7 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS7

Ohana CK-50MG Concert Ukulele with Deluxe Hard Case - £50 OFF

OFFER 8 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS8

Cordoba 22B Baritone Ukulele - 10% OFF


OFFER 9 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS9

Kiwaya KSU-1L Long Neck Soprano Ukulele - FREE SNARK TUNER (Please note - the Snark will not show up on your invoice, but WILL be included).

OFFER 10 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS10

Kiwaya KS-4PG Pineapple Concert Ukulele - £30 OFF

OFFER 11 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS11

Ohana TK-39 Vintage Style Tenor Ukulele - 10% OFF

UKE Magazine Issue 14 Competition - Win a Freshman Ukulele


You can win a Freshman Bocote Ukulele with UKE Magazine!

To win the ukulele, enter the competition by 1 August, 2018...

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Name *
Which Member of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain was once a roadie for Frank Zappa?
Tick one box only!
Would you like to receive occasional newsletters from World of Ukes / UKE Magazine / Ukulele Events?
Nobody else will ever receive your e-mail address. You can still win if you don't want to opt in! If you say no, your e-mail address will only be used to contact you if you win.

UKE Magazine April 2018 Song Contest

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April Ukulele Song Contest!

UKE Magazine has teamed up with Logjam to offer a song competition inspired by the theme of Spring! The competition will be judged by the three members of The League Of Ukulele Gentlemen, and entries must be in by the end of April 2018.

On offer to the winner is fantastic Logjam Travelog stompbox, giving you rhythm while you strum! The winner will also receive a care kit for your new instrument, plus it will be personalised with your name!


* To enter, record your song on video and send an email or private message with a link (preferred), or post it to the UKE Magazine page. It will be featured/shared to the main UKE Magazine Facebook page in due course.

* Worldwide entries allowed - but the Logjam prize can only be sent in the UK. In the event the winner is from outside the UK, the winner will get a year's UKE Magazine subscription, and the stompbox will go to a UK runner-up.

* Original songs and covers are allowed, but must have a connection to the theme of 'spring'. The judges have final say on whether the song fits the theme!

* All recordings MUST be made for this competition - entering something previously recorded is not allowed.

* All recordings MUST mention the video is for this competition, either spoken at the beginning of the video, or mentioned in a caption.

* Your video can, but doesn't have to feature you playing and singing.

* No instrumentals for this competition please - it's too hard to say they connect with the theme.

* Other instruments are allowed but videos must feature ukulele prominently.

* Groups can enter, but only one prize is given.

*Closing date 30 April 2018

* The judges decision is final

Issue 13 - Competition

For Issue 13's competition, you can win a Bohemian Oil Can ukulele. To do so, you'll need to download and print 'Mr Parbulele', the mascot of the Parbold-based ukulele festival. Details of how to win are in the magazine, which can be ordered from the magazine shop.

Click the image below to open an A4 pdf which you print or save to your device.

Issue 13 - Pachelbel's Canon Arrangement

In Issue 13 of UKE Magazine, I have shared an arrangement of Pachelbel's canon. While you can play it at any speed you fancy, and interchange the different sections as you wish - this is how the original version would sound if you stick rigidly to my arrangement.

You can order Issue 13 here - http://worldofukes.co.uk/uke-magazine-shop/uke-magazine-issue-13

Kala Elite USA Made Ukes - 35% Discount


These handmade all solid Hawaiian koa ukuleles from the USA are rich-sounding, neatly made and very playable instruments, with a wide neck that gives you more space for your fingers.

We have 5 different models available with this discount. USE THE DISCOUNT CODE MATTISFORTY at the checkout to activate the discount!

Kala 1KOA-SG Elite Soprano – Gloss - WAS £949 - with discount £616.85

Kala 1KOA-C Elite Concert Ukulele – Natural - WAS £899 - with discount £584.35

Kala 1KOA-CG Elite Concert Ukulele – Gloss - WAS £1,029 - with discount £668.85

Kala 1KOA-T Elite Tenor Ukulele – Natural - WAS £949 - with discount £616.85

Kala 1KOA-TG Elite Tenor Ukulele – Gloss - WAS £1,099 - with discount £714.35

Imua Ukuleles Back In Stock - Just Look At These Beauties!

Imua Ukuleles Back In Stock - Some of the most beautiful ukuleles in the world!

Wow. Sometimes a package of ukuleles arrives from a supplier and all you can do is let out a little whimper of happiness as you unpack each one! That was the case with this shipment of Imua ukes from Hawaii. Sometimes, pictures speak louder than words...

A selection of the Imua ukuleles in stock at World of Ukes

Imua ukuleles, all made from superb quality Hawaiian koa.

Just look at the body of this Imua iCG-C5 Concert Ukulele

A tenor cutaway uke has also arrived, wow!

We've had chambered body Imua tenor electros in before, but not with gloss finish and koa top - even more beautiful than before.

Imua's fantastic long neck soprano ukulele and traditional Hawaiian soprano uke are now both back in stock too.

UKE Magazine Awards - The Winners

Over the last few months, UKE Magazine has run a series of awards - using a public vote to determine the winners. Instead of prizes, we chose to donate to the charity of the winner's choice, so you'll see the good causes they selected too...

A full run down of the winners is also available in print in Issue 9 of UKE Magazine, the UK's dedicated magazine for ukulele players - http://worldofukes.co.uk/uke-magazine-shop/uke-magazine-issue-9-march-2017


World of Ukes Store Open - Retail Premises & Online!

Some of the finest ukuleles in the world are now on display in a dedicated, boutique showroom - based in Carlisle. World of Ukes officially opened on 22nd September, with a launch party attended by Dead Mans Uke, The Mersey Belles and Liam Capper-Starr.

As well as the showroom, a new online store allows customers to purchase the exclusive ukes on offer. You can look for soprano ukuleles, concert ukuleles, tenor ukuleles or baritones & basses right now if you wish!

 A selection of pictures from the World of Ukes ukulele store launch party!

A selection of pictures from the World of Ukes ukulele store launch party!