Big House in the Country NORTH - 21-24 February, 2020
Our 3-night residential ukulele weekend, Big House in the Country, is back for a 6th time, on 21, 22 and 23 February, 2020. We have a great line-up of music, entertainment and inclusive workshops, with time to jam and explore the grounds and local walks too. All of the workshops and activities are included for all, together with meals.
The weekend is held at the Gilsland Hall Hotel, on the Cumbria/Northumbria border - with the entire hotel reserved for our use.
Prices are: -
Double or Twin Room - £599 / Single Rooms £299 / Twin Rooms with Single Occupancy £384* / Saturday All Day Ticket £70 / Saturday Cabaret Ticket £35
On the Friday afternoon, you can check in from 3pm, and then enjoy some time to jam, before we have a hot and cold buffet, followed by an opening concert from Phil Doleman and then open mic slots.
On Saturday, after breakfast, we’re joined by day ticket holders for group workshops from our artists for all. After lunch, there’ll be another workshop and a group big sing and strum session. Then, after our evening meal, we’ll have the ukulele cabaret evening, hosted by Tricity Vogue and featuring TV comedy legend Jimmy Cricket, followed by the amazing skills of Andy Eastwood.
On Sunday, another workshop will follow breakfast, and after lunch there will be time to join an optional salsa dancing session, go on a guided walk, or just relax before our Gala Dinner and closing concert with the League of Ukulele Gentlemen and Dead Mans Uke.
We’ll also have a late night speakeasy, with music and magic from Tim Smithies (Dead Mans Uke) and Andy Webster (League of Ukulele Gentlemen) - always a great end to the weekend!
No physical tickets are issued. Closer to the event a downloadable songbook will be sent by email, arrangements made for any special dietary requirements and a full itinerary issued. Hard copies of the songbook will be available to collect at the venue.
* Twin Rooms with Single Occupancy - These are more expensive simply because of our event budget, which needs people in every place in order to break even. We make less money towards the budget from single occupancy than we would for twin occupancy. We’re sorry about the extra cost, which is purely to make the event work.