About Us

The aim of the group is to help people discover the joy of playing ukulele and to use those skills to play with confidence at other music clubs, music festivals or special performances.

We meet every Tuesday in the beer garden
of The West End Hotel, 89 Ingham Road in West End.
6.45 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. is devoted to beginners. Spare ukuleles are available.
7.00 p.m. to close sees the group playing old favourites and polishing new works.

The Bistro and beer garden have wheelchair access.

Through the year we plan informal gatherings, where we can enjoy our group friendship and our passion for Ukes.

Donna – 0402322137

email: tsvukes@gmail.com

19 responses

2 01 2012

How was everyone’s Festive Season? When is the 1st meeting for 2012? Cheers, Ofra.

30 09 2014
Kerry Watts


I would like to learn to play the ukulele, could I attend your Tuesday night’s meetings and possibly get some information about learning to play the ukulele and joining your group.


Kerry Watts

7 10 2014

Another meeting tonight Kerry.
Hope you can make it.
All details in our “About Us” section on the website.

Cheers Annie
Mobile: 0418745727

26 04 2015
Diane Turner

Annie hello. A friend n I are planning on attending a Tuesday night @ the West End. We are RAW beginners. But love the music. My favourite, Izzy singing/ playing Some where over the Rainbow. That’s how I discovered the Ukuele. Do u produce an occiasionl newsletter or have a facebook. ?
Hope to see u soon. Regards. Di.

28 04 2015

Hello Di

We meet at The West End Hotel in the beer garden. Beginners start at 6.30 thru to 7.30 and you are more than welcome to continue on with the regular players after this.
We have Facebook …find us under Townsville Ukuleles. If you come to a meeting we can take your details and put you on our data base for session updates.

Hope to meet you soon.
Warm regards Annie

29 06 2015
The Amazing Walter

Howdy from Texas! My wife and I will be in Townsville for the Strand Ephemera. We arrive on the 25th of July and I will be carving a sandcastle for the first 5 days and will give workshops for 10 days during the Ephemera. we are members of “The Happy Band” at South Padre Island, Texas. We are primarily a ukelele band but also have a mandolin… we do an ecclectic assortment of music including some original tunes… we will have our ukes with us and would like to get together for jams or just meet other players in the area. Fun will be had.

2 07 2015

G’day Amazing Walter… You are both so welcome to join our group of ukies.
We play every Tuesday night at the West End Hotel in Townsville…7.00 p.m. Start.

We will all keep a look out for your “here today, gone tomorrow” sandcastle.

Sunny regards Annie

2 12 2015
Ross Lawn

My Brother John forced me to join you lot for a jam session last night. (Didn’t take him much effort.) It was my first and I had a most enjoyable and fantastic time. Thank you all — look forward to many happy days ahead. I might be back one winter….. Too B Hot up here..you’re all mad.
Suggestion….. I’m dreaming of a White Christmas……. Key of C:-)

2 12 2015

Will take your suggestion for White Christmas on board Ross. We all have a ton of fun so come back soon.
P.S. Your brother John is known as “The Pineapple Prince”!

29 12 2015

Hi to all! I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Christmas, our names
Catherine and Craig, we have a young daughter who takes a fancy to the Ukulele and therefore we would like to know, how young can you start teaching children and is there anyone in Townsville who enjoys and is able to teach.?

3 01 2016

Hi Catherine,
It’s never too early to learn ukulele. The instrument is small and manageable for little fingers.
As far as I know, however, there is no uke teacher for children in Townsville. I will put it out at the next meeting and let you know. Mike Jackson specializes in ukulele tutorials on Youtube and this might get you daughter started.
Warm regards Annie

2 01 2016
Lucia Lasso

We are from Ecuador and my husband loves music. He plays guitar and is good at learning music. Before we go back to our country, we would like to buy one ukelele. Please, could you recommend us where can we find one here at Townsville?

3 01 2016

Hi Lucia
Why not come along to our gathering. We start up again on Tuesday 12th Jan at the West End Hotel, Ingham Road 6.30 p.m.
You will be made very welcome. We always have spare ukuleles and can take your husband through basic chords. “Arties” at 99 Charters Towers Road has range of ukuleles but I would suggest coming to a meeting and trying out a range of instruments first.
Hope this has helped.
Warm regards Annie

15 01 2017

Hi Doris,

We are back to the West End Hotel on Tuesday 17th with a 6.30 p.m. start.
Hope to see you there….Cheers Annie

15 01 2017

Hi Mick,

Apologies for a very late response.
We are back at the West End Hotel after a Xmas break on Tuesday 17th Jan at 6.30 p.m.
Hope to see you there….Cheers Annie

7 06 2017
Sharon McClure

Ha!! Just now realized you guys are in Australia!! So…guess you aren’t coming to Townsville, South Carolina any time soon! Sorry about the mix-up, but happy playing anyway! 🙂

17 07 2017

Hi Sharon,
Townsville, South Carolina…. wow! Will have to look that up…Cheers Annie

29 12 2017
Jodie Gilmore

Hi,I have wanted to learn the Ukulele for years and my kids have just bought me one for Christmas! Eeekkk!!! Now I feel the need for lessons. I have zero music knowledge but would love to learn. Could I come to your next meeting ?
Kind regards

29 12 2017

Hi Jodie,
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Jan. 9th at the West End Hotel Beer Garden. Beginners start at 6.30 pm – 7 pm then you can join into the regular group. No prior knowledge of music is needed as the mighty little uke is an easy instrument to pick up. You are going to need an electronic tuner for your uke. You can pick one up from “Arties” music store or look online…far cheaper.
There is a ton of info on YouTube but for a beginner I would recommend “Ukulele
Mike” Mike Lynch. His beginner tutorials are great.
Having said that, there is nothing like playing with a group of people, so hope to see you at our next meeting…..Cheers Annie

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