MS Europa/Chinese Embassy

After returning from our two date tour of Ireland (Dublin and Belfast) our next gig was on the tuesday - 24 hours later on board the MS Europa cruise ship which we'd played in 2016 and 2017. There are in…

Belfast

After our gig last night, we had a chance to unwind with a few drinks back at the hotel bar as we weren't leaving for our next gig in Belfast until late morning. Here we are in our bus travelling…

Dublin

Got up early to catch the 6.30 train to Heathrow - had a pretty terrible nights sleep as I kept waking up worrying I'd miss my alarm call. The weather in southern England still pretty humid and warm for September…

Braunschweig

We rose the next day at a not intolerable hour and left for our next gig in Braunschweig, but not before saying goodbye to Eva Hofbauer who had journeyed from Austria to come and see us and had brought us…

Theaterhaus Stuttgart (again)

Autumn is upon us and the Ukes are gearing up to play out the last few gigs of 2019. As well as the UK, we've got shows in Ireland, Finland and China - it'll be interesting! These are the last…

Theatre Royal, Winchester

According to Richie, who was going through his accounts the other day, we last played in Winchester in 2003 - sixteen years ago! Truly, our well worn showbiz joke about playing the same venue twice (once on the way up…

I Ate Richard Thompsons Cheese

For our second gig in August, we headed up to the Towersey festival in Oxfordshire, which is an amiable place to spend the weekend - fairly mellow and middle aged, so right up our strasse. It's a folk festival and…

Marlborough Rising

After a quiet summer break, visiting my sister in Switzerland, and doing plenty of mountain walking, it was back to work for our appearance at the Marlborough Rising festival, held in the grounds of Marlborough School in Wiltshire.

We'd never…

Torgelow

Dave demonstrates how far we travelled across Germany yesterday.

After arriving at Torgelow yesterday after a long day of travel, some of us went out to eat, while some crashed out in their rooms straight away. I managed to have…

Travel - Dreieich to Torgelow

According to Viola (tour manager) the reason we had to travel such an insanely long distance yesterday (610km) was because this German tour is bookended by two gigs (the first at Bleckede and the last at Torgelow) which are both…

Dreieich (again)

Here's a photo taken after our gig at Karlsruhe, which Rich took and emailed me - I forgot to mention this weird 'beach' area that the venue has, where we all enjoyed a post gig drink last night, while chatting…