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Autumn Ukulele Festival

“A resounding success” is the only way to describe this year’s inaugural Norfolk Island Yuukalieli Festawel organised by our local Yuuk Band in partnership with Norfolk Island Travel Centre. With nearly every visitor vowing to return again, the plan for 2016 is for not one but two Festivals, and the Autumn one is on from the 8th to the 17th of April.

If playing your uke in a variety of settings around the island such as on the island’s one and only round-a-bout in the middle of town, on a boat cruising over coral filled waters and at the local Island markets appeals to you – then you’ll love this event. In addition to those locations you’ll play on stage for a community Showcase Performance, (which this year was high on laughs, singing-along, rousing cheers and encore performances) and in other community venues such as the local hospital, senior citizens and Churches.

A particularly special part of this year’s Festival came during workshops presented by Yuuk Band member Don Reynolds, where he taught Norf’k cultural songs and language. The small class size and grassroots nature of the workshops meant that for many participants more was able to be gained in these sessions than during high-profile teacher or destination workshops. This is a festival for uke players and musicians of all levels of ability. The cultural mix of Aussies, Kiwis and Maori singers adds another dimension to the “Bounty” Pitcairn descendants with their unique culture, Norfolk language songs and Island Dancers.

Not to mention Welcome & Farewell Dinners, a famous “Norfolk fish-fry”, Island Breakfast at Beautiful Anson Bay, a “lunch & jam”, sing-a-longs and each country invited to show their talents at the Ukulele Showcase night.

Also in this issue:

Norfolk Island Folk History
Checking In…
Meet Your Agent
Great to meet you…
Local Knowledge…
Can You Win?

Norfolk Island Yuukalieli Festawel

When’s it on?

8 – 17 April 2016

Want more information?


From Australia 1800 1400 66
From New Zealand 0800 0088 10

Packages including airfare, accommodation, car hire and much more priced from:

$999pp twin share ex Brisbane
$1110pp twin share ex Sydney
$1119pp twin share ex Auckland