Skerries Strummers Ukulele Festival

May 31st to June 2nd 2024


Skerries Ukulele Strummers, founded 9 years ago by local man Ray McCarthy, are a group of sixty men and women from Skerries and the surrounding area who share a common love of playing the ukulele. We are well regarded in Skerries and are often approached to support fund-raisers and charity events. We have raised funds for many good causes over the years, led by our musical director Patricia Prenty.

We are planning our second ukulele festival weekend in Skerries, County Dublin from Friday 31st of May to Sunday 2nd of June.

Our festival will bring Ukulele lovers together from all over Ireland and abroad to make music, learn new skills, have fun and share our love of music and song with all.

Friday 31st May

Minister Joe O’Brien will officially launch the festival at 8PM in Skerries Sailing Club, followed by our open mic (free entry). If you are interested in performing at the open mic please contact us at [email protected].

Saturday 1st June

A full day of entertainment. In the morning we will hold 3 Workshops for complete beginners, improvers and intermediate players .

In the afternoon there will be a Busk on the Festival Bus visiting two local landmarks for plenty of tunes and fun. The First Stop is at Bremore Castle for an impromptu performance as part of the Balbriggan Summerfest and the second stop is at the Man O’War Pub where you can have some refreshments and play a few tunes.

In the evening there will be a Concert in Skerries Sailing Club featuring Rathfarnham Ukulele Group (RUGS), Skerries Ukulele Strummers, The Sneaky Tequilas and a newly formed local group called the Basukes.

Watch out also for pop up performances at various locations around the town of Skerries during Saturday afternoon which will create a fun atmosphere in our beautiful setting beside the sea.

Sunday 2nd June

Free Junior Workshop for budding Ukulele players aged 9+ (must be accompanied by an adult).

We will close the festival with a final wind down Jam in Skerries Sailing Club with its fabulous view of Skerries Harbour.

Floraville, Skerries
Man O’War Pub
Bremore Castle

[email protected]