Past Events



Second Willoughby Ukulele Orchestra Workshop

1st February 2020 – CrowsNest Community Centre, CrowsNest NSW 

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

(8th Feb)

Outlaws performing new repertoire at this event. 


Willoughby Ukestars Carols in Willoughby Park.

Willoughby Ukestars Chatswood Mall.

Ian and two friends perform in Chatswood Mall 



Strings Attached festival

Scott Wise is the patron of this ‘Luthier’ festival. As the name suggests all things stringed includes guitars and mandolins, dulcimers, ukuleles. Ian led two workshops, one using some of James Hill’s techniques found in his Booster Uke book, the pother on strumming. Ian also performed solo


SPRUKE ukulele festival

Ian  delivered a workshop on strumming the Jake Shimabukuro way, as well as a performance from the OUTLAWS Big Ukulele Band. 


Valla Beach Ukulele Beach Camp (featuring Sam Muir (UK) )

(1st-3rd August 2019, Valla Beach, NSW)

This festival was a fun weekend of ukulele learning and playing run by Cathy Welsford from Valla Beach (and one of the Wild Women from Anywhere Beach). Ian ran a brief ukulele orchestra workshop on the Saturday, as well as performing with the faculty. For more details see: Valla Beach Ukulele Beach Camp

February 2019

Outlaws performed at Blue Mountains Festival

January 2019

Inaugural Willoughby Ukulele Orchestra Workshop