Upcoming events

Events and Festivals


SPRUKE ukulele festival

(13th-15th September, SunPac Brisbane, QLD)

Ian will be delivering a workshop on strumming the Jake Shimabukuro way, as well as a performance from the OUTLAWS Big Ukulele Band. The repertoire for the Band is always exciting to play and a treat to hear.. below is an example from Blue Mountains recently.. the version we are performing at SPRUKE is even better!

I will also try to perform at some of the open mics, possibly with a couple of my students… guys?



Strings Attached festival

(11th-13th October, Margaret River, WA)


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


TBC, but hopefully the Willoughby Ukestars will perform again in Chatswood Mall and at Carols in Willoughby Park.



Second Willoughby Ukulele Orchestra Workshop

1st February 2020 – CrowsNest Community Centre, CrowsNest NSW 9am-5pm. Details here

Here is an example of last years rehearsal

Early Bird Special now on book via TryBooking

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

(7th-9th Feb)

Hopefully Outlaws will be performing new repertoire at this event