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Colwyn Bay Ukulele Group

CBUG was founded in 2011. The original driving force was Paul Richards aided by a few enthusiasts. Paul has now moved on to other things. The Group has moved rapidly on from small beginnings and has increased its membership considerably. We currently have more than 80 members with an average attendance at practice of forty to fifty players. CBUG adopted a constitution in 2014 see link which states our values and objectives.

We welcome all ukulele players from the beginner to the more accomplished. We have a wide repertoire of songs and use our practices to improve performance. CBUG is viewed as a group of friends with a common interest in playing the ukulele. We do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, age, race, creed or indeed playing ability. It follows that our website and facebook page are positive vehicles that do not allow derogatory or offensive content.

From September 2016 we have had to introduce a waiting list for new members (see below).

One of our main objectives is to give performances that raise money for good causes locally. This means that we will perform directly for a charity without cost or where we charge a fee, this is passed on in its entirety. See Charities page.

PLEASE NOTE: We welcome applications from people wishing to join CBUG. We have to close membership from time to time to maintain balance within the club. when this happens we operate a waiting list.

Anyone wishing to join is, in the first instance,  invited to contact the Administrator, Mr Eddie Kibble on 07941 737091  or email:


We do not have a membership subscription as such. After receiving an invitation to attend practice,  a player becomes a member on their third consecutive attendance at practice. Every member pays £1 sub at practice towards the running costs of CBUG. This is our only income. Membership ceases automatically if a player does not attend practice for three months. A person can rejoin thereafter on attendance and the payment of the practice sub. Members can often be members of other groups as well. The only expectation is that members retain their commitment to CBUG, attend practices and manage any conflicting interest.

Prospective members will be placed on a waiting list. They will be invited to attend practice at a suitable opportunity and can attain membership thereafter. This invitation is subject to the number of members attending practice  There is the optimum number of players that can be accommodated and where practice remains a viable and productive event for everyone. We are also restricted by the size of the hall.