Welcome to (Lucky Phil’s) Ükulele Circus

There are a few Ukulele Circuses in the world, this one is Lucky Phil’s. We know you’re wondering: why is Phil Lucky? He has as a Ükulele Circus, that’s why. This goes some way to making up for his other challenges and disappointments in life. He is a newly-minted grandfather, though, so that’s something.

Ükulele Circus: Not tested on animals!!!!

Many modern circuses have no animals, and this one is no different. We also have no clowns, no acrobats, nor do we have any jugglers, although we do have a few down-market ring masters. Yeah, alright, maybe there’s a clown or two.

OK, OK, I want to be Lucky Like Phil™ how can I get involved?

The Ükulele Circus pitches its tent on the first Friday of every month at the Blue Mountains Hotel in Lawson (that’s near Sydney, in Australia).

If you’d like to play with us, start by coming along to the regular Thursday night uke session at the New Ivanhoe Hotel in Blackheath (about half an hour further from Sydney than Lawson), or for a folksier sing-along with an Irish lilt join us for a Guiness at the Ori in Springwood (a bit closer to Sydney).

Join our mailing list to get notified of what’s going on, or to get in contact with us. There’s also a Facebook page.

NOTE: We play ukes and we’re based in the Blue Mountains. But this is not the Blue Mountains Ukulele Group.

The Ukulele Circus is proud to be sponsored by Katoomba Music, a great locally owned shop with a fantastic range of ukes. They even have other weird stuff like “guitars” and “banjos” and “amps” and “accessories”, if for some unfathomable reason the uke is not fulfilling all your desires. Katoomba Music also have a gig guide☥ covering events in the Blue Mountains.

☥ NOTE: Some events listed on Katoomba Music gig guide may NOT contain ukes.


Day Session info Venue
First, third and fifth Tuesday of the month 19:00-21:00 Irish (and other) folk. Uke based session. Oriental Hotel, Springwood
Second, fourth and sixth** Thursday of the month 19:00-21:00 Open, friendly community uke sing and strum, bring your copy of the The Ukulele Club Songbook or print some charts for us to sing New Ivanhoe Hotel, Blackheath

** Should a sixth thursday happen this session will double as an end-of-the-world farewell

What’s on? (Circus and friends…)