Ukelele in France

Let’s Uke: Ukelele Week in France

Ukulele Retreat:

Let’s Uke! a week of ukulele playing and singing.

Come to this Ukulele week in France, a week of playing the Uke and Singing. Do you have any experience with your instrument, than your welcome!
Join Candace Bloom for this special edition Summer ‘’UkeStock” Orchestra Academy.

About Candace:

Candace​ ​Bloomoriginally from Florida, now residing in Amsterdam, is a musician dedicated to teaching and performing. She opened the UkeBoutique in Amsterdam in 2011 and directs the Ukulele School and the Ukulele Orchestra of Amsterdam (

What you’ll do:

This summer week we will study and perform light classics and light popular music arranged for the ukulele and song.

Daily classes include warming-up with hammer tones & scales, music theory workshops, strum and sing-a-longs and presentations (at nightly campfire).

And at the end of the week: a ‘Bach’ Lunch” final ensemble presentation in the village.

Players will have an opportunity to improve their note reading, ensemble playing and singing skills, and have one private personal development lesson.


This week is for intermediate to advanced ukulele players. Participants should be able to play most of the songs in the library  (

What to bring:

Participants are encouraged to bring ‘Ready to Perform’ material either orchestral or sing and strum, for our final Orchestra Academy performance in the local village.


  • 6 nights of stay
  • all meals
  • daily classes
  • all sheet music


  • Transport to Harcigny, France (carpool is usually possible, you can add this to the sign up form)


€475 (excluding extra costs of living)

Date and Time:

August 12 – 18, 2018


This course is in English. Maximum number of participants: 12.

Sign up or more info for this Retreat:

Would you like to have more information about this workshop week, please contact Lot of studio Harcigny.

You can sign up using the sign up form.

Where is this Groovy Ukulele Retreat?

The Ukelele retreat will take place at Studio Harcigny in the lovely village of Harcigny in the North of France.

Studio Harcigny is a cozy accomadation / studio for groups up to 12 persons. In the summer there’s a very big camping ground, but also private rooms available. It’s the perfect location for musical and creative endeavours.

Harcigny is a village of 260 inhabitants in the region Thiérache, about 100 km below Brussels and nearby the Franse Ardennes forrest. From Harcigny it’s possible to make day trips to Vervins, Reims and Jeantes.