Newcastle Music has been established for nearly 20 years and is located near the railway station in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. The shop sells a full range of traditional and contemporary instruments and specialises in folk instruments, including mandolins, violins, electric fiddles, accordions, banjos, harmonicas, recorders and whistles. They offer a comprehensive range of over 100,000 sheet music titles and a full repair service for most brass, woodwind and stringed instruments. And they specialise in ukuleles!
La Fiesta is the official cafe of Ukelear Meltdown. Situated in Heaton Park Road, La Fiesta will be hosting our pre-festival unplugged session with Eilidh Macaskill and Ukelilli, and Sunday breakfast before the workshop sessions. They sell fantastic Italian coffee, and the best cakes in Newcastle, as well as tapas and salad plates, and organic local breads, meats and dairy products.
Sugarsands Studios, based only a downhill stones throw from the Star + Shadow Cinema, is a hotbed of creativity, giving a comfortable and safe environment for local musicians to develop their individual sound. They have kindly donated advice and rehearsal space for Ukelear Meltdown.