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Ukulele Challenge

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Guinness World Record Attempt for the Largest Ukulele Ensemble

We love a good challenge at Prospect! That’s why, during 2016 Tourrific Prospect, on Monday 18 January, we will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Ukulele Ensemble (the current record is held by Tahiti and sits at 4,792 players). We can do it, if you join in!

Sign me up! How can I help break the world record?

1. Get a ukulele
2. Register for the event
3. Learn the song Daisy Bell
4. Come along!

Register before Saturday 9 January
& go into the draw for a fabulous prize!

Red Ukulele

*PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR THE OFFICIAL GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTENDENCE COUNT. Once you have been registered, you will be emailed more details about your participation in the challenge.

Register For the 2016 Ukulele Challenge!

When - Monday 18 January 2016
Where - Check in @ Memorial Gardens, Willcox Ave from 4pm. Check in finishes at 5.45pm, so don't be late!
*Remember, you must have already registered online to be able to check in.
Guinness World Record Attempt - 6.15pm attempt at the Fenwicks (main) Stage (corner Olive St and Prospect Road - next to McGlashans)


Join the ensemble as a group or an individual
Have a social club at work? Looking for a unique team bonding exercise? Get your team together - play ukuleles that come in your corporate colours!

Don’t Own a Uke?

That’s easy! The fabulous people at the Barossa Music Centre have put together some great package deals for you (that include FREE delivery). Hop onto their website and click on the Ukulele Challenge link, which will take you to the package deals. Not sure which one to get? Give Pete Koch a call on (08) 8563 2741, and he, or one of his team will help you decide the best option for you. Barossa Music Centre logo

The Song
The song selected for the challenge is Daisy Bell (a Bicycle Built for Two) - a fitting tribute to the Santos Tour Down Under (STDU) and the charity beneficiary (Eye Play Sport) who have a tandem cycling team. A $2 registration fee per participant will be donated to Eye Play Sport. Download the song sheet here.

Daisy Bell Song Sheet

A video tutorial to learn the song is now available on YouTube.  James Evan Jones (one half of the composing team of The Pushbike Song) takes you through the steps of how to play the four chords required, and then goes through the whole song.

Free Workshops and Tutorials
To help everyone get up to speed, we are having community Ukulele workshops (for all abilities) on Thursdays from 6 – 7pm. Gold coin donation towards the Ukulele charity Eye Play Sport is appreciated.

  • 7 January – Irish Harp Room (Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Road, Prospect)
  • 14 January – Irish Harp Room (Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Road, Prospect)

A maximum 30 people per workshop so its first come first serve on the night – or to make sure of a place email

Bring your own ukulele or if you need to borrows one let us know - we have four (4) for loan. We will provide the sheet music for ‘Daisy Bell’ (a bicycle built for two) - our official GWR song.

Come along, have some fun and be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity right here in Prospect

Like a workshop at your workplace? Contact us at and we’ll put you in contact with the right people (please note that there will be a charge for these workshops).

The Marilyns
Marilyn Monroe is possibly the world’s most famous ukulele player (certainly the most glamorous!). We are fortunate that the fabulous Marilyn Jetty Swim group, who raise money for the Cancer Council (the official charity partner of the STDU), will be adding a touch of glamour to this challenge. Some of them will be learning to play and will be joining us on the night. We are grateful that they will be helping us encourage everyone to get involved and join in the fun!

Marilyns with Ukuleles

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