Hello and a very warm welcome to our June newsletter!

We have lots of exciting things for you this month. I’m not a gambling person but I bet if I told you of new competitions, gigs plus much much more you would be interested? Yes?! ! Then go to Newsdesk where you can win new kit. 

There is also information on Joe Powers UK and European tour which sounds great! Our very own Vice-Chair and Head of Communications, Barry Elms and his band the Hurdy Gurdies have a great list of gigs over the next month or so, which is definitely one not to miss!

Due to the Jubilee celebrations the coffee morning on Friday 3rd June, and the Open Mic on Saturday 4th June have been cancelled. The coffee morning will recommence the following Friday 10th June at 11 am, and the monthly Open Mic will be back the first Saturday in July.

May all of our Newsdesk team at HarmonicaUK wish you very happy Jubilee celebrations! In the words of Del Boy, "lovely jubilee!"

See you next month,


Suzy Colclough - Newsdesk Coordinator

Hello everyone,

The big news for June is our Chromatic Weekend.  I’m glad to see many of our regulars who will be joining us again, but I am also looking forward to meeting many new friends.  I would like to thank Dave, Hilvert and Neil for all of their hard work and planning. This is going to be one to remember, and you still have time to join us! See the event page for details, schedule and bookings.

Gene Myers and Barry Elms have been working with me on improving the stage area and lighting.  It really is coming together well and I am sure our regulars will enjoy our changes to the Chromatic Weekend. I know we are all itching to catch up again and I am pleased to say that Davina, Suzy, Sam, Barry, Simon and of course Dave will be joining us from our main committee at the weekend along with our Patron Roger, Gary from our Newsdesk team, Laina from Outreach, and Harmonica World Editor Dave Colclough. It really has the making of a great weekend.

Before I close to join the jubilee celebrations, I would like to thank you all for your support and to welcome our new members, as we continue to grow from strength to strength.

Happy harping,


Pete Hewitt - Chair, HarmonicaUK

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Newsdesk brings you a selection of items from the HarmonicaUK Newsdesk this month. Click "Read more..." to read the full news item.

The HarmonicaUK Chromatic Weekend - last few places, book now!
The Chromatic Weekend 2022 is almost upon us (18 & 19 June) - come along for a concert and lots of workshops with great artists, including Jens Bunge, Gerry Ezard, Jim Hughes, Paddy Byrne and Neil Warren. Check out the Chromatic Weekend event page and book now before it's too late!

Joe Powers European Tour - June to August 2022
Harmonica virtuoso, Joe Powers is known for bending and blending genres from jazz to classical, hip-hop to world music, and Argentine Tango. He begins his European Tour on 2nd June in Cheshire and finishes in Denmark on 5th August. Read more...

Liam Ward tests harmonica pedals - and a chance to win them.
Liam Ward has published a video demonstrating some of the most popular harmonica pedals. He explains what each pedal does and what it should sound like. He also gives you a chance to win all of the pedals that he demonstrates. Read more...

Debbie Bond's "Blues Without Borders" UK Tour August - October 2022
American Singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been performing for decades in the Alabama backwoods and is now a regular on the Southern US and European club and festival circuit. Debbie's collaboration with British born keyboard/harmonica player “Radiator” Rick has added a swampy New Orleans edge to her sound. Read more...

Alan Glen News and Gig List
Some harmonica gig dates.

The Hurdy Gurdies' June & July Gigs
Devon & Cornwall's Top '60s Cover Band.

Blues Weekend at The Toorak, Torquay 17th - 20th June 2022

And finally, do you have a spare hour to support the Harmonica Community? HarmonicaUK would love to hear from you if you have as little as an hour a month to spare to help support your harmonica community. We are looking for people to help with:

•           Newsdesk - writing articles etc
•           Social Media
•           Web site
•           Events (online and in-person)
•           or any other skills you have to offer
If you would like to get involved with the vibrant, friendly and fun group of folks behind your favourite harmonica charity then please get in touch with us by email to: [email protected]

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Events this month - Read more on our events page

Friday Coffee Morning – 3rd June 11am
Cancelled due to Jubilee Bank Holiday

Saturday Session - June Open Mic - 4th June 5pm
Cancelled due to Jubilee Bank Holiday

Friday Coffee Morning – 10th June 11am 
Join us on Zoom for a chat about harmonicas, music and more!
Use the Zoom Link, or Meeting ID: 999 3719 8697 and Passcode: 178801

Friday Coffee Morning – 17th June 11am
Cancelled due to Chromatic Weekend event

Chromatic Weekend 2022 – 18-19th June 2022
You can now book your place on our Chromatic Weekend event page, we look forward to seeing you there! Book your place today!

Friday Coffee Morning – 24th June 11am
Join us on Zoom for a chat about harmonicas, music and more!  Read more...
Use the Zoom Link, or Meeting ID: 999 3719 8697 and Passcode: 178801

Friday Coffee Morning – 1st July 11am
Join us on Zoom for a chat about harmonicas, music and more!  Read more...
Use the Zoom Link, or Meeting ID: 999 3719 8697 and Passcode: 178801

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