Meeting: fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church We kicked off the new year with a session which had a Lunar theme – songs associated with the moon – such as Blue Moon, Carolina Moon and I See the Moon, which was an old Stargazers hit from 1954…..‘Over the mountain, over the sea….’ Remember ? In January, […]
We are rounding off the year with a number of concert performances in the local area and at our own U3A December event. We’re then taking a break and will reconvene on 9th January next year for more ukulele fun. David Evans
November will see us complete our journey into Country music. We also have our eye on the upcoming festive season, so we will be taking a look at some of the Christmas classics. November also sees us following up our performances in October with some more concerts, some of which are new venues and some […]
October sees us fill a session with out-and-out Country music, including songs by Dolly, Tammy, Billie Jo, Hank, Don, Jim and Buck (can you supply the surnames?) – and not a single ‘yee-haw’ to be heard! We’ve got a couple of concerts in October too, so some care home/retirement home residents are in for some […]
Eighteen members of Strictly Ukuleles played a concert at the Churches Together Holiday At Home event in Market Harborough in August, which was very much enjoyed by those attending. We have more concerts coming up in the weeks ahead, so we’re busy with our ukes. Have uke, be happy. David Evans.
Strictly Ukuleles have been invited to play a concert at the Churches Together ‘Holiday At Home’ event in Harborough in August, so we have reviewed and refreshed our concert playlist, and hope to deliver an entertaining range of songs to delight our audience at the event. Have Uke, Be Happy!! David Evans.
We’ve played through a number of different song styles recently, including some Pop songs, some Gospel and some Rock ‘n’ Roll. We’ve even had a go at Elton John’s ‘Crocodile Rock’, would you believe. Additionally, as ‘Strictly Ukuleles’, we performed two concerts in June, so we’ve been busy. Have Uke, be happy!! David Evans.
We celebrated Eurovision in May by playing some contenders from years gone by including ‘Puppet On A String’ and ‘Congratulations’, (incidentally, both written by Coulter and Martin). We are now, as ‘Strictly Ukuleles’, also quite heavily committed to giving concerts for local organisations and care homes, with two more scheduled for June. Also in May, […]
Music Halls, featuring Music Hall songs and performers, such as Florrie Forde and Marie Lloyd, grew in popularity from the late 1880s, and were very popular in the first quarter of the 20th Century. After 1945, the songs themselves continued to live on in pub piano singalongs. We reviewed the old Music Hall songs, such […]
In March, we had fun playing and singing songs with the theme of ‘Numbers’, eg: Two Little Boys, Three Little Birds, Eight Days a Week, 500 Miles, etc. Some of us (Strictly Ukuleles) have performed three concerts this month to local audiences, and they all want to re-book us! We enjoy performing, but enjoy even […]