In mid-to-late 1950s Britain, we experienced a fairly brief period of Skiffle music. Many will remember this as a kind of uptempo folk/jazz, often incorporating improvised instruments. Although none of us could provide a washboard or tea-chest, we enjoyed our ukulele skiffle session, often involving songs about trains. Our other May session, inspired by the […]
April sessions featured out-and-out pop songs from the 1950s and early 60s – before you-know-who and the other Brit groups swamped the charts. Hope you enjoyed our contribution to the Music Day in April. We are now preparing a new playlist for our upcoming concerts this Spring. If you fancy a go with a uke, […]
Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles Meeting: fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church Our sessions in March have featured songs suggested by two of our playing members. Their choices included some 1930s ballads, 50s skiffle, and 60s pop, plus country, rock, gospel, and Irish folk. Great selections. Hope you enjoy our performance at the April Monthly Meeting. […]
Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles Meeting: fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church Our February sessions have been based around two themes: firstly ‘Travel’, so we sang and played such favourites as Freight Train (Nancy Whisky), Morningtown Ride (The Seekers) and Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver). Our second session was largely devoted to Rock n […]
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.