Ukulele


Activity

The Ukulele Group is a really friendly group, which meets up to have fun.  We achieve this by playing our ukuleles and singing along for all we are worth.  It doesn’t matter one bit how well we play or sing, we just love having a go.

Ours is not a ‘taught’ session as we do not have a tutor, but we do try to help each other, and especially any beginners, with advice and tips about playing the ukulele.

We play all types of songs including pop, folk, pre-war ballads, country, music hall, gospel, rock ‘n’ roll and even some blues.  We just enjoy it all!

If you think you might like to try ukulele, you’ll be welcome to join us.  A spare ukulele is available.  Just get in touch and we’ll take it from there.

Where and when

We meet at 2pm on alternate Tuesdays in the Methodist Church.

Other information

All are welcome, so please do get in touch for more information.

Contact details

David Evans 01858 463045


News

Ukulele – December

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

Ukulele – November meeting

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 […]

Ukulele – October meeting

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 […]

Ukulele – August meeting

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.

Ukulele – August meeting

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.

Ukulele – June meetings

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.

Ukulele – May meeting

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, […]

Ukulele – April meeting

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 […]

Ukulele – March meeting

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 […]

Ukulele – February meeting

In February, we had fun playing and singing songs from within the theme of ‘Colours’, eg: Blue Moon, Paint It Black, Yellow Rose of Texas, Red River Valley, Hi Ho Silver Lining.  Some of us (Strictly Ukuleles) also delighted audiences with performances in two local care homes.  If you would like to join us, do […]