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 Group / Strictly Ukuleles – February 2020

Yes, we’re back, singing and playing our ukes for our own amusement  and amazement. We kicked off with a session with a theme of TRAINS. Remember Freight Train (Nancy Whisky)? King of the Road (Roger Miller)? Morningtown Ride (The Seekers)? And what about Chatanooga Choo Choo (The Andrews Sisters)? All these songs are really very […]

Ukuleles – December

One session in November was entirely devoted to songs by The Beatles, and the second session was all about Folk, or folk-influenced songs. Quite a contrast. As we approach the end of the year, our thinking turns toward carols and seasonal songs, as we have five concerts in December, including a slot at our U3A […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – November

  Our October sessions saw us taking a good look at songs for consideration for inclusion in the Playlist for our big STRICTLY UKULELEs Concert at the Methodist Church later in October.  Although we had not done anything quite like this before, and so weren’t exactly sure how things would go, I’m happy to report […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – October

Our September sessions featured songs made famous by American performers, many having also written their songs. Can you remember the artists who wrote and sang Dreamlover, Cryin’ Time, Folsom Prison Blues, Hey Good Lookin’ and King Of The Road ? You might like to come to our STRICTLY UKULELEs Charity Concert at the Methodist Church […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – September

In sunny August, quite a number of us were away on holiday or engaged in grandparent roles, so we held two sessions of MEMBERs CHOICE, playing songs chosen by ourselves. As a consequence, we enjoyed playing songs covering a range of genres – country, folk, pop, soul, rock – and decades, from the 1860s to […]

Ukulele – August

Our first session in July was given over to songs made famous by 1960s GROUPS, so we had songs from, amongst others, the Seekers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Drifters, Slade, the Kinks, the Troggs and of course, the Beatles. Our second session was something of an antidote to gloominess. It was devoted to whimsical or […]

Ukulele – July

  Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church In June, our first session was centred on BRITISH SONGWRITERS whose songs became international hits. We included some classic songs by Lionel Bart, Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney and Ray Davies, among others. Our second session was all about THE WEATHER, so we did lots of songs about sunshine, […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – June

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church Our sessions in May were devoted to playing and singing songs about the natural world; that is, songs with a strong reference to NATURE or about a particular CREATURE. In the first category were some songs with ‘river’, ‘flowers’, ‘valley’, or ‘fields’ in their title – can you guess […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – May

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church We hope you enjoyed our performance at our U3A meeting last month, when we followed the Choir. Incidentally, we thought the Choir gave one of their best performances, helped by their choice of material from Les Miserables. We continue to give performances locally outside the U3A, and we do […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – April

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church In March, our group played a session devoted to songs from films – including Return to Sender (Elvis), Summer Holiday (Cliff) and the wonderful favourite, Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland). We followed this up with a ‘Members Choice’ session comprising of a diverse selection of songs including Singing the […]