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 – 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 […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – March

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church February sessions involved us in a variety of music genres going back many years. We had one session dedicated to folk music and folk ballads, which is music we don’t hear so much about these days. We also performed a well-received concert for the Market Harborough U3A, of which […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – January

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church Although we are on a seasonal break at the moment, in December we played 4 concerts and have 2 more in January. Our group is now at its maximum capacity with 26 regular members. We re-convene our standard sessions on 29th January. Have uke, be happy. David Evans 01858 […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – December

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church We rounded off the year with a ‘Members Selection’, with each group member choosing a song or two for us all to play. In December we are performing three concerts, and following up with another in January. We re-convene our standard sessions on 29th January.  New Year Resolutions? Maybe […]

Ukulele – November

Our October sessions featured three categories of songs: ones expressing RELIGIOUS sentiments; ones of a CAMPAIGNING character; and ones written by non-performing SONGWRITING PARTNERSHIPS. What splendid variety !  We also received feedback on one of our recent concert performances as follows: ‘It has been a source of constant conversation here, since Strictly Ukulele performed for […]