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 – 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 […]

Ukulele = October

In September we had two sessions celebrating sounds of our youth – 1960s POP SONGS and 1960s NUMBER ONES – wow ! A Pop Extravaganza no less. All the big names were represented, both soloists and groups. And we knew all the songs of course, no memory loss there !  We also undertook a performance […]

Ukuleles – September

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church We have had two sessions in August – one devoted to a selection of songs chosen by one of our players, and the other comprised of songs made famous by FEMALE SINGERS. Do you remember (and who sang) Music, Music, Music ? Bobby’s Girl ? Puppet on a String […]

Ukulele – August

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church We are really busy with concerts at the moment, so we have had to devote part of our time to rehearsing material for these.  Nevertheless, we have managed to have fun with other songs, including SONGS FROM FILMS. These included Over the Rainbow, Singing […]

Ukuleles – July

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles   Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church   Our June sessions were dripping in romance as we played and sung some lovely love songs from the last years of the last century. No, they don’t write love songs any more. I’m not convinced that they write any type of real […]