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 2020

We are now past Week 25 of our virtual weekly ukulele sessions. Recent themes have been Country songs, 1950s American Pop songs, 1960s British Pop songs, and Protest songs/ songs of social comment. This latter proved very popular with the group who remembered many of these from the 1960s and their youth club days !  […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – August 2020

During our recent weekly virtual sessions – now up to Week number 20 – we have covered songs with people’s NAMES in the title (eg. Frankie and Johnny; Maggie), songs about LOVE (eg. Love You More Than I Can Say; Halfway to Paradise) and songs about DREAMING (eg.  Beautiful Dreamer; Dream A Little Dream of […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – July 2020

The Ukulele Group continue to virtually assemble each week to tackle a new Playlist of songs. Recent playlists have included songs by female singers, songs by the Beatles and Elvis, and Country songs from the US. Some of our members also post up videos of their performances on to WhatsApp, for us to enjoy, and […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – June 2020

The Ukulele Group continue to virtually meet up on Tuesday afternoons, and each week we have a fresh playlist of songs for us to perform. Each week, we have one or two new songs to tackle, and recent new favourites have been Any Dream Will Do (from ‘Joseph’), Gentle On My Mind (Glen Campbell), I […]

Ukulele – May 2020

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles  Now that we cannot actually meet, we hold a virtual session every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm for those who can make it. Copies of the playlist, and songs thereon, are emailed out. Each week we have at least one entirely new song, so members can check it out on Youtube […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – April 2020

In March, we held a session comprising of LOVE SONGS, happy ones rather than sad. So we did a selection including Whistling Gypsy Rover (1900s), Baby Face/Ain’t She Sweet (1920s) Sugar In The Morning (1950s), Dreamlover, All My Loving (1960s), and Blanket On The Ground (1970s). We are now keeping engaged by circulating around the […]

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles – March

In February, we held a session comprising of CELTIC songs, which was dominated by Irish and Scottish songs. Having said that, we performed a lovely version of ‘The Ash Grove’, which is Welsh. Our second session was a lively affair, with songs all about DANCING, including songs by Bill Haley, Cliff Richard, the Mavericks, Chubby […]

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 […]