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 = 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 […]

Ukulele – June

In mid-to-late 1950s Britain, we experienced a fairly brief period of Skiffle music. Many will remember this as a kind of uptempo folk/jazz, often incorporating improvised instruments. Although none of us could provide a washboard or tea-chest, we enjoyed our ukulele skiffle session, often involving songs about trains. Our other May session, inspired by the […]

Ukulele – May

April sessions featured out-and-out pop songs from the 1950s and early 60s – before you-know-who and the other Brit groups swamped the charts. Hope you enjoyed our contribution to the Music Day in April. We are now preparing a new playlist for our upcoming concerts this Spring. If you fancy a go with a uke, […]

Ukulele – April

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles Meeting: fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church Our sessions in March have featured songs suggested by two of our playing members. Their choices included some 1930s ballads, 50s skiffle, and 60s pop, plus country, rock, gospel, and Irish folk. Great selections. Hope you enjoy our performance at the April Monthly Meeting. […]

Ukulele – March

Ukulele Group / Strictly Ukuleles Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church Our February sessions have been based around two themes: firstly ‘Travel’, so we sang and played such favourites as Freight Train (Nancy Whisky), Morningtown Ride (The Seekers) and Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver). Our second session was largely devoted to Rock n […]

Ukulele – February

Meeting:  fortnightly Tues pm Methodist Church We kicked off the new year with a session which had a Lunar theme – songs associated with the moon – such as Blue Moon, Carolina Moon and I See the Moon, which was an old Stargazers hit from 1954…..‘Over the mountain, over the sea….’ Remember ?  In January, […]

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