The Ukulele group continues to meet every week for a lively strumming and singing session, which normally lasts for two hours.
We have built up a varied song collection and take it in turns to choose the songs and run the sessions to ensure that we all get a chance to play our favourite tunes and songs.
Over the last year, we have played to a range of audiences, including residential homes, day centres and community clubs throughout the district.
We have a great deal of fun playing and singing and it's a bonus to be able to share some of this with other people. We have also enjoyed two meals out together and an inspiring trip to see The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at the Theatre Severn.
At present we have 22 committed members in the group but can cater for around 30 people, therefore, we currently have vacancies and would welcome enquiries from new members and offer help to anyone who wants to learn the ukulele, providing they have an instrument.
There is a charge of £1 per session which includes a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.
We have built up a wide-ranging repertoire of songs old and new(ish). We try to perform each one better every time and we have a lot of FUN. The ukulele is designed to be as easy as possible to play - absolute beginners can master their first two chords and be strumming along with the rest of us in twenty minutes. We were all beginners not so long ago.
No ability to read music is needed although it does help if you know (or, with a little prompting, can remember) the tunes of popular songs of the 20th century. You bring the ukulele, we provide the song sheets. Lots of song sheets!
You can see the group's performance at the Lord Hill Hotel in December 2014 at: