(Jan 2021) - Members of Uke Troupe continue to meet weekly on Zoom for around an hour and a half of fun and music making. We share well-loved songs and try to learn something new on a regular basis. It's also an opportunity to keep up to date and socialise with other ukulele players. We are all looking forward to entertaining audiences again.
(2020) - The Uke Troupe has been Zooming along nicely over the last four weeks, although not always in sync! We are so grateful to Charmian who bravely took up the challenge to host our Zoom meetings and to Lynne who agreed to lead songs for the group to play. We manage to play together by muting the sound so that only the lead player can be heard. That means that when we play no-one else can hear our mistakes which leads to greater confidence. Goodness knows what it will sound like when we do finally get together, but we won't care as it will be so good to play together again. We have not only enjoyed playing our current concert songs but have also learned new techniques thanks to Lynne and now other members of the group are also attempting to share the load. We might be locked down but creatively we're not locked up!
Ulverston Dickensian Festival 2019
The Uke Troupe has been running for just over 5 years and a second ukulele group, now called the String Chickens, formed in 2018. We had the chance to perform together again at Ulverston’s recent Dickensian Festival where the above photograph was taken. The donation we received on this occasion took the total we have jointly raised over the last 3 years for St Mary’s Hospice to £1650.
The two groups have created opportunities to play together on two occasions in a joint strum, which seems to work well, and we help each other out when more players are needed for a concert.
Total raised for St Mary's Hospice in 2018 (click to enlarge)
Contact Jean Booth for more information.
We also have a second Ukelele Group named String Chickens. Please see separate group page for information.