|Facilitators:||Peter MacMillan||07858 239257|
|or:||Candice Barber||07816 403974|
|or:||Jennifer Peters||07580 010332|
|Venue & time:||Leigh Miners||10.00 - 12.30pm||1st & 3rd Thursday|
Musical Instruments Group, AKA The Rolling Bones, meet at Leigh Miners Welfare Institute, the first and third Thursday morning's, between 10.00 and 12.30.
The first half hour of the session is solely for guitar chord tuition, after which we work on material to be used for future performances by the group. After our coffee break there is an open mic spot, where members are encouraged to introduce new music, to be performed as a solo or in conjunction with the rest of the group.
There are a variety of different instruments including guitars, ukuleles, violins, recorders, keyboard, drum box and percussion.
We are a multi ability group, but everyone is welcome and the emphasis is on members enjoying performing together and making good music.
Come along and see what we get up to.
All are welcome
This is a unique update on the Musical Instruments Group, AKA The Rolling Bones, as we are currently in lockdown, along with the rest of Leigh U3A and most other organisations. This is an unprecedented situation we find ourselves in and one which we never imagined happening.
Our last meeting was held on the 5/3/2020, as we always meet on the first and third Thursday mornings of the month. Our attendance on this day was good and we continue to grow in number. We followed our usual format. The first half hour being for guitar chord tuition, after which we worked on music for our songbook, which we use for any future performances. The second half of the session, after the coffee break, we had our usual open mic spot, where some new material was introduced, which proved very popular. These songs were going to be worked through and polished up, at our next session, which unfortunately coincided with the beginning of lockdown, so they will have to be put on hold, until we reconvene.
In the meantime, members have been submitting songs, videos and information on the Musical Instruments Facebook page. There are lots of really good performances, some even writing their own songs. This has proved to be a great opportunity for keeping in touch, interacting with each other, helping to fill the time in a positive way and lifting spirits. We are a multi ability group, but everyone's talent has shone through.
When we get back to 'normal' and U3A group sessions start running again, we will start working on the material introduced at our last meeting. Hopefully we can also arrange some sort of concert, to celebrate getting through this long period of isolation.
Until then, take care, stay safe and well and remember music brightens your day.
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