There’s more to the ukulele than George Formby! The instrument is going through a revival just now and its lilting tones can be heard in commercials, pop songs and TV shows. Michael Portillo’s “Great Railway Journeys” is a great example, as most the background music was played on the ukulele. I hope that we can gain a lot of pleasure and pride from learning and playing fun tunes and songs (singing not compulsory), and yes, I’m sure there will be a few George Formby songs in there!
This group had it’s first meeting on February. It is aimed at beginners, though experienced players are made very welcome (if only to give the rest of us some hope!). If you have a ukulele, dust it off and bring it along. If you don’t, then a limited number of instruments will be available to use.
The group is tutored by Chris Rimmer for the first hour of each session. Chris is an experienced teacher of ukulele at primary and secondary school level. If he can get a group of ten-year olds bashing out a tune after one lesson, then there is a good chance we can do it too. After a brew, those with their own instruments can play/ practice as we see fit.
There are places now available, so please contact the Group Leader (Albert Risely) via the contacts page.
Day/Time: 4th Wednesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Ingol Methodist Church, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston, PR2 3XA
Group Leader: Albert Risely: 07729 635 313
Cost: As this is a tutored group the cost will be £3.50