Southport

Banjolele

Day of meetingFriday mornings
Time 10 - 12.00
VenueAmelan Hall, Arnside Road
Leader Judith Abbott
Telephone07840 828211
Click the link to email:Banjolele group leader

The banjolele, banjo ukulele, banjo uke or ukulele banjo is an instrument hybrid consisting of a banjo body (usually of the 4 string variety) with a ukulele neck.

It was used in both a novelty and professional sense most commonly in the early 1920’s and 1930’s when early theatre and travelling performers needed the convenience of a ukulele, with the volume and control of a banjo.

George Formby popularised the banjolele both in a musical and comedic way in the early 20th century. Whilst his iconic music and style is recognised, the banjolele also lends itself to many other genres of music such as folk, country and jazz.

Many ukulele players also own and play banjoleles but the volume of the instrument makes it unpopular in the ukulele groups in great numbers. Our solution to this was to start a purely banjolele group. We have grown steadily in numbers since we started in October 2018 and have had to move to larger premises.

We welcome new members including beginners. The cost is £2 per week. We will supply an instrument (subject to availability) for a trial period and advice on buying one, so don’t rush into anything. Come along and have a go!

Click the link to view the BANJOLELE PICTURE GALLERY

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