Ukulele 2

When M T   W (weekly)  T F  2.00 pm
Where Carhampton Village Hall Check the Calendar
Who Jane Lay 01984 634045
email  Ukelele2@minehead-district-u3a.org.uk  

We normally meet in Carhampton Village Hall for our weekly strum’n’sing-along.  We play a selection of music: old, new, folk, jazz, pop and more.  We also have a go at a new song or two each week. So if you’ve got a uke and enjoy strumming and singing, do please come along: a warm welcome from Jane and the group awaits!

Our group has kept on strumming all through the summer.  We had a very enjoyable performance at Watchet Summertime in August.

Our diary is filling up with bookings at residential care homes around the area.  We all get a terrific buzz when we see how much the residents welcome our visits.

We have welcomed new members, and have had great fun playing at care homes and the Memory Café in June.  The residents enthusiastically sang along, clapped and tapped to the music.

Latest Uke2 news

‘Normal’ meetings cancelled until further notice.

We have been keeping in touch by email and sharing solo performances by video or MP3 on the WhatsApp group.   We are now planning to meet up in small groups to play together outside as soon as it’s safe to do so.

This month’s competition was to suggest songs appropriate for lockdown.   It’s surprising how many our players came up with.  We also learned a new riff, from Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. Finally, we have been sharing YouTube videos of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.   If those don’t inspire you to play the uke, nothing will!  Do give them a look.   Mike Lay

Ukulele group 2 is keeping going by email and a WhatsApp group.  We tried Zoom conferencing but couldn’t play simultaneously, so we’re playing suggested songs on our own at home.   We’re also holding quizzes, and have come up with songs beginning with the letters UKULELE.   We’ve also designed a five-course song menu featuring food in the title.   We’ll keep on strumming those ukuleles.

 

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