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Sherwood Court Gig – the return of Wakeylele ! written by Philip Barr. A dozen members from the band’s large pool of talent returned to entertain the residents of Sherwood Court, Kettlethorpe for a matinée performance on Friday, 26th November 2021. Parking in the vicinity was tight and Peter A registered a disapproving look on…

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Band members at the Gig: Roy Bennett, Mike Hindley, Ukulele Pop, Malcolm & Beryl Haigh, Mike Sidebottom, Elsie Orr, Pippa Schofield, Mags Bennett, Stan Hollins, Lynn Swan, Maria Morris, Thelma Srivastava, Margaret Walker, Sue Taylor, Glyn Horan, Carol Davison, Phil Barr, Dave Burgess, Richard Hancock, Rob Davies and David & Broadbent. 19th November saw our…

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St George’s Hall Bradford . 25 members and friends of the Wakeylele Band travelled to St George’s Hall Bradford to enjoy the splendid Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performance on 11th November 2021. Some concert highlights, though everything was special, were Hawkwind’s ‘Silver Machine’, ‘Leaning on a Lamppost’ in the style of a Russian Balalaika…

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Book Pop und Rock Book is just £5.00 like new, ideal Xmas Gift! Seller: David Burgess . Music Stand Music Stand £5 Seller: David Burgess . Ukulele Stand Ukulele Stand £7 Seller: David Burgess . PONO MGT TENOR UKULELE This Item has been Sold Solid Mango, Good Condition, satin finish to Body. Well looked after…

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Back row l to r John Wigglesworth, Rob Davies, Mike Ingham, Roy Bennett, Elsie Orr, Sue Taylor, Mags Bennett, Maria Morris, Margaret Walker, Avril Woodroof. Front row l to r Mike Sidebottom with his Banolele, Pop Newton, Linda Sargent, Thelma Srivastava, Peter Agnew and David Broadbent. Phil Barr and David Burgess were also there for…

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The Wakeylele Band helped Newmillerdam Residents celebrate its success in the Green Flag Awards by holding a hog roast and the opening of their Labyrinth on Sunday 5th September 2021. The Wakefield Express noted “Sunday’s event would begin at 2pm. There will be refreshments, entertainment by Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band and the ukulele band, Wakeylele.”…

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Wakefield Council is hosting Festival of the Earth, a series of activities and events taking place from July to October 2021 across the Wakefield district; including an event in Walton. Heavy rain forecast on 7th August the day of Walton’s planned musical activities in Walton Colliery Nature Park forced the organiser Ali Bullivant to relocate…

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First Walton  ‘Club’ Meetings Photo David Burgess Venue For the first time in 6 months, since the outbreak of covid 19 corona virus, we were able to meet for an indoor practice on Thursday October 1st. The venue was Walton Sports and Social Club. Helen Myers negotiations with the club committee made it all possible…

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Kings Arms Meetings Meetings  Tuesday 14th July saw our first “live“ get-together for 16 weeks! In the sheltered and secluded “secret garden” of the King’s Arms (thanks Laurie!) several Gaslighter members played and sang through a few favourites from our catalogue. It proved to be so enjoyable that it left us all hoping that, from…