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Reporter: Phil Barr A Handful of Songs…..Wakeylele at Sandal Methodist Church with the Sandal Singers 16th May, 2022 ‘On a warm spring evening’… members of the band arrived in the large car park adjoining the church, looking resplendent in ( mainly but not exclusively) black. Carol for instance looked classy in a pretty cerise frock…

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Reporter: Phil Barr Photographs and Videos: John Sargent, Jane Barr On The Road Again…Wakeylele at the White Rose Centre, Leeds 5th May, 2022 After a poignant musical tribute to Peter Harney by a small section of the band the day before at his funeral (which I have been told was received with heartfelt applause) the…

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Peter Harney, effervescent Wakeylele band member, passed in April 2022. Peter really enjoyed his sessions with the band, mostly on Zoom, during the lockdowns, but even through that medium his quick wit and enthusiasm shone brightly. His daughter, Nicola asked if a small group of Wakeylele members could play a couple of songs at his…

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 Easter Bash in the… Spring! (11th April,  2022)    by Phil Barr Following a productive winter season, the band were rewarded with the queen/ king of all buffets at the Spring Cafe, laid on by the team of wonderful volunteers there.    The table decorations alone were worth a visit and the choice and quality of…

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Reporter: Phil Barr Photographs and Videos: John Sargent Our first gig of the year, 4th March was at the Ridings in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Once again the gig was led by David Broadbent and organised by Mike Hindley. There was a fantastic turn out of 22 band members who put in an energetic…

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Cannon Hall 21st December . by Phil Barr Fresh from the successful winter training camp session at  King’s Croft Igloo Pavilion, thirteen battle hardened members of the band arrived at Cannon Hall  for the real deal of an outdoor performance on the shortest day of the year.  With the temperature only a tad above freezing, coats,…

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Christmas Dinner and Entertainment at the Springs, 17th December . by Phil Barr After the disappointment of being informed that the morning’s gig in the Ridings had been cancelled owing to understandable covid concerns on the part of the YAA,  the band piled in to the Springs en masse as three o’clock approached , exchanging kisses…

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King’s Croft, Pontefract – “It’s Christ – mas!”. by Phil Barr A goodly number of brave souls from our band, (including it has to be said a certain Mr Peter Joule who was  sadly omitted from the credits in the last gig)  turned up on a  slate -grey December afternoon and were directed to a…