Category: Gigs

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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…

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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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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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Wakeylele’s Sherwood Court Gig A number of Gaslight Ukulele Band Members attended Walton Library based Wakeylele Ukulele Groups performce in front of an appreciative  audience at Sherwood Court, Kettlethorpe on 21st February, 2020. The band was led by David Broadbent who entertained between songs with his humorous accounts of the stories behind the songs, lncluding the…