Category: Uke Events

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Raindrops Keep Falling on (Linda’s) Head – Wakeylele make a Splash at Jubilee Gala! by Phil Barr 5th June, 2022 Following swiftly on from  ‘King’ Richard’s account of the royal treatment and mouthwatering buffet received at Wednesday’s highly praised Crofton bash it was time to display some good old British stoicism of which Her Maj…

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“There are things here to shake and rattle…..” Wakeylele at Crofton WMC 1st June, 2022 ‘Red, White and Blue was the order of the day at Crofton WMC, Wakefield, for the Darby & Joan Celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration. Elsie, resplendent in a red white and blue head scarf was the first to…

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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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 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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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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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…

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Corona Virus Update NEWS BLOG : Update    It is exactly three months to the day that “live” meetings of the Gaslighter and Wakeylele groups were suspended because of the covid 19 situation.   Thanks, however, to the resolute stewardship of Dave Burgess, both groups have managed to stay in contact and practise via the…

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Weekly On Line Uke Meeting Gaslighter Tuesday On Line evening meetings have been launched as a way of keeping the group together whilst we are all isolated and the regular Kings Arms meetings are postponed because of the Corona {Covid-19) Virus . Mike Burgess is hosting the meetings which will take place every Tuesday evening…

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Big House in the Country David Burgess recently attended ‘Big House in the Country’, 3-night residential ukulele weekend, Organised by Carlisle based World of Ukes, this was the 6th time this event has taken place 6th time. There was a great line-up of music, entertainment and inclusive workshops, with time to jam and explore the…