Tickhill Ukulele Group
We meet on Monday evenings at 7-8pm at Tickhill Parish Room.
Our Monday evening meetings at Tickhill Parish Room are currently suspended due to coronavirus.
However, you can join us online! We’re live every Monday evening at 7pm during term time. To join in, visit our Facebook page just before 7pm where we’ll post the details for our Zoom meeting. A;ternatively, just stay on the Facebook page until 7pm when our live stream will begin.
The group started in November 2014 and has grown rapidly. We now have up to 50 people attending.
It’s open to all ages and abilities, including complete beginners. We’re a friendly group and there’s always someone willing to show you the ropes. The aim is to get everyone playing and singing a wide variety of songs. I’ll provide the tabs and words and all the resources we use are available to download. There’s always a pot of tea too….
Don’t worry if you don’t have your own ukulele. You can borrow one of ours to start with. I’m very happy to give advice on buying your own instrument as well as tuning and maintaining it.
All the music we play is available to download here.
The cost of each session is £3 for adults and £2 for children. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Whilst the group is running online, payments can be made via BACS (get in touch for bank details) or by Paypal.
Recently we’ve been learning “You’re The One That I Want’ from Grease, Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, “When I’m 64′ by the Beatles, ‘We Are The Champions’ by Queen, ‘Everybody Needs Somebody’ from The Blues Brothers and a number of other songs, old and new. If there are songs you’d particularly like to learn, I’m always open to suggestions. We have performed at a number of events in Tickhill, including the Tour de Yorkshire, the Tickhill Gala, Tickhill 40s Day and at St. Mary’s Church as part of T-Fest.
Visit the Tickhill Ukulele Group Facebook page to catch up on our latest news.
Althorpe Ukulele & Guitar Groups
The Althorpe Ukulele and Guitar Group was set up by Patrick Hornsby in their local village hall just outside Scunthorpe. In its original form it was just a guitar group which had just eight members who met in the house of one of the founder members.
Patrick had a wider vision on it and invited me to deliver a Ukulele Group as well in the lovely William Stephenson Memorial Hall in the heart of the village.
At the time of lockdown we were averaging more than 20 Ukulele players and between eight and 10 guitarists on Friday mornings. We also hosted a number of pie and pea suppers where the group members and their families would gather for the group to play. It clearly became a bit of a lifeline for many members of the community.
The guitar group still continues in an online format during the pandemic. If you’d like to take part, please get in touch.