This group formed almost six years ago and, up to the lockdown 14 months ago, members were playing enthusiastically, introducing new songs each month.
In 2020 they held a few session on Zoom but it wasn’t a popular way of playing as a group, having to ‘mute’ while only being able to hear the leader of the group playing.
24 May 2021 was the date set for an outdoor session, the days leading up to that Monday morning had been atrocious, weather wise, more like November than May, but at 9.15am the sun was shining and the decision was taken to go ahead. The get together to be on the patio at Alan’s home, balloons were tied to the hedge at the entrance to his drive so the nine other members could easily locate the house,. So keen were the members one arrived a good 20 minutes early and another missed the drive and had to go another mile before they could turn around.
Everyone was set up and ready to go at 10.30am, Phil, the group leader admitted that he had not touched the uke since the last Zoom meeting, last September, gasps of horror could be heard from everyone, before most admitted they were as guilty of not practising.
Gradually everyone ‘warmed up’, their playing that is and the sun continued to shine. We managed to play all the songs requested, finishing just as the grey clouds arrived.
The group will start up again, Covid permitting, on Monday 13 September, 2021 at 10am at the John Godber Centre and will resume the regular meetings on 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. If you would like to come along, either to look at playing a ukulele or just to join in the singing please contact me.
To contact Vivian, the Group Co-ordinator, please use the form below:-