Since asking for people to get in touch and tell me about their Ukulele Group, I’ve had some lovely responses. It’s been great to hear that lots of groups are keeping in touch, and arranging jams on Zoom and other various Video Chat platforms. Thank you so much to everyone who has sent over descriptions of their own ukulele community.
Keith is one of those who contacted me and let me know about the Last of the Summer Ukuleles (LotSU) who have been meeting regularly and raising money for various charities over the past few years. Here is what he said:
“Established in 2014, Last of the Summer Ukuleles are, largely, a group of retirees who just love to entertain. We play ukuleles of various kinds (and vintages) with various degrees of expertise. Our gigs are full of fun – we thoroughly enjoy ourselves and this seems to connect with our audiences.
Until the dreaded virus thing messed things up, we jammed four times a month (Wednesday lunch times at four different pubs) – where basically anyone was welcome to join us regardless of expertise. So members of other uke groups regularly show up and join in the fun.
Last year (2019) we supported Houghton & Dunstable Hospice at Home Volunteers to the tune of a whopping £3583 !
When things return to normal, we’ll welcome anyone with a uke to join our jam sessions, regardless of their level of competence. Meet up dates will be displayed on our blog. The level of laughter is off the richter scale as we don’t take ourselves too seriously and there is always someone who will help out novices with advice or instruction.”
Thank you to Keith for emailing that over to me. And remember – if you’re in a ukulele group and would like to be featured on here, just get in touch by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org