Next meeting – 18th May 2015

April 26, 2015 Comments off

The next meeting will be on 18th May, as 4th May is yet another bank holiday and many of us will be off doing bank holiday things (in my case watching the world snooker final).


IMPORTANT: There is a new security procedure in place whereby we all have to sign in and out individually when we arrive for the Ukearist meetings. Go to the reception desk on the ground floor (through the door opposite the stairs down to the basement) to sign in/out and pick up/return a visitor’s pass.


Hope to see you on 18th May, and in the meantime enjoy the last of the long weekends.

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Easter Monday – 6th April

March 27, 2015 Comments off

For those who were not there last time, we’ll be having a break over the Easter weekend. Next meeting is 20th April.

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Calendar updated

March 16, 2015 Comments off

I’ve updated the list of meetings for the next few months (available on the Dates page). This year we have four consecutive meetings in April and May that fall on a public holiday. Hopefully there will be enough of us not enjoying all these long weekends away to keep the meetings going throughout. We can decide on each occasion what to do and if enough people can commit to turning up for the next one, we’ll go for it.

Hope to see you all on Monday, by which time I’ll have had a week of physiotherapy and may even be able to play Bb again, which is often quite useful.

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1 minute 50 seconds

January 28, 2015 Comments off

At Monday’s Ukearist there seemed to be a small but enthusiastic core keen to redeclare their youthful intentions, and revisit the ooowaas and wop wops, and work towards that bumps a daisy riff. So if you have 1 minute and 50 seconds in the two weeks before our next meeting on 9 February, then pop over to Youtube and type in ‘ I’m not A Juvenile Delinquent Amboy Dukes’.
If you can sing along in pitch (F)….. wow!
Otherwise I’ll bring along the words again, with the pitch moved even further down from C to A

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Next meeting – 12th January 2015

January 7, 2015 1 comment

Right, with all that over-indulgent festive stuff out of the way I suppose it’s time to get back to some semblance of normality, whatever that is. I’ve confirmed arrangements for access on Monday night so hope to see many of you there for the first meeting of the year. And no, I haven’t done my homework yet…

A slightly belated Happy New Year to all and best wishes for 2015.






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Christmas Night 2014 – 15th December

December 4, 2014 Comments off

The next meeting is the last one of the year and it’s time yet again for the Christmas Ukearist. As always, please bring along

  • something to drink, alcoholic if desired but beer or wine only please
  • some nibbles to share
  • the usual Christmas Ukulele Songbook

If you don’t have a copy of the songbook, or find that you put it somewhere easily forgotten when you tidied up in January, you can get one here. It’s a PDF and should be straightforward enough to download, but please let me know if you have any problems getting hold of it.

Starting time is  7.30 as usual. Hope to see you then.


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Monday 17th – update

November 13, 2014 Comments off

I now have a set of keys to allow us in for meetings up until the festive break, so please turn up as usual on Monday. I’ll get the earlier bus so you don’t have to wait around outside for me turning up ten minutes late.

I’ve just noticed there was a mistake in the calendar for the dates up until the break, which I’ve now fixed. It should have read:

17th November

1st December

15th December

We can have the Christmas night on the 15th and the first meeting after the New Year will be on 12th January. Apologies for the error.

See you on Monday.






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