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The Ukulele Group was started by Greg Platt about 2 years ago. It has proved very popular and there are now two groups: one for beginners and one for more advanced players.
Jane Parsons has been the leader of the advanced group, and we were sorry to hear recently that she felt she had to give up - she has done a superb job, and her enthusiasm and humour will be much missed, not just within the group but also by those on door duty - which happens to be outside the room where they practise! Meanwhile, of course, we welcome Tony Mason taking on the role, and wish him well.
Playing the ukulele has many advantages. Music in all its forms is good for us, of that there is no doubt. With the ukulele you don't need to have any prior musical knowledge to get started. An instrument can be bought for as little as £25 and being small and light is easy to carry about, even on public transport. It is becoming increasingly popular in schools so, if you want to keep up with the grandchildren, it could be just the thing for you. And if you fancy shaking a tambourine or maracas, banging a cajon (you can look that one up) or a djembe (and that one) or showing in some other way that you ‘got rhythm’ we hope to introduce some percussion in the very near future.
Greg & Tony