Monthly Archives: May 2015

Folk Festival

It’s been a while, so an update is well and truly needed!

The Ukulele Orchestra have had a great time over the last few weeks. A fortnight ago we performed at the Raunds Folk Festival. Firstly at the opening jam session where we outnumbered the other players by at least 2:1! Then the following night we played in the interval at the Ceilidh. That was a great night, the crowd were fantastic and we were also cheered on for an encore, a first for us, and we loved every minute of it! The dancing and cider was great too!

Then as an extra, I did a ukulele workshop for beginners. As always this was great fun, I always love watching the confidence of the participants grow. This time was no exception, it started with seven rather nervous and quiet participants, but ended with seven smiling and singing uke players – great to see people getting so much fun from the uke, and all this after just an hour of playing!

We’re now busy preparing for our next few rehearsals, we have a gig at Raunds Church on 11 July, and excitingly we will be performing at the Lemmington Spa UkeFest this year. Will be great to see what other performers are up to and see what we can learn.

Look out for us, and if you can, come and see us play and say hi!

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