Category: ukulele

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Walton Library based Wakeylele Ukulele Group performed in front of an appreciative  audience at Sherwood Court, Kettlethorpe on 21st February, 2020.

The band was led by David Broadbent who entertained between songs with his humorous accounts of the stories behind the songs, lncluding the BBC banning George Formby's 'When I'm cleaning Windows'.

Highlights included Dirty Old Town, Country Roads, Feeling Groovy and Elvis classic Return to Sender.

There was a chance for the audience to join in the singing with Old Time Favourites; Roll out the Barrel,My Old Man said follow the Van, Wont you come Home Bill Bailey, Yes Sir that's my Baby and Knees up Mother Brown.

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Stan Sykes’ video of  Ukulele Lady

Twelve players from Walton Ukes teamed up with Cawthorne Ukulele for this gig in the splendid Cannon Hall Ballroom to help celebrate the Apples and Pears festival.

The Songlist was Putting on the Style (Lonnie Donegan), Shotgun (George Ezra), Somewhere over the Rainbow ( Israel Kamakawiwoʻole) , Ukulele Lady ( Vaughn De Leath ), Deadwood Stage (Doris Day), Whiskey in the Jar (The Dubliners), Grandma’s feather bed (John Denver)

The Ukes were followed by Cawthorne Brass Band.

The performance  was well received  and Cannon Hall are hoping we might appear there again at Christmas when the ballroom is decked out in all it;s seasonal finery.

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October 20th 2019

A new Festival featuring all things ukulele was held at Horbury Community Centre on 20th October. Organiser Lorraine Lane attracted seven Ukulele groups to perform throughout the afternoon, There is a beginners workshop, ukulele artwork and a mass ukulele jam to round of the day.

Walton Ukuleles and Walton based Wakeyleles performing at the festival.