PLUC – Ten Years On

16 Jun

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Next month is PLUC’s tenth birthday.

Founder, Simon, is doing us a blast from the past by digging out the original songbooks used for those early sessions. And to contrast with that, the current regulars have voted on their favourite & least favourite numbers of the one hundred & nine tunes we now play, so we will be announcing our latest PLUC Top Ten Tunes & slotting them in too on the night.

If you’re an ex-member who would like to attend the celebratory evening, do get in touch to learn more details & book a place.


Posted by on June 16, 2018 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night


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11 responses to “PLUC – Ten Years On

  1. Jeff Katzer

    June 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Cool milestone. Happy birthday PLUC.

  2. Peter G Webb

    June 16, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Congratulations. Just bought a uke so am getting a feel of the fun. Wish you well for the next decade.

  3. webmasterpluc

    June 16, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Kat – Thanks for that. You’re one of our longest-standing followers, since Jun 2012 when I first took over running the site! I joined PLUC in Nov 2011 & had only just started playing back then.

    Peter – Thanks a lot. Good luck with the uke, it’s a great instrument to play. If you’ve not done so already, check out ; search for playing tips using the ‘Search All PLUC’ tool & just have a general look round, as we’ve put lots of resources on here, especially for beginners.


  4. Sam (Tony) Shelbourne

    July 26, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Fraternal greetings from the People’s Republic of TUSC in Somerset. We’re celebrating our 12th anniversary next month – and we’re still singing some of the songs that you started with! Lang may your collective lums reek!

    • webmasterpluc

      July 26, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks a lot Tony.

      I didn’t join until 2011 but I’ve been told these were the numbers from you in those first few sessions:
      Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue (TUSC)
      Amarillo (TUSC)
      That’s Amore (TUSC)
      I’m A Believer (TUSC)
      You Are My Sunshine (TUSC)

      It’s nice to think your assistance helped get us started. And many congrats on your twelfth anniversary next month! Happy strumming.


      • Sam (Tony) Shelbourne

        July 26, 2018 at 6:52 pm

        We be slow to change down ‘ere in Zummerzet.

        5’2″ – we play as the first number at EVERY meet and gig
        Amarillo – occasionally gigged
        That’s Amore – only when very, very drunk
        I’m a Believer – regularly at club and gigs
        Sunshine – when a film-maker doesn’t want to pay copyright royalties!

        We’ve now got about 600 more songs now, but these still get an airing.


  5. webmasterpluc

    July 26, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    That’s brilliant. I went to a uke festival a couple of years ago where four acts in a row did Five Foot Two – they had nothing else to fall back on when the others played it, so carried on regardless with very similar sets (most also included Ain’t She Sweet & I’ll See You In My Dreams, too)! At least you have a really decent number of tunes to pick from if that ever happened to you.

    All the best.

    • Sam (Tony) Shelbourne

      July 26, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      At a uke festival “Club Showcase” last year, the other 10 clubs delivered their well-rehearsed three songs. We went up on stage with 42 bits of paper in a hat. It wasn’t a competition, of course (but we creamed it!). Variety is the spice…

  6. webmasterpluc

    July 26, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Oh, most definitely. So much more fun that thrashing out the same few tracks each time. You take care & here’s to your next twelve years – I expect you to have at least 1,500 numbers by then!

  7. Sam (Tony) Shelbourne

    July 26, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks, Jeanette. If I’m ever down Lewisham way…

    Oh, and say Hi to Rufus for me.

    • webmasterpluc

      July 27, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Cheers. Definitely do pop in in you’re round Sarf London. And I’ll pass on your greetings to Mr Yells!



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