About Us

Got a new uke & want some help in getting started? Experienced player looking to join a group? We’re a very friendly club & welcome players of all levels – from total novices to experts! We have members from all over London, Kent & Surrey and play a wide range of music. Do come along & give us a try.

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PLUC Night – Feb 2016

Join us on Tuesdays from 8pm to 10.15pm at The Lewis Club, Lewisham Hospital, Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6LH. Bring yourself and your uke.

Contact us for more info.

PLUC pride ourselves on being an inclusive club.

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Sheila’s 50th – Apr 2016


22 responses to “About Us

  1. Jennifer Lunn

    December 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm


    We are event organisers and we run the Phenix Community Housing summer Festival day in May each year. It is a community day with food, activities, live performances and lots of fun. The event is attended by approximately 4000 people over the 5 hours and has become a real highlight of the local calendar.

    We have a bandstand which we program with various local acts ranging from street dancing, to the wonderful Cosmic Sausages. We would love it if you would like to come and play a slot for us on the day this year.

    We would look at possibly a 30 minute set if you could manage it but shorter if you’d prefer.

    Another thought is to also run a short drop in session for people wanting to have a go. We’re not sure how such a thing would be organised with ukes etc and we don’t know if this is something you do…

    Anyway – the details of the day are: Saturday May 7th, Forster Memorial Park on Whitefoot Lane in Downham. The event runs from 11.30 – 4.30.

    It would be great to hear from you.

    Jen Lunn and V John
    07808 859984

    • pluc09

      December 13, 2010 at 11:09 pm

      Hi There
      I think the gang would love to play at the event. I will run it past them tomorrow
      I can be contacted via PLUC’s email address

    • pluc09

      January 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      Dear Jen and V John
      I have spoken to the others in the uke group and we would love to play at your event.
      I am best contacted through PLUC’s email address
      Look forward to hearing back from you. We are having a uke night on Saturday at the Jolly Farmer Lewisham High Street if you fancy coming along

  2. Ben Kennor

    January 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Hi there I’m a teacher at a school in Erith, near London and our year 5 children have been learning to play the ukulele for about 8 months now. I was wondering if you knew of any groups who could come into school and play a few songs for the children and possibly play along with them.
    Many thanks.

  3. Chris B

    January 28, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Hi Ben,

    Some members of this group are very keen to do this as we believe that current education is sadly lacking in music.

    We have a performing group of 5 but work committments will probably limit us to 3.

    We could play and sing a bit. Bring some different types of ukulele-Resonators, banjo-ukes, different size etc- and end with a mass strum/singalong with something they know or can easily follow.

    You can contact me via PLUC’s email address.

    Look forward to hearing from you and setting something up.

    Chris B

  4. Ronald Young

    February 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

    i am interested in and play ukelele. I would love to join a club

  5. Ben Searle

    July 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Just a quick and daft question: How does one start a ukue group?

    • webmasterpluc

      July 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Hi Ben,

      Your question sounds like the set-up for a punchline! I’m sure one of the founders of PLUC may respond when they get a chance but here are a few thoughts from me off the top of my head.

      I think it very much depends on whether it’s just you on your own wanting to start up a group or if there are already a few of you, plus if you’re a spontaneous person or someone who prefers to plan things out more carefully!

      – See what’s already around locally first (eg there may already be a small group you can join forces with or suggest they add a second meeting a month nearer you).
      – Advertise. Mention your plans on some uke forums, put notices up in local music shops, place free on-line ads etc (& get folk to contact you if they’re interested, so you can gauge initial interest).
      – Think of a friendly pub or social club you can use as a venue for free.
      – Ask everyone who gets in touch or turns up for their ideas & support to get the group going – people are more likely to return if they feel involved.
      – Nab a few easy & popular tunes from online uke sites or songbooks & take along copies for everyone to play (but always credit your sources).
      – Understand that it may take a while to build up your group – be patient & keep working at it.
      – Keep looking around the web & local events for playing ideas and ways to promote your group.
      – Enjoy yourself!
      – See how it’s going every few months & check if things are going how you want or if you need to change your approach. For example, you may need to be flexible & have a mixed group of ukes & other instruments if there aren’t enough uke players in your area.

      Once you actually get going it will get easier, even if it’s only a couple of you meeting up each time.

      I hope that helps. Good luck!


  6. mixedupmeme

    July 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I think you just visited my humble site and heard my humble sound. Crawling back under my humble rock.

    I should have never put tags on that page. lol

    I think I may have visited your site a long time ago searching for stuff.

    I have a terrific sore throat at the time so all are spared.

  7. Mary MacGowan

    July 23, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Love this! Hey, thanks for stopping by Plucky Umbrella!
    Also, you need to hear my ukulele song: 4440, I will give you a link in a moment or two!

  8. Mary MacGowan

    July 23, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Oh, no, I can send you my 4440 ukulele song if you want – but I guess only by email (I thought I had something on Youtube but not that one.)
    You might like my tune Plucky Umbrella too! I have a video of me playing and singing it – not on uke though. But it would be awesome on uke.
    I also have a pretty cool drawing of myself playing my cigar box ukulele I’d love to share here!
    – Mary

    • webmasterpluc

      July 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      If you’ve got links to your blog, you can easily post them here. I think folk would love to see pics of the cigar box uke I spied in a couple of your videos, as it looks fun!

      Here’s Mary’s blog showing her playing her cigar box uke.

      And her Facebook page of videos.

      • Mary MacGowan

        July 24, 2012 at 4:48 am

        Thanks! However, FB doesn’t allow songs to be posted, only videos – and I do not have a video of 4440. Oh well. It is grand that you posted those links!!!!!

      • webmasterpluc

        July 24, 2012 at 8:44 am

        You can put the song on your blog by uploading it into your library & have a link to it, so folk can download it from there (just like you would with an image) OR you can make it into a video with just the audio & maybe a single picture – I’ve seen lots of people do that.

        Hope that helps. Jeanette

      • Mary MacGowan

        July 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

        two great ideas! thanks. i was thinking the same thing about making a video with a single image, hope it’s not too hard for this technologically-challenged woman!

  9. Ron

    July 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Brilliant Mary. Sound like a couple of fun songs to me. Lets hear it.

  10. John Chandler

    September 25, 2012 at 3:14 am

    What time do you meet. I will be visiting from Australia 2nd October.

  11. Tony Bird

    December 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I linked to this site for a Liebster Blog Award. Love what you all are doing here!

    • webmasterpluc

      December 20, 2012 at 12:16 am

      Hi Tony – That’s most kind of you. Thanks so much. Jeanette


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