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December 2016 Club Nights

Please note the following arrangements for our club nights around Christmas:

Tue 13 Dec & Tue 20 Dec – We’re at the Lewes Club, as usual. We’ll be playing our regular numbers & adding Mele Kalikimaka as our traditional Hawaiian festive number (in the 2016 Xmas Songs folder in Box). All past & present PLUC members are welcome to join us!

Tue 27 Dec Boxing Day Bank Holiday – XMAS BREAK.

We return to the Lewis Club on Tue 3 Jan 2017.

As ever, please check through the PLUC Song List to ensure you’ve printed all the songs in it. We’re often joined by fresh batches of folk in the New Year and it’s easier for sharing music if the rest of us have copies handy. Thanks.

Here’s UkeFoote playing a wintery uke & theremin version of Once Upon A December, from Anastasia:

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night

 

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Pratts Bottom Village Fete May 2016

This year saw fine weather for our annual Pratts Bottom Village Fete gig so Chris arranged for us to be outside under a gazebo, instead of indoors in the Village Hall.

The wind proved an entertaining challenge: whilst we had remembered to bring pegs to ensure our songsheets stayed in place, Bob’s music stand decided to swing round like the sail of a boat &, at times, Colin had to hold down his pages with his foot – an interesting new playing technique!

We had an excellent day. Andrew has caught some of our setting up, clearing down and the obligatory post gig drinks in the local hostelry in this set of photos:

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2016 in PLUC News & Info

 

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PLUC Club Nights – Feb & April 2016

Here are some recent photos of two of our club nights – one in Feb, taken by Marie Angell, visiting us from her Texan band The Snake Charmers, and another in April, snapped by Simon:

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Posted by on April 27, 2016 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night

 

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Sheila’s Birthday Bash 1

We were delighted to be asked to play at Sheila’s birthday party – a joint do for her fiftieth & her cousin Jenny’s fortieth – down in Horn Park, Lee. It was the first time the entire group of us has performed a public gig & went absolutely splendidly.

We played two sets of our favourite numbers – twenty songs in total. There are some videos on the way of a few of the tunes and here are a few photos of the event.

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Playing on the day were:

Back Row (L – R): Ed, Eddie, Steve, Anya, Jos, Tina, Kev, Emma & Maria

Front Row (L – R): Andrew, Rufus, Chris, Jeanette, Bob, Simon, Sheila & Colin

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2016 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night

 

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Happy 2016!

Happy New Year to all PLUC members & readers of our blog. This year’s PLUC 2016 Calendar gives a selection of alternative (moveable) chord shapes.

As usual, WordPress have produced stats for 2015 to show our most popular articles & from where we receive our visitors. You can also compare the 2014 & 2013 reports.

If you’ve received a ukulele for Christmas or just bought one, do read our New Uke For Xmas & look round our site as there are plenty of useful beginners’ tips; links to free resources & songbooks. As always, new members are very welcome to attend our group, whatever their level of playing. We’re back at the Lewis Club on Tue 5 Jan 2016.

Jeanette

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2016 in PLUC News & Info

 

Xmas Strumalong 2015

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Xmas 2014 – Colin, Simon & Rufus

PLUC’s Christmas arrangements are as follows:

  • Tue 15 Dec – Lewis Club DOWNSTAIRS (there is a function upstairs)
  • Tue 22 Dec – Lewis Club
  • Tue 29 Dec – XMAS BREAK
  • Tue 5 Jan – Lewis Club. New members welcome

All present & past PLUC members welcome. We’re sticking with our regular songbook this year, as the majority of us want a break from having to do Xmas numbers!

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2015 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night

 

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Hawaiian Summer Fair

Rosendale School Summer Festival - 4 July 2015

Rosendale School Summer Festival – 4 July 2015

On Saturday 4 July 2015 Rosendale Primary School is having a Hawaiian-themed summer fair from 1pm – 4pm. We are asking adults and children to come along and jam on their ukuleles as part of a Ukulele Busk at 3pm. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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