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London Calling: Suspension Of Social Contact

16/03/20 – Coronavirus PM Statement requires us to suspend PLUC until further notice.  26/03/20 UPDATE – PLUC is now running remote meetings for existing members only. Please contact us for the latest situation.

There may be opportunities for some online group activities & I shall post a few of the current live-streaming events that are happening within the ukulele community wordwide while people are in lockdown in the comments section below (as they are ephemeral).

Feel free to pass on any you learn about!

Take care, stay safe & well.

Jeanette

 

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December 2019 Club Nights

I hope everybody is enjoying playing along to the UK Xmas number ones that are being posted here this month! As always, the chords are linked to within each entry, along with the original & a ukulele video version plus more background info on Wikipedia.

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

Tue 10 Dec & Tue 17 Dec – We’re at the Lewis Club, as usual.

Tue 24 Dec Xmas Eve – BREAK.

Tue 31 Dec New Year’s Eve – BREAK.

We return to the Lewis Club on Tue 7 Jan 2020. New members welcome. Check out our annotated map & transport information.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2019 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night

 

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December 2018 Club Nights

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

Tue 11 Dec & Tue 18 Dec – We’re at the Lewis Club, as usual.

Tue 25 Dec Xmas Day – BREAK.

Tue 1 Jan New Year’s Day – BREAK.

We return to the Lewis Club on Tue 8 Jan 2019. New members welcome. Check out our annotated map & transport information.

At the beginning of the year we posted about Steve Phillips, who has been playing a song a day on his uke to raise money for Solar Aid, which funds providing safe lighting for people in Africa. He’s been doing really well, covering a great variety of tunes. If you’ve not yet got around to donating, it’d be great if you could spare a couple of pounds.  In return, as a thank you, at the end of the year he will send copies of all the arrangements he’s used.

Here he is playing Rock ‘n’ Roll Winter by Wizzard:

 

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PLUC Tales – News From Old Members – Ed

As folk know, two years ago PLUC stalwart Ed Green moved to the village of Old, in Northamptonshire, to be near his family. He keeps in touch with us to let us know how he’s doing. Here is his latest update. Do leave him a message in the comments if you wish to send him your greetings:

Burton Latimer Ukulele & Drum Group
BLUD at Kettfest – Ed is second from the right on the back row

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PLUC – The First Decade!

Well, this month PLUC turned ten years old. Many thanks to all our ex-members & WordPress readers who kindly sent us best wishes!

We celebrated alfresco in the Lewis Club’s garden, along with home-made cake from Gail, our long-distance commuter, who comes from Colchester whenever she’s visiting her family in Catford. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2018 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night

 

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PLUC – Ten Years On

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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.

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

 

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Pratts Bottom Village Fete May 2018

This year’s fete saw the rain start just as we started performing! But we remained largely dry under the marquee, playing two sets of twelve songs in each half, each around forty-five minutes.

PLUC at Pratts Bottom Village Fete, Sat 12 May 2018

PLUC at Pratts Bottom Village Fete, Sat 12 May 2018

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End Of An Era – Kitty Lux

In this week’s PLUC session we were all very shocked and saddened to learn the news that Kitty Lux of the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain had died. Co-founder and Director of the UOGB, she was a major force behind the Orchestra.

She had been ill for a while and thus unable to perform on stage with them for the last few years. Here’s Kitty’s rendition of the Lou Reed number Satellite of Love:

 

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It’s Paul McCartney’s 75th birthday today (or maybe not, if you subscribe to the Paul Is Dead conspiracy rumours!). Here’s Cynthia Lin with her version of Maybe I’m Amazed. If you’ve not viewed her YouTube channel yet, it’s well worth a look & includes some interesting free uke tutorials. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Pratts Bottom Village Fete May 2017

Once again we had a very enjoyable afternoon performing at the Pratts Bottom Village Fete. The rain held off & things weren’t as windy as last year!

Here are a few photos of us between sets. As always, we’re available for bookings so contact us if you’d like us to perform at your event.

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Posted by on May 29, 2017 in PLUC News & Info

 

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