RSS

Category Archives: Uke Night

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

 

Tags: , , , ,

New Uke For Xmas (2019)

If you’ve got a new ukulele for Christmas or are considering taking up playing one, you’ll soon find there are lots of on-line resources to help you, whatever your level:

Day & Summary Day & Summary
01 –  Helmut Bickel – Fingerstyle 02 – New Uke For Xmas – Useful sources
03 – Bernadette’s 30 Day Challenge 04 – Songs & Songbooks – eg MUJ
05 – James Hill’s Ukulele Way 06 – Danno Sullivan – Play It Daily
07 – Cynthia Lin – Tutorials 08 – Phil Doleman’s Two Minute Tips
09 – Samantha Muir – Classical Uke 10 – Ten Thumbs Productions – Tutorials
11 – Richard Hefner – ezFolk Lessons 12 – Stuart Fuchs  – Tips & Tutorials
  • Have a general look around this website, as we pick out a wide selection of our favourite tools & tips, on-line uke lessons, songbooks, chords, music theory, forums, equipment & other website resources. In particular, my musings on what helped me when I first got my uke as a complete beginner may prove a useful summary if you’re totally new to playing.
  • Joining a local group is always a boost – whether you are a beginner, improver or expert player. We’re a very friendly club based in Lewisham which meets every Tuesday for free jamming sessions. Everyone is welcome & we pride ourselves from having members from all over London, Kent & Surrey. We’re back strumming in the New Year from Tue 7 Jan 2020. Contact us for more details.
  • If you aren’t near Lewisham, do check out the Mighty Ukulele for Londonwide gigs, events & UK clubs or Uke Hunt’s extensive clubs & groups listings covering  UK & Ireland; Europe; USA & Canada and Australia & New Zealand for a local group.
  • If you need advice on buying an instrument, Barry Maz has a wealth of independent reviews on Got A Ukulele as well as a schedule of uke festivals and other handy info to help get you started.

Good luck & happy strumming!

Jeanette

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

 
Leave a comment

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

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Twelve Days Of Ukemas – Day Two

If you’ve got a new ukulele for Christmas, you’ll soon find there are lots of on-line resources to help you, whatever your playing level:

Good luck & happy strumming!

Jeanette

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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:

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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 »

 
2 Comments

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

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

PLUC – Ten Years On

depositphotos_9653824_m-2015

Image from DepositPhotos

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

 
11 Comments

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

 

Tags: , , , , ,

December 2017 Club Nights

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

Tue 12 Dec & Tue 19 Dec – We’re at the Lewes Club, as usual. We’ll be sticking with playing our regular numbers but I’ve copied Mele Kalikimaka to the 2017 Xmas Songs folder in Box, as we usually play that as our traditional Hawaiian festive number during December.

Tue 26 Dec Boxing Day – XMAS BREAK.

We return to the Lewis Club on Tue 2 Jan 2018. New members welcome.

For those of you wanting a Christmas strumalong, do have a look at Cynthia Lin’s Beginner Holiday Ukulele Jam from last year – a free songbook of thirteen numbers & you can play along with the recorded webcast. Here she is with one of the numbers, All I Want For Christmas Is You: Read the rest of this entry »

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

December 2016 Club Nights

Please note the following arrangements for our club nights around Christmas: Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

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

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 
Leave a comment

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

 

Tags: , , , , ,