Ukulele groups are one of the most popular social activities in the UK especially in close knit village communities with new groups being formed almost daily. The Ukulele is a very simple instrument to learn to play and perfectly good instruments are available e.g. from Amazon @ between €30 to €60.
Most schools now teach pupils to play the ukulele because it is a much more versatile instrument than recorders and is more likely to encourage players to become enthusiastic about music.
Our Ukulele Group had its first meeting on the 17th November 2016 and, meets each Friday at 1.30pm at Sol Park Tennis Club, usually for a couple of hours. By September 2017 we had twenty members and in May 2018 more than thirty- almost all starting as complete novices.
All are welcome and song lists with simple chord charts are freely available.
Our Ukulele Group entertained fellow members of Moraira-Teulada U3A with an enjoyable ‘song-along’ at the December General meeting last year (2017) and are busy practicing for another performance at the December 2018 General Meeting. Many UK Ukulele groups raise £thousands for local charities e.g the Eskdale group in N. Yorks. has raised more than £10,000 for the local Air Ambulance service.
Unfortunately, some UK Groups appear to be a little shy but this is an American group showing what it’s all about: