I'm still learning, will I be out of my depth?
No, absolutely not. Beginners are always welcome. The best way to learn is to play with other people. All the song sheets have chord diagrams, some even have hints and tips on playing techniques.
For a limited period we will be running Beginner's Sessions. Aimed at the absolute novice, or maybe you just need a refresher.
Everyone has to start somewhere. Take a look at Phil Doleman's video on Ukulele Clubs under the [Inspiration Tab]. If you don't know the chord, just stop and catch up later... that's what other people do!!
More accomplished players will generally lead the songs and you can just join in. Hopefully we'll have some solos to enjoy as well.
What about Gigs and Shows?
Ukulele groups are always a favourite entertainment at events, and often invited to perform in a variety of locations. Sometimes combining with other groups for special occasions. Over time we will develop a "Performance Song Book" of 20 popular well rehearsed songs from the main song book. We will also have a separate Christmas Song book. Although we do not accept payment, donations to the group's chosen charity The Alzheimer's Society are always gratefully received and passed on in full.
What if I don't want to play with a load of numpty beginners?
Firstly the group will generally be a mix of ages, experience and abilities. Secondly, we may be striving for supreme excellence and with the help of the group we will all improve over time. So, if you need to ask this question, the answer is "This is probably not the group for you.", but give it a go, you might be surprised. The emphasis is a bit of fun, enjoyment and then excellence (maybe).
Is there an age limit?
Not really, you can be very old and still enjoy yourself. However we all have a duty of care towards ourselves and each other. We meet in a pub, so any children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and adult humour abounds.