The Steamin’Ukes are no more at the Dun Cow in Sunderland and have been replaced by:
The Strumbles Ukulele Group
Meetings on 2nd and 4th Monday of the month between 1pm and 3:30pm.
All abilities welcome – upstairs function room (no lift!)
Thanks to Charlie Lally for the update!
For further details see the North East and Cumbria Uke Clubs Spreadsheet
or the North East and Cumbria Uke Clubs Map
General info: Ukulele Groups, Clubs, Sessions and Classes in the North East and Cumbria
First, a NEW ukulele club starts up on May 6th – “Steamin’ Ukes” at the Dun Cow!
Plus some changes for “Hylton Ukes” (The Club Previously Known As “Ukes4U“).
- Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month starting 6th May
- 1:00pm to 3:30pm
- Upstairs music lounge – Dun Cow SR1 3HA
“Steamin’ Ukes” has been set up by Charlie Lally – a stalwart of Ukes4Fun (Newcastle) and Tune Army (Whickham). Charlie also set up “The Wild Ukes of Wanny” club when he lived in Ashington.
Charlie, who has recently moved to Seaburn, says, “Bring your ukulele and enjoy a couple of hours playing, singing and sharing expertise with like-minded folk – abilities welcome from beginner to Jake Shimabuku! Emphasis is on the enjoyment of playing the ukulele!”
Charlie has got some good publicity for the new club in the Sunderland Echo, where he says, “There’s a ukulele club which meets in Hylton Castle, but that’s an evening club. I thought it would be great to have an afternoon club for older people with some time on their hands. It’s mainly for players to spend a couple of hours sharing tips.”
Contact: Charlie Lally (spam protected): U…@h…l.com
Name change: The Ukulele Club previously known as “Ukes4U”! No changes to times, dates or venue – just a name change.
Contact details change: Alf Scott, Hylton Ukes organiser, also has a new email address (spam protected): a…@y…o.com
For more info about Hylton Ukes, see previous posts: Hyton Ukes
For information about many other clubs and sessions in the North East and Cumbria, see: j.mp/ne-ukes
The Sunderland Club, which started meeting earlier this year on Tuesdays at Hylton Castle CIU, has been so successful that Alf Scott has arranged a second session on Thursdays!
Congratulations on the rapid expansion!
Further details here: Hylton Ukes
For information about most of the other clubs and sessions in the North East, and some in Cumbria too, see: j.mp/ne-ukes
Update April 2015:
- “Hylton Ukes” is the new name for the Club Previously Known As “Ukes4U”.
Two outstanding Ukulele Players from Sunderland
Many thanks to Alf Scott for adding information about
Hylton Ukes (previously known as “Ukes4U”) – is this the first ukulele club in Sunderland!?) to the Ukulele Clubs, Sessions and Classes in the North East Spreadsheet.
Alf – your enthusiasm is infectious and it is great to know that we can now point uke-hungry Wearsiders in your direction!
“Most of people are just learning but are picking chords etc. quite easily. You don’t have to be an expert. Just come along and enjoy a bit of fun.
The ukulele is a fun instrument, it makes you feel relaxed, takes the stress off you, easy to play and when you play/sing that first song wow, did I just do that!! Meet new people.”
Time and Venue:
Every Tuesday from 7pm – 9pm
*Update Dec 2014: also Thursdays, same time, same place!
Hylton Castle Workingmens Social Club
Tyne & Wear
Age Range, Fees, etc.
- 18 and over
- Most of people are just learning but are picking chords etc. quite easily.
You don’t have to be an expert. Just come along and enjoy a bit of fun.
Email Alf Scott (Spam protected – follow link to unlock the address): a…@y…o.com
Phone: Alf Scott on 0191 5483432
Website: Not yet.
Ray Cowell, luthier and band leader with “The Ukes of Northumberland” has started a buskers night at Mickley & District Social Club.
This runs once a month immediately after the Mickley “Ukes of Northumberland” uke club.
Ray has been in touch to encourage ukers from further afield to come along and join in with the buskers session.
Mickley Buskers Night
7:30 – 10:30 (ish)
Last Wednesday every month from 26th August.
Open night, all instruments and singers welcome at whatever level.
Mickley & District Social Club – Concert Room
Tel 01661 836315
Email (not a link):
Geoff Lilley of HUG says,
“HUG is going from strength to strength and we have outgrown the church hall we have been using.
We are now meeting on Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:00 in the new venue”
The Athenaeum Club
(No tea and biccies but there is a bar and rumours of a great pint!)
Email (Spam protected – select to see address): h…@y…o.uk
Phone: Geoff on 01429 291542.
The Athenaeum Club: map and directions
Strum like George!
George Formby Technique workshops with the North East Branch of the George Formby Society
7:00 – 8:30 pm every Tuesday except for the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.
Brinkburn Community Association
South Shields Community School
Tyne & Wear
Contact Colin Bourdiec: www.ukeplayer.co.uk