Music Man – Happy Birthday Ukulele Song for George Welch

New members might not know George Welch, or that most of the more experienced players at Ukes4Fun sessions started off playing the ukulele because of George, as members of George Welch’s Ukulele Allstars and/or the original Misspent Uke band.

George stepped back from running midweek sessions in 2009. However, he provided support, encouragement and practical help in re-establishing a ukulele session, as “Ukes4Fun”, at The Cumberland Arms late that year and has since helped to set up other ukulele sessions in the North East.

One of the most popular pages on this site is George’s clearly written and beautifully illustrated guide for beginners, The Ukulele First Step, that he kindly donated to Ukes4Fun.

Stuck for what to give George for his birthday this year, I decided that I would write him a ukulele song.  The chords are C, F and G and I hope that you enjoy playing along to the video below.  The words and chords are shown on-screen and there is a link to download the songsheet underneath.

Download songsheet pdf: Music Man – George Welch

I am sure you will all join me in wishing George well and hoping that he is in better health soon. He is still doing some gigs locally so drop in and see him if you get the chance and want to hear some wonderful music and song!

George’s website:

Best wishes,

George Welch – South Causey LiveAcoustic – Tues 10th Aug 8:30pm

I imagine that he will mostly be playing one of those gigantic 6 string ukes that are tuned funny . . .

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Friday, August 06, 2010 
This coming Tuesday 10th August at 8.30pm


plus support


South Causey Inn, Beamish Burn Road, Stanley, Co. Durham

£5.00 at the door


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South Causey


Live Folk, Blues & Country Music every Tuesday at 8.30 p.m.

We feature some of the best local singers & musicians on our OPEN MIC NIGHTS and hold monthly CONCERT NIGHTS featuring national and international professional touring artists and bands.  If you sing or play an instrument, recite poetry or just want to join in the choruses, come along and join the fun.  

For tickets & information please call Jack Burness on 07831 425 857

Tuesday 10th August 2010
Mr George Welch – SOLO!!
Who knows what may materialise?
This, I’m told, by the great man himself, is going to be his last full solo performance at Stanley this month!