Washington Ukes

2016-04-28 Biddick Inn

Washington Ukes

Wednesdays 7.00-9.00pm

The Biddick Inn
Bonemill Lane
NE38 8AJ

All ages

Fee: 50p – to cover photocopying

Website: No

Contact: Mary Evans

Email: Spam-protected link: g…@h…o.uk

Thanks to Mary for adding Washington Ukes to the Spreadsheet – see this post:

Ukulele Groups, Clubs, Sessions and Classes in the North East and Cumbria



Sunderland Ukulele Clubs News!

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“).

Steamin’ Ukes

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month starting 6th May, 1:00pm to 3:30pm in the upstairs music lounge - Dun Cow SR1 3HA  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!

  • Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month starting 6th May
  • 1:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Upstairs music lounge – Dun Cow SR1 3HA
  • Free!

“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

Hylton Ukes

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

Find other ukers! List of lists!


Some suggestions to get started connecting with other ukulele players:

Local Clubs and Sessions Lists:

There are lists of Clubs and sessions on many websites and blogs – here are just a few examples:

  1. Curt Sheller: http://www.curtsheller.com/ukulele/clubs/index.php
  2. Got A Ukulele: http://www.gotaukulele.com/p/ukulele-clubs-and-societies.html
  3. Mighty Ukulele: http://mightyukulele.co.uk/index_UkuleleClubs.htm
  4. Ukulele Hunt: http://ukulelehunt.com/2010/03/10/ukulele-clubs-and-groups/
  5. Ukes4Fun (North East and Cumbria only): https://ukes4fun.org.uk/north-east-and-cumbria-uke-sessions-classes-etc/
  6. Ukukee Map and Android App: (added to this list 6 Feb 2015):

Continue reading “Find other ukers! List of lists!”

Whickham Tune Army Ukulele Club – new venue!

Update: Tune Army disbanded on 10 Sept 2018

Tune Army Ukulele Club is now meeting in the upstairs function room in Ye Olde Lang Jack pub in Whickham:

Ye Olde Lang Jack
48-50 Front St
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne And Wear
NE16 4DT
0191 488 1567
Google map url: http://g.co/maps/7h62b

Many thanks to “Tune Army Jeff” for this update:

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the pub, it is at the traffic lights on the left if you are coming from Swalwell direction.

There are no parking facilities but you should be able to park in the council office car park (next to the Bay Horse, boo hiss!) or behind the shops. It is only a matter of yards away.

After much begging and pleading,the Manageress has kindly let us have the room for free, which is very good of her.
As usual, it will be the first monday of the month (except bank holidays) at the usual time.
For up to date information always check the Tune Army Ukulele Club website:  http://tunearmy.blogspot.com/ (Archived blog: Tune Army disbanded 10 Sept 2018)

South Shields George Formby Soc – 1st Meeting Monday July 11th 7:30 South Shields Top Club!

Two generations of George Formby fans start their own George Formby Society Branch in South Shields.

It is the 50th anniversary of his death and the formation of the official George Formby Society.

Both James Bassett aged 7 who is one of the youngest members of the George Formby Society and renowned George Formby impersonator and ukulele teacher Colin Bourdiec have the support of the official George Formby Society to start this branch where the large repertoire of George’s songs will be sung, played and remembered here in the North East.

We anticipate Formby fans coming to the region from far and wide to support this venture.

The first meeting of this new George Formby Society, which will perpetuate the legacy that is George Formby, will be held at the Top Club in South Shields on Monday the 11th July 2011 commencing at 7.30pm and will be held on the second Monday of the month.

All ukulele players and Formby fans are invited.

Colin Bourdiec

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