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Nige52
02-05-2012, 05:12 AM
Hi,
I was just wondering if there are any fellow uke players in my area? I have found several friendly groups that meet in pubs, but they are all a distance to drive to and not exactly local.
I'm a 12 string guitar player mainly but own 6 string guitars and 2 ukes, a Clearwater round back electro baritone, and a Hudson concert which I'm learning to play, nice to be here by the way!
Cheers
Nige

Nige52
02-05-2012, 06:57 AM
I think I have found a group of players in Wolverhampton, but as their last web entry was a year ago, maybe they're not around anymore, I'll try a few leads off the site, fingers crossed :)

Pete Beardsley
02-05-2012, 11:14 AM
There doesn't seem to be an awful lot in the Wolves area, closest I can find seems to be Bridgenorth, not sure hoe far that is from your part of Wolverhampton. There are also a couple of clubs in the Halesowen and Moseley areas. Again, not sure if these are close to you.

Personally I am caught between cities, Nottingham and Derby so I have to travel around 10 miles to a club, but for me its is both doable and worth it. I went along to Derby and they all made me very welcome so I carried on bothering them every week!

Bridgnorth Strummers & Ukulele Band
Location: Woodberry Down, Victoria Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Website: http://www.ukuleleband.co.uk

The Black Country Ukulele Players
Location: Halesowen Athletic and Cycling Club, Manor Abbey Stadium, Manor Way, Halesowen, West Midlands B62 8RW
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Country-Ukulele-Players/179909585402963?sk=wall

Moselele
Location: Patrick Kavanagh's, Woodbridge Road
Website: http://www.moselele.co.uk/

Second City Ukulele Players Association
Location: New Billesley, Brook Lane, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands B13 0AB
Website: http://www.ukulelesundays.co.uk/

Miranda G
02-12-2012, 07:55 AM
I'm from Wolverhampton way (though wish I weren't after today!) as live in Dudley but not sure I'm of sufficient musical standard to go to any groups yet. Plus my only working uke at moment is a banjulele and not sure that would go down too well either. However if you don't have any luck with the groups and ever want to join me and my one other uke playing friend in an informal get together then drop me a line.

Nige52
02-20-2012, 03:08 AM
Thanks for the information and invite, much appreciated!
I have now found a Uke club only a couple of miles from my house who meet once a month at a Bowling club. I have attended February's meet and found there were people of all ages and abilities there, from rank beginners who had just popped in, to seasoned players. I really enjoyed the evening there and everyone was very friendly and helpful, so I immediately felt at home.
My only observation was that about 70% of the folks were playing banjo ukes and were members of the George Formby Appreciation Society, and what with the banjoleles being a lot harsher and louder than wooden ukes, tended to drown out anyone within range, but you can't have everything I suppose. I personally have no interest in Formby style songs or tunes and prefer Blues or picking at normal songs, so I'm not sure if I'll attend again....I might start hankering after a banjolele, and we can't have that can we...:cool: