2nd and 4th Wednesday 2-4pm Winstanley Tennis Club.

 

Group Leader:-  Don Harcombe

Article published in our newsletter in July 2017

Our group began at the end of 2013, with our first meeting in January 2014. We had 16 interested people, and were lucky to have a Musical Director/Mentor in Graham Porter who had experience in playing ukulele with the Wigan Ukulele Band and was also a member of our U3A.

We have gone from strength to strength since then with our number growing to 42 and 4 on our waiting list. In Aug 2015 we played our first ‘gig’ for the Wine Appreciation Group’s Summer barbeque, which went down really well. Up to press we have played 31 ‘gig’s around local, and outside our region venues. Any money given to us for playing has been given to Wigan and Leigh Hospice and at this time that amounts to £350.

At our normal meetings we play any new songs that our M.D has given us and a choice from our repertoire of almost 400 songs. It is a really fun meeting with some of us doing solo or duet performances in the “second half”.

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