Sunday, 26 April 2009

Coolest club in town

‘The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian interpretation of a small guitar-like instrument brought to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants’.

Anyway enough of that, the other key fact is it’s the coolest musical instrument of the moment. You can’t turn the tv or radio on without a haunting performance of ‘The Good the bad and Ugly’ or a unique cover of Bowie’s ‘Life On Mars’ by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, they even gigged at Glastonbury! As ever, Macc is at the epicentre of this exciting trend with a monthly Ukulele club at The Boarhound pub. These totally unintimidating (and free) learner friendly sessions, aim to provide mutual support to make music, in an atmosphere ‘of joy and potential mayhem.’ Before heading down to what sounds a brilliant night (of popular and unpopular songs 1880-2009) nip into Margin Music in Jordangate to pick up your first Ukulele for £19.99 or really show off with a Bart Simpson one for £24.99. Last Wed of month. Upstairs at the Boarhound. See listings.

Margin Music. 3 Market Place 01625 619013

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