Our Ukulele group, known as the ‘Ukuleers’, meets as per below.  Anyone who can play a few chords is welcome to join us for a fun session, or indeed if you wish to just come along and sing with us !

Ministry Centre (Main Hall) Christ Church, Long Lane, Aughton
First and third Fridays of the month
  • Leader: Tony Crimlisk - 01695 421602
  • Coordinator: Val Bullen - 01695 572794

NB:  no meetings during August

Next dates4 & 18 May, 1 & 15 June, 6 & 20 July, 7 Sep


Our happy band of Ukulele players.

Almost all our members have only learned to play over the last twelve months or so.   If you already play a little please come along and join us.  If you don’t already play, you are welcome to come along anyway and to join in with singing all of the well-known and popular songs we play.  Maybe, after seeing how easy it is to get started and how quickly you can progress, you too will “get the uke bug”!  



UKULELE short course just completed

This course, which was for absolute beginners, has just completed. At the moment Tony does not have plans for another course. If, however, there is sufficient interest (about 10) from people wanting to learn to play the Ukulele, then another beginners’ short course could be arranged. To express interest and to be put on the waiting list for this, please ring Tony  on 01695 421602, or email:



Playing the Ukulele

PLAYING THE UKULELE has never  been more popular.   It all started in 1879 with immigrants from Funchal in Portugal going to Hawaii to work in the sugar plantations.  They brought with them a small 4-stringed guitar-like instrument called a ‘machete’, which the Hawaiians took to immediately – especially the Royal family.  They called it a “ukulele” – pronounced “oo-ku-lay-lay” and meaning “jumping flea” because of the dexterity of the players’ fingers.   So the instrument we know as the ‘ukulele’, far from being an ancient Hawaiian instrument as many people think, is actually less then 150 years old!

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