The Story So Far
On that day back in 2014 six people turned up for the first session in our Village Hall. They brought soprano ukes with them, and struggled to find enough room for their fingers to play the chords. After five or six weeks most people had invested in a tenor ukulele, which offered more space for those podgy fingers! Suddenly uke playing became easier. It was a breakthrough moment, and we began to make real progress.
A further boost came when a bass player joined us in early 2015. Immediately we started to sound like a band - and we even started to keep in time!
Now we number nineteen in our pool of players. We are not all from Shroton by any means, boasting members from Shaftesbury, Blandford, Sturminster Newton, Iwerne Minster, even Salisbury! We average four concerts per month and are quite well-known in North Dorset care homes, seniors’ clubs and W.Is. We donate £500 per year to a charity of our choice. This year our chosen charity is MacMillan Nurses.
We now have a large repertoire of around 75 songs, taken by and large from the 40s, 50s and 60s eras. We enjoy performing and putting on a show. We’re not sure who likes it more: us or the audience!"
Alexanders Ragtime Band
Little Biddy Tear
Is you is or is you Aint my baby
My blue Heaven
There is a members only area which is accessed with a password so that we can each print off copies of the music sheets in our repertoire. Everyone can access a copy of our engagement diary and links to other relevant websites and resources.
If you are a member of a local Ukulele group we’d be pleased to add a link or add contact details to this site. Just get in touch with Chris Pearson.