Ukes defy the mud to pep up Festival 6
ORMSKIRK’S very own ukulele band wowed festival goers at the very muddy Festival No 6 in Portmeirion.
They appeared alongside such stars as Rag & Bone Man, Jarvis Cocker, Laura Mvula, Goldie, Kevin Rowland of Dexy’s Midnight Runners and many others.
Ormskirk Ukulele Band (OUB) have gone from strength to strength over the past couple of years, appearing at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, the Sergeant Pepper event at Aintree Racecourse and also, entertaining visitors at Parbulele (a weekend ukulele festival held in Parbold).
But to be invited to perform at Festival No 6 at Portmeirion was a great opportunity to showcase the band much further afield and to a much wider, diverse audience.
James Fenlon, the club chairman, said: “It was a great honour to be involved in this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the release of the Sgt. Pepper album, both at Aintree racecourse and at Festival No 6.
“George Harrison was a great ambassador for the ukulele.”
The popularity of the ukulele is currently at an all-time high and OUB are an integral part of Ormskirk Ukulele Club.
A very well supported community group for people of all ages and musical ability, it meets every Thursday at Ormskirk Rugby Club in Green Lane, Ormskirk.
The ever popular band is available for hire at charity, fete, public or private events.
To inquire about booking the Ormskirk Ukulele Band, email email@example.com.