Ukes defy the mud to pep up Fes­ti­val 6

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

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 orm­skirkukul­ele­club@gmail.com.

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