Ark­low Ukulele Play­ers lead the way at fes­ti­val

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

THE Ark­low Ukulele Play­ers re­cently took part in the tenth an­nual Ukulele Hoo­ley.

Around 30 mem­bers of the group trav­elled to Dun Laoghaire where they led jam ses­sions in­volv­ing many uke play­ers in the Peo­ple’s Park. The ukulele jams take part dur­ing the Sun­day con­cert for ukulele lads and ladies to strum and sing along.

Speak­ing to the Wick­low Peo­ple, tutor Ro­nan McCauley said, ‘we’ll be play­ing ap­proach­able stuff from our reper­toire. The jam ses­sions are groups com­ing to­gether around the park be­tween acts on the stage.’

This is the fourth year that the Ark­low Ukulele Play­ers have trav­elled to the week­end-long fes­ti­val. They were joined by the Wick­low Ukulele Play­ers and other ukulele groups from across the gar­den county.

Mean­while, the Ark­low Ukulele Play­ers and the Wick­low Ukulele Play­ers are both open for new mem­bers. The Wick­low Ukulele Play­ers meet ev­ery Mon­day in the Brass Fox from 6.15 p.m. for be­gin­ners and 7.30 p.m. for other mem­bers. The Ark­low Ukulele Play­ers meet on Tues­days from 6.15 p.m. for be­gin­ners and 7.30 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ro­nan by email at [email protected]­nan.ie.

‘Our songs mostly come from re­quests. We re­cently learnt A-Ha’s Take on Me for ex­am­ple. As the group has evolved, the re­quests in­clude pop, jazz, rock and coun­try,’ Mr McCauley added.

Ark­low Ukulele Play­ers at the Ukulele Hoo­ley in Dun Laoghaire.

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