Saturday, 30 December 2017

A happy new Year To all....

......and a prosperous one too (or one, two, three..)

Saw the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain last week
They are astonishingly, intimidatingly good!
Their timing is absolutely spot on, their vocals superb, and their ukulele playing reaches levels well beyond the reach of we happy-slappy string-bashers
I noted that they rarely actually strummed (except on the very fast number) but finger-picked
I will have a word with our leader to see if he will introduce  strumming ban😀

Kevin's whistle-lessons seem to be going well, and Jasmine in particular is making comparatively
gigantic finger-leaps
Jasmine has now got a job but will build the job around Wednesday nights, so she can continue with us - so well done Jasmine

We have not seen Rosie or Sandra for some time - Rosie is too busy selling 2 kg sacks of sparkly stuff on TV (£30.99 off this week only), but the last time Sandra came she entertained us with a spot of line dncing to 'Wagon Wheel' - good stuff!

Kevin has now written a song about Jasmin's cat,  lyrics by jasmine - it is good too

As you may wel know the pub is up for sale so we are looking for a new venue

Anyone knowing of such a venue plaese inform Kevin

The venue spec is simple - it must allow up to 12 Uke payers, have a bar and en-suite facilities, and be free!
Should be no problem at all!

Oh, and yes,, I almost forgot we meet again Wednesday 3rd Janury 2018

look forward to seeing you and hearing y'all, a Sandra might say

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Well, 'tis the Season of Saccharin and Sentiment when we gather all together to sing sickly songs and the exterior of  houses twinkle like beckoning Turkish brothels (so I am told)

So a Happy Xmas to all! (Note how Christ is struck out by the X - how apt!)

If you are not a Christian (and there is a 70% probability that you are not) then Season's Greetings to you - that awful phrase moves us even further away from what Christmas is about - if I receive a Season's Greeting card I am insulted and chuck it in the bin

Why am I rabbiting on like this  you may well think?

Well, our leader, Kevin has pronounced that the Burton Ukulele Group will meet on all Wednesday's leading up to Christmas, but will NOT meet on Wednesday 27 December, and normal service will resume on Wednesday 3 Jan 2018

Happy CHRISTmas to everyone and a prosperous New Year!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

28 Nov New songs for downloading

28 Nov 2017 New Songs to download

28 Nov 
From our resident song-writing team! Lyrics Jasmin, music Kevin,
Agrisollas – call me whitey

Newly formatted
On the road to Paschendaele (modified)

Monday, 20 November 2017

20 Nov 2017 New Songs

New songs 20 Nov 2017

Grandad’s Song (modified -Written By Kevin thanks )  

San Fransisco Bay Blues (contributed by Andrew – thanks!)

Monday, 13 November 2017

13 Nov 2017 Go Whistle with Kevin!!

On Wednesdy evenings, 07.30-08.00pm, Kevin will give lessons on the Penny Whistle

From 08.00pm on usual Ukulele sessions

Come on in Folks, whistle in one hand Uke in t' other

Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday, 17 July 2017

New Downloads 18 July 2017

28 july 2017

Here are two new songs to download kindly provided by Angela
the galway shawl
star of the county down

.....and here is a modified version of:
american pie G

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Welome New Members

A big welcome to Sandra and Rosie who have recently joined us
Also welcome back Andy

Thursday, 29 June 2017

11 July 2017 New Folder of Songs -'All Songs'

A new folder of sings called 'All Songs' is added today
It was becoming increasingly inconvenient to have different category songs in different folders, so all songs have been incorporated in this new file

A list of Song Titles is now available to members 'Song Titles- All Songs' so they can simply request whichever song they wish to be played and it will be projected ont the 'screen'

And remember, if you wish to add a song to the list, simply email it to

Here you can download 'All Songs'

'All Songs' folder

New Songs Downloads 29 June 17

Downloads 29 June 17

No Particular Place To Go

Penny Lane

Rockin' All Over The World

She Belongs To Me

Slippin' And Slidin'

Til There Was You

to ramona A

World Without Love