Playing at Todd in the Hole Music festival at Todd Green Stevenage

                           Ukulele V Banjo Ukulele

 Over the last few years the popularity of the ukulele, has grown very quickly and a lot of people still have a stigma about this instrument. I ask myself why ? The main reason I can think of is non ukulele players associate the ukulele with George Formby and his type of song. “When I’m cleaning windows “etc.   The same sort of stigma is also associated with Amateur radio and the Tony Hancock sketch.. “Can you hear me in Tokyo ! is always heard in both cases.

  “Yes” George Formby did play the ukulele, but he’s better known for playing the Banjo Ukulele . The Banjo Ukulele is a completely different type of instrument than the Ukulele.

The Ukulele is a small looking guitar. The Banjo Ukulele has a round base and has 4,5, 6 strings. The sound is completely different.

As a ukulele group we do not play any George Formby music or songs, but our own style of “Rock and Roll” which are all covers of the 60, 70’s era.


Leaving Malaunay in France after our first French Gig
Sandy Ukulele Group , playing at St Nicolas Church, Malaunay, France

                  Ukulele V  Banjo Ukulele

Just recently with the popularity of the ukulele, a lot of people still have a stigma about this instrument. I ask myself why ? The main reason I can think of is that they associate the ukulele with George Formby and his type of song. “When I’m cleaning windows “etc.   The same sort of stigma is also associated with Amateur radio and the Tony Hancock sketch.. “Can you hear me in Tokyo !

Can I make the point that “yes” George Formby did play the ukulele, but he’s better known for playing the Banjo Ukulele . The Banjo Ukulele is a completely different type of instrument than the Ukulele.

The Ukulele is a small looking guitar. The Banjo Ukulele has a round base and has 4,5, 6 strings.

As a ukulele group we do not play any George Formby music or songs, but our own style of “Rock and Roll” which are all covers of the 60, 70’s era.

Email : Sandyukulelegroup1@   gmail.com (Without space after @)   


Our group is made up from people who just

 like to play the ukulele and have a bit of

 a sing song on a Friday evening. The type of

 music we sing and play is mainly from

the "Rock and Roll" days.

You may like to come along for a listen

 one Friday evening, please do, your more

than welcome.

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If you are interested in our group playing

 for your organisation, and is in a resonable distance

 please get in touch. 

We do not charge a playing fee. But would be 

very grateful for a donation for a charity. 

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If your organisation wishes us to play for you, we

 do not play outside in the open as our ukulele's

are acoustic and the sound is lost in the open air.


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The Sandy Ukulele Group are now offering Ukulele lessons for beginners min age 18 years old.

                     For more information: Email :

                      SandyUkulelegroup1@  gmail.com

                             (no space after @ ) 

  Where we can be found.

We would suggest that you park your
          car in the town centre.


                                Sandy Ukulele Group hit's the headlines

  

        Our practice venue, Baptist Church Hall,  

       Bedford Road,  (roundabout)   Sandy.   

    Meet  Friday's  7pm till 9pm visitors welcome.


 Confirmed 2019  

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    Sunday 23rd June. Fen Edge Festival,

    Cottenham, Cambridge.  7.00pm

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     Saturday 29th June. March Hare, Dunton

      8.00pm till 10pm   "Rock the pub"

==========================================      Friday 5th July  7.30pm till 9.30pm

     Blunham Playing Field Association

      Blunham Playing Field, Cricket Club

      Great Barford   ==========================================

     Hitchin Town Football Club Cider and Cheese

    Festival  Friday 12th July (Time TBA)

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     Saturday 13th July, Garners Arms,

    Potton Road Biggleswade.  8.30pm

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     Saturday 20th July  "Todd in the Hole"

        Woodland Stage   5.00pm

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     Friday 26th July Leprosy Mission,

       Charity Gig Baptist Chapel Hall, Sandy

       7.00pm till 9.00pm

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     Saturday 10th August   (private Gig)

      Methodist Church, Baldock  SG7 6QB

      7.00pm  ===========================================

    Friday 30th August Quince Court, Sandy

            6.30pm    ===========================================

    Friday 18th October  Henlow Bowls Club,

     Henlow ..  Start 8.30pm 

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    Friday 25th October Handley Court

     Bunyan Road , Sandy.. 6.30pm

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    Saturday 2nd November. Potton social Club

              8.00pm till 10pm

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    Friday 15th November. British Legion

    The Orange Tree, Baldock (Private function)

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       Saturday 16th November (Reserved)

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    Friday 22nd November. John Bunyan Boat

     Crew Social . Bedford. (Private function)

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     Friday 29th November. Northgate Residential

     Home, Biggleswade   7.00pm

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     Wednesday 4th December. Sandy WI

      Sandy Con Club, Bedford Road 7.30-9.30pm

==========================================       Monday 9th December. Ivel stroke Group

      Sandy, 7.30pm  

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      Sat 14th December  March Hare, Dunton

      SG18 8RN  "Rock and Roll"   8.00pm

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      Friday 20th December Tesco's Sandy

       "Rock the Shop"

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                                  2020

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      Saturday 11th Jan Sandy Ukulele Group

      Friends and Family Bash. Henlow Stadium.

      6.30pm F&C   See member of the group.

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    WORLD UKULELE DAY 2nd FEB

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        Saturday 7th March St. Neots Bowling Club

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      Saturday 5th Sept (private Function)

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   Saturday 3rd October. "Simply Saturday"

        St.James Church, Little Paxton

        Time TBA

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     Monday 7th December Ivel Stroke Club

     Sandy Bedfordshire.

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     Potton ladies Group, Christmas Party,

      Eco, Hub, Gamlingay..Tuesday 1st December

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      Friday 18th December  (TBA).

      "Rock the Shop" 

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   Potton ladies Group, Christmas Party

     Eco Hub Stocks lane Gamlingay  7.30pm

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