Ukulele Band – ‘Eastwood U3leles’

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Eastwood U3leles

The Ukulele Band meets from 1.00 to 3.00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in St Mary’s Church Lounge, Church Street, Eastwood.

Contact person is Judith Queripel, 01773 788 047,

The group has been so popular that there are now 29 members. New experienced members are welcome but at the moment it  is not taking on any complete beginners. However if you are interested speak to the contact Judith.

You must provide your own instrument. The best source is from Dave Mann Music, 160 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, where they are available from £30 and upwards. The teaching will be based on the book “Progressive Beginner Ukulele”, £9.99 also available from Dave Mann. The book includes CD, DVD and DVD-ROM.

Eastwood U3leles played at Underwood Flower Group, 18th Nov 2019.

The ukulele group were asked to play a selection of songs for Underwood Flower Group for their November meeting.

Eastwood U3leles play at the Memory Cafe in Plumptre Hall, Sept 10th 2019.
The ukulele group were asked to play at the memory cafe held on the first Tuesday of the month in Plumptre Hall. They played for about an hour with a selection of popular songs, some old and some more up to date, some members of the audience joined in the singing. The organisers were pleased with the way the afternoon went.


Eastwood U3leles play at Haywood House Summer Fair, 29th June 2019.

The ukulele band were asked to play 2 sessions to entertain at the Summer Fair held by Haywood House, Nottingham.

Eastwood U3leles visit to the Concert Hall, 28th November 2018.

A number of members of the Ukulele Group went to the Concert Hall , Nottingham to hear The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.It was a brilliant evening of entertainment with excellent musical talent and a sense of humour. There was a varied range of music played and also included the opportunity for the audience, who had brought their instruments, to join in 3 Christmas songs. These we had managed to practice beforehand with music downloaded from their webpage. These are great musicians and the sound they produce is quite different from that of the well known George Formby from years ago.

Eastwood U3leles at the Canal Preservation Festival
May 2018

 Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, the Erewash Canal Preservation Society held its 50thanniversary celebrations with a three-day festival event at the Langley Mill canal basin. The weather was excellent and thousands visited over the weekend and enjoyed the boats, the stalls the real ales and of course the entertainment in the marquee. Many diverse groups contributed to this and the U3leles had the afternoon spot on Saturday after a Battle of Britain flyover by a Spitfire!

The music went well and in addition to old favourites such as Sloop John B and Wild Rover, we learnt two canal songs for the occasion and also included some traditional fiddle tunes with ukulele, guitar and concertina accompaniment. We were very well received to judge from the applause and I quote from an email sent by the event organiser.

The band was enjoyed by lots of people including myself and when I looked around the marquee, it was packed with people listening to you. You had obviously worked hard to put such a good programme together and particularly to include the two boating related songs. The music with the additional instruments also sounded great. I hope your band members enjoyed being with us and performing as much as we enjoyed including them.”

I think I can safely say that we did enjoy ourselves and that it was worth all the hard work, so well done to everyone involved.  Judith Queripel


Eastwood U3leles entertain at the Horse & Groom

for Moorgreen Residents Association

Members of the Ukulele band played two sets with a selection of their songs  for Moorgreen Residents Social evening at the Horse & Groom on 30th October 2017. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all.






U3leles entertain for Christmas
The Ukulele group began a series of  Christmas concerts at the U3A  December meeting. They played a number of Christmas Carols and songs at the beginning and end of the mornings entertainment. Even though we were low in numbers we were encouraged by the members joining in the singing.

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The Ukulele group has had a busy week before Christmas. They completed their first 2 public concerts. Mid week they performed at the Eastwood Breath-easy group Christmas party. Everyone readily joined in with the singing of a range of Christmas songs and carols, ending with a very energetic rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas. The end of the week they performed for the Underwood gardeners club at their December meeting. The evening began with a demonstration to show how to make a Christmas table decoration. The gardening members joined in with a range of songs and carols we played afterwards.

Breath-easy party

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Underwood Gardening group

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