Ukulele Club

LRA launched its very own ukulele club on January 19th 2017 with the main aim to be a club for people to have fun, playing and/or singing-along in a friendly, relaxed group of old and new friends.

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The club still aims to be suitable for:

– First time learners and improvers,

– Experienced players and musicians,

– All ages and both sexes,

– People who want to learn an instrument,

– Those who enjoy a sing-along but don’t want to play.

Ukuleles are great fun, easy to play and relatively inexpensive.  They are also excellent for providing the backing to a good old sing-along.  This combination gives the club a strong foundation for having great fun at relaxed and sociable meetings.

The club has gone from strength to strength and is now well established and successful.  Back in January 2017, very few of the founding members had ever played the ukulele, or any other instrument.  Lessons were provided to new players to get them to a standard where they were comfortable to play and sing.

The DUKES OF LONGBARN Volunteers regularly play “gigs”, as the “D’Ukes of Longbarn”, for local good causes, e.g. care homes, and special events.  All monies raised from voluntary contributions from the gig hosts are passed on to the local charity, St Rocco’s, which was chosen by the club members to be the beneficiary.

Meetings are held regularly, normally at 7:30 pm on Thursday evenings at Padgate Village Club.  The bar is open and, of course, members can have a drink or two to keep their vocal chords oiled.

There is a nominal charge of £1 per meeting to help towards running costs.

UNFORTUNATELY ??,  the club has been so successful that, because of space constraints, new membership is restricted and a waiting list system operates.  If you are interested in joining  send an e-mail to


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