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Ukulele brings people together

April 21, 2013

Last Saturday at The Spring Arts and heritage Centre the Igloo Portchester Ukulele Club made their debut performance after only 6 weeks learning the instrument. Joined by members of the Hayling island club, the ukulele group opened the show for the Igloo Music Annual Showcase, and got the audience singing and clapping along immediately with folk, rock and blues numbers. A full program of Igloo Club members followed – singers, songwriters, The brand new Igloo Rock and Blues guitar group, vocal groups and The Igloo Songwriters Choir. After kicking off the show to a great start, the ukulele group joined the rest of the company in a grand finale piece ‘Four Magic Chords’ joining all the performing cast together in a medley of rock, pop, folk and contemporary songs.

Ukulele player Anne O’reilly said “We had a great time and it was wonderful to play with everyone. The concert was really very professional and a credit to everyone involved. I think it’s a fantastic service that Igloo are providing helping people to make music in Hampshire”.

The Portchester ukulele group has gone from strength to strength in its 6 short weeks – performances coming up include Fathers Day at the Mount Folly Arts & Crafts Festival in Wickham, raising money for Naomi House Children’s Hospice.

“The ukulele clubs have been fantastic for bringing people of all ages together, and introducing music to people of all ages – we’re thrilled to be opening another new club in Waltham Chase this month”, Says DiElle, Igloo Music Director. The first session is free and will be held at Waltham Chase Village Hall, 24th April, 8pm. “We hope to celebrate Father’s Day with a fantastic set from all the ukulele clubs – now the first gig is in the bag we look forward to playing some more!”

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