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Bradford Ukelele Group ‘Splinters’

I had heard from a friend who had seen them that this ukulele group might be suitable to entertain our Luncheon Club at St Andrew’s. Arrangements were made for them to come but, unfortunately, due to a heavy snowfall, we had to cancel their visit.

We decided to invite them again, through the Ladies Fellowship and open it up to all who wanted to attend an evening concert. Tickets were sold, help pledged and cakes promised, as we were assured that cake helped the musicians to perform at their best! They were such a lovely, friendly group of people and we just sensed that we were going to enjoy a really good night.
Some 50 people turned up to support, which helped to create a great atmosphere.

We were given songbooks (and percussion instruments!) so that we could join in and also make requests for our favourite songs from their list.
It was such an uplifting, joyful, fun evening with songs old and new, many bringing memories from the not-too-distant past. Everyone put aside their inhibitions and joined in, entering into the spirit of the evening – a ‘right good singalong’!

It was 2 hours of fun and music, not forgetting the more energetic ones who danced along to ‘The Locomotion’ – well done!

During the interval, we sampled home-made cakes, buns, etc (thank you, ladies!) before returning to our seats for the second half of the concert, which was as good as the first.

Judging by the laughter, singing, people’s smiles and comments, the evening went well. We had a lovely fun night, something different, and I would recommend Splinters to other churches in the circuit, whilst not ruling out a return to St Andrew’s. We will look forward to that!

Thank you to all who supported the event.


Jean B, St Andrew’s

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