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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Arklow Ukulele Players lead way at festival

Arklow Ukulele Players at the Ukulele Hooley in Dun Laoghaire
Arklow Ukulele Players at the Ukulele Hooley in Dun Laoghaire

The Arklow Ukulele Players recently took part in the tenth annual Ukulele Hooley.

Around 30 members of the group travelled to Dun Laoghaire where they led jam sessions involving many uke players in the People's Park. The ukulele jams take part during the Sunday concert for ukulele lads and ladies to strum and sing along.

Speaking to the Wicklow People, tutor Ronan McCauley said, 'we'll be playing approachable stuff from our repertoire. The jam sessions are groups coming together around the park between acts on the stage.'

This is the fourth year that the Arklow Ukulele Players have travelled to the weekend-long festival. They were joined by the Wicklow Ukulele Players and other ukulele groups from across the garden county.

Meanwhile, the Arklow Ukulele Players and the Wicklow Ukulele Players are both open for new members. The Wicklow Ukulele Players meet every Monday in the Brass Fox from 6.15 p.m. for beginners and 7.30 p.m. for other members. The Arklow Ukulele Players meet on Tuesdays from 6.15 p.m. for beginners and 7.30 p.m. For more information, contact Ronan by email at hi@ronan.ie.

'Our songs mostly come from requests. We recently learnt A-Ha's Take on Me for example. As the group has evolved, the requests include pop, jazz, rock and country,' Mr McCauley added.

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