Wednesday 24 April 2019

Gorey Ukes hit right notes as they celebrate first birthday

Community ukelele group, Gorey Ukes, celebrated its first birthday at the Loch Garman Arms after a busy first year. Together the ukelele players, of adults and children joined in the fun, with music and merriment for all to enjoy.

An organiser of the event said that 'The night was great, everybody had a really good time' and she explained the group started out quite small in March 2018, with a simple idea in mind to help out those who wanted to learn the ukelele in their locality. Since then, the popularity has gone up and up, with members of Gorey Ukes being invited to play around the county on many occasions. They have even played alongside other ukelele players from Dublin and Carlow.

Gorey Ukes has had a very successful first year, being proud of the fact that it caters for all abilities during classes. Members also enjoy playing open strumming sessions whenever an opportunity comes about and Gorey Ukes would like to thank the teachers Karen and Susan for making the fun possible. The group meet every Wednesday in the Masonic Hall, the Avenue, Gorey from 7.30 p.m and the cost to take part is €5 per session. Although classes are all full at the moment, contact Geraldine on 086 3958667 to put a name down for a beginners class. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult, all welcome.

Gorey Guardian