HARROGATE'S FABULOUS UKULELE BAND
ABOUT THE GROUP
Come Along and Strum
The Harrogate Spa Town Ukes meet weekly at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings at Oatlands Mount Club, 1 Coronation Grove, Harrogate, HG2 8BU for a sociable 'strum and sing' session. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, new members and Uke players visiting the area are always welcome. So, if you fancy trying your hand on the Uke, contact us for further information and don't forget to check out our Sample Songlist.
Come Join the Band
The Harrogate Spa Town Ukes appeal to music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues and making many public appearances, the Band has earned the admiration and affection of young and old alike. Get in touch to learn more about our repertoire and availability for your function.
NEWS & EVENTS
So, welcome to 2023! As usual it's a rather slow time for the Ukes from January to March, but from April onwards things are hotting up. We start at the end of April with back to back gigs starting at the Victoria Centre in Harrogate on the 29thwhere we are supporting our old friends at St Michael's Hospice on one of their collection days – our last visit in March raised an impressive £250 so we're hoping to meet that target again.
The following day we're at Ripley Castle courtyard for a Food and Artisan market organised by Real Markets Yorkshire. Further ahead we have the following bookings:
7th May – Coronation celebrations at the Joiners Beer Garden in Hampsthwaite
8th May – another gig at the Victoria Centre supporting St Michael's Hospice
12th May – playing for the residents at Arthington Court sheltered housing in Harrogate
27th May – it's the big one! We're appearing at the Royal Hall in Harrogate as part of the 120th anniversary celebrations on the stage where the Beatles and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain have performed! A point of interest – the Beatles were paid £75 for their performance and tickets were 3/6 (17p)
14th June - .playing for the charity 'Supporting Older People'
24th June – the Harrogate Food Festival on the Stray
2nd July – back at the Victoria Centre supporting St Michael's Hospice
16th July – our regular slot at the Harrogate Summer Concert series – playing at Knaresborough Castle
23rd July – another Summer Concert at Ripon Spa Gardens
29th July – back to the Victoria Centre supporting St Michael's Hospice
6th August - another Summer Concert in Valley Gardens, Harrogate
13th August – Summer Concert at Pately Bridge recreation ground
27th August – another appearance at the Harrogate Food Festival – this time at Ripley Castle
.. and then four more gigs for St Michael's between September and December.
So it's going to be a busy summer! April is also the end of our financial year and we are delighted to report that we raised just over £4500 for charity in the year. We play for fun – but the support we are able to give to local causes is a bonus.
Out and About with the Harrogate Spa Town Ukes
Ukes out on the Town
Whether it's carols at Christmas Markets, spreading a little joy to the elderly at a number of local care homes, appearing at local Galas and Summer Fairs or staging concerts at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate's Valley Gardens and Knaresborough Castle, above all the Harrogate Spa Town Ukes love to perform. Take a look at our Sample Songlist or visit our Contact Page if you'd like to find out more.
Ukes Helping Others
The Harrogate Spa Town Ukes proudly supports a number of local charities including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service, St Michael's Hospice and the Harrogate Homeless Project. This means your donation to them for performing also goes to helping others. Visit the contact page to find out more about how to book a concert or event.
THE UKES LIVE IN ACTION
Check Them Out
The Harrogate Spa Town Ukes entertaining the 'Holiday at Home' guests at St Andrews Church, Starbeck.
UKES FOR TROOPS
Bringing a touch of vintage glamour to Harrogate's 40s Day at Valley Gardens.
The Harrogate Spa Town Ukes 'Ukulele Ladeez' following their performance at a local film club showing 'Some Like it Hot' where Marilyn Monroe plays 'Sugar Cane' the ukulele player in an all female band.
It wouldn't be Christmas without a few carols from the Harrogate Spa Town Ukes.
UKES FOR TROOPS
The Ukes appear again at the 2019 Harrogate International Festival 40s Day at Harrogate Valley Gardens. Here, Ros, Steve (our band leader, or Victor Silvester!) and Linda take a break.
UKES WHO CARE
Harrogate Spa Town Ukes entertain residents of Manor House residential home during their summer fair, on the hottest day of the year - hence the rather casual gear!
UKES WHO CARE
Harrogate Spa Town Ukes supporting the Harrogate Homeless Project.
Join us Wednesdays 7:30pm at:
Oatlands Mount Club
1 Coronation Grove