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
Summer's now a distant memory and autumn has given way to winter, but the Ukes are still all geared up to provide some Christmas cheer with our Christmas set list and our Santa outfits – it's Christmas party time!
We're supporting the 'senior community' (no 'old people' thank you very much!) at Arthington Court on 1st December, the 'Let's sing together' dementia group in Ilkley (with 'ats) on 5th December and Supporting Older People back in Harrogate on 14th December.
16th December will see us back at the Victoria Centre in Harrogate supporting our old friends and charity partner, St Michael's Hospice on one of their collection days. In the last financial year we collected over £4500 for St Michael's.
Christmas wouldn't be the same without our appearance at the Dancing for Well Being Christmas parties in Boroughbridge on 11th December, and back in Harrogate venues on 13th, 18th and 20th December.
So that's 10 gigs over 20 days – I think the band will deserve a well earned rest over Christmas and the new year.
A nice little story. The wife of one of our newer members came to one of our Victoria Centre gigs – keeping out of the way so as not to put her husband off. She was stood behind a young family with a little girl of about 8, who was singing along and dancing to the music. Her Mum asked her what she thought of the band. She replied, 'they're very, very good, but they're all very old'.
We played at the Harrogate Royal Hall to support the celebration of the 120th anniversary of the building. The photos below show the band on stage - the same stage the Beatles played on in the late 60s and on the steps outside the hall.
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 our partner charity, St Michael's Hospice, which provides in house and outreach support in the Harrogate District.
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.