Welcome to Ukulele Bedford
We are a community ukulele group based (oddly enough!) around the Bedford area. We meet weekly at The Kings Arms (24 St Mary’s Street, Bedford MK42 OAS) on Wednesdays at 7.30pm, and 'play out' quite regularly. We are always delighted to see new members - so come along one evening and give it a try!
Always wanted to play an instrument? Try the ukulele! We welcome anyone, with any level of experience or expertise.
Just learning? Come on in. Been playing for years? Welcome - we'd love to benefit from your talents.
All you need is enthusiasm - we can even lend you a ukulele for the evening!
The short answer to that is "Anything the members of the group want to!". From 1930's tin-pan alley to jazz standards. From 60's novelty pop to 90's rock to last year's hits. Admittedly, when we try them we find that some things work better than others on massed ukuleles - but just trying to play the seemingly unsuitable can be great fun. And sometimes surprisingly successful.
Members old and new are always encouraged to select songs they'd like to try playing.
A New Song Book!
We are pleased to announce the release of a new song book: BrungStrum 6. Over 100 new tunes submitted by our members for inclusion, many of which have been played at our Open Mic spots. I think it's fair to say that some of these are less well known than the 'usual' uke group songs and may be unfamiliar - therefore each one has a YouTube link so you can listen to what it should/could/might not sound like when we give it a go. We will probably try to work through this a few per week and will let you know what the next week's choices from this book will be so you can do a bit of homework before the night! You can find it for download on The Music page.
As you'll have noticed, we don't update this 'News' section very regularly and neither do we update the 'News' page any more. We tend to keep in contact and provide our weekly roundups via Facebook (or Meta or whatever it is now) here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukulelebedford (for those that use it) or by email for those that don't. So if you want to know what is happening either join the FB group or send us a message and ask to be added to the mailing list.
Regular meeting: Every Wednesday at: The Kings Arms (24 St Mary’s Street, Bedford MK42 OAS)
7.30pm - 10pm.
UPDATE: Back at the pub on Wednesday 21st July 2021! Please see our Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukulelebedford.
If you are coming along, please complete the form on Facebook to let us know.