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.
Back to the pub!
"For those that want to, we’ll be able to return to the Kings Arms on Wednesday (21st July); and for those that prefer to join us online, we are hoping to connect you into the pub, so you can continue to play along with us in the safety of your own home. It is fair to say we’re learning the technology as we go a long, but we’ll do our best to keep everyone connected. When back at the pub, we’ll be starting at 7:30pm and playing to 10pm) with a break at around 8:30pm) so please get there early to get settled and get a drink in. If we can play outside we will (weather and neighbours permitting).
One thing that will help us enormously is if you can please sign up to let us know that you are planning on joining us in the Kings Arms, Bedford on the 21st. There is a sign up sheet accessed via the Facebook page. If you can't use that for any reason please contact us through the website. We’ll be checking in with Sean (the landlord at the Kings Arms) to make sure he can accommodate us, so signing up if you are planning on joining us in person on the 21st will help us ‘bagsie’ enough seats for everyone (i.e., if your names not on the list you may not get a seat). Also, by way of an advance Health and Safety notice – please only join us in person if you are in good health and have had both your COVID vaccinations. If you are able to take a lateral flow test before coming out – just to reassure yourself that you are COVID free – that might also be a good thing. Please do not join us in person if you have any symptoms of COVID or if you have not yet had the vaccinations. If you choose to stay at home for a while longer, we will doing our very best to connect up with you online so that everyone can continue to play along together. I know we have been using music and good humour to help us get through the lockdowns, but as we start to return to playing together in person the risk of someone picking up COVID is a real risk and one we all need to help minimise.
We REALLY look forward to seeing you all then!
Best Wishes, Trevor."
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.