Convenor: Brian Shorten

To contact Brian, please email marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: Brian Shorten’.

If you’ve ever wanted to play the ukulele this group is for you, whatever your skill level. Whether you are a complete beginner, or have a little experience, come and join us. You just need a ukulele and some enthusiasm, but if you don’t have a ukulele, we can lend you one for a trial and give advice on buying your own.

When and where: The group meets at Worsley Road United Reformed Church, Swinton on Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Free on-site parking is available and also in Houghton Lane. Bus services 21, 22 and 66 run from Eccles every 15 minutes. Disabled access and toilet are available.

There is a £15 charge on day one to cover room hire for all six sessions. However, if you are a newcomer the first week is free.

You are welcome to join our next group of six sessions:

  • 9th June
  • 23rd June
  • 7th July
  • 21st July
  • 4th August
  • 18th August

Or, if you prefer, join the following group:

  • 1st September 
  • 15th September
  • 29th September
  • 13th October
  • 27th October
  • 10th November

We have vacancies in both groups – please contact Brian for further information.

Our playlist currently includes:

All my Loving

Stand by me

When you’re smiling

You are my sunshine

Folsom Prison

Dirty old Town

Please contact Brian for copies of each song sheet.

You may also be interested in:

The u3a subject advice page for ukulele contains useful information and you may also wish to take a look at the website of the Ukulele Society of Great Britain.