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. 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.

We meet from 2:00 to 3:00 on the following days:

  • 18th November
  • 2nd December 
  • 16th December
  • 30th December
  • 13th January
  • 27th January

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.

Later in 2023 we will hold further groups of six sessions which you are welcome to join:

  • 10th February
  • 24th February
  • 10th March
  • 24th March
  • 28th April
  • 14th April
  • 12th May
  • 26th May
  • 2nd June
  • 16th June
  • 30th June
  • 14th July

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.

We have vacancies in the group – please contact Brian for further information.

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.