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  L&D u3a Ukelele Band


Making music

We will be starting from the beginning and we are very fortunate to have, as our tutor, Ian Murray , Musical Director of Duke’s of Uke in Biggar.

Our aim is to make this as informal as possible; we want members to enjoy every session and progress at their own pace. Success will be for everyone in the group to play with confidence and enjoy this wonderful instrument.


Ukulele facts

The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of a Portuguese small guitar- like instrument.

Beatle George Harrison was an avid ukulele fan and before he passed away he had collected hundreds of ukuleles.
The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong loved to play the ukulele.


Playing for Pleasure


I like playing the ukulele because it allows me to be part of a friendly team of people that welcome anyone, at any level of experience, to be part of their group. In addition to bringing a grin to each and everyone in the group, they make those that see them perform, feel happier.


Group Leader's Comments

"There's something about the ukulele that just makes you smile. It makes you let your guard down and it brings out the inner child in all of us."


Essential Information
Group Leader - Bill Toy

Deputy - Siobhan Gainford
Email - Bill Toy -

Siobhan Gainford -
When/where - 10am-12 twice a month in the Clydesdale Housing Association Hub 39 North Vennel Lanark ML117PT ( opposite the Woodpecker Restaurant).
Cost - £7 per two hour tuition session including learning materials and access to tutor's files
Requirements - Own ukulele, tuner and music stand.

Note: beginners start with Bill Toy to get a grounding in the instrument and should contact him in the first instance.

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