I knew the ukulele came from Hawaii – but I didn’t know what its name meant till this week - [C19: from Hawaiian, literally: jumping flea, from `uku flea + lele jumping]
Jo Stevenson, of Go Ukulele Crazy, brought her band of enthusiastic amateur musicians to entertain us last night. This was a fund-raiser for our Church Project – and I am thrilled to say it was a sellout- every ticket went! We began with a splendid supper, prepared by Janet G and her team.
The band played for almost two hours. Jo invited any member of the audience who played to join in – and three people did! Jo is a very animated conductor [like a jumping flea!] and all my shots were out of focus, I shall ask my mate Peter for one of his pictures [Peter’s wife Janet S is one of our deacons, and in the band. This brilliant evening was her idea] So no picture of Jo here, but one of me with new haircut and my new ‘'Pulitzer’ top
Latest Update from Janet S – over £400 raised!
Thankyou, everyone who supported this event
Update #2 - Here’s Jo, explaining the actions to one of the songs, and requesting audience participation. Thanks Peter for the photograph