Accoustic Tuesday with Caroline & company, YouUkes Ukulele Club
Every fourth Tuesday, join Caroline and other ukulele club members to try out playing accoustically. We have a beautiful resonant space at the Unitarian Hall on Meadrow in Godalming, and we will explore songs and playing through listening and sharing, drawing on Caroline’s chamber music experience. Some songs are easy, some more complex, but there’s always some way you can contribute. You don’t need to be able to read music notation. Other instruments welcome too – Caroline ocasionally plays her violin, Ian his concertina and Pat toots her train whistle when relevant.
Youkes club – weekly sessions, jams and workshops. http://www.you-ukes.org.uk/
Accoustic Tuesday Ukulele Session
4th Tuesday of the Month. At the Unitarian hall Meadrow, 5.30 for 5.45 start. Bring your own refreshment and cup.
About Caroline’s music
Caroline is an experienced violinist, learning that instrument from the age of 8 and gaining her ABRSM Violin Grade 8 at the age of 18. She very occasionally gets paid to play. Having learned classically, and playing in the Warwickshire County Youth Orchestra, she also gained awards for chamber music playing at county level. At university Caroline played in the UCL Opera Orchestra, including for British premiere performance of The Ballad of Baby Doe, by American composer Douglas Moore.
In more recent times Caroline has learned to play by ear, exploring traditional music. A highlight was a week spent learning with the English Accoustic Collective in 2019, and with folk trio Leverett in 2021, exploring listening, sound-making and building on traditional tunes. This has all helped enormously in being able to make up parts for pop songs when playing with the YouUkes Band, an offshoot of the YouUkes community ukulele club in Godalming formed by David and Shirley Faraday. Caroline started playing the ukulele with YouUkes, also sings a bit, and is currently learning to play a small harp.