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Welcome to the website for Dee Ukes who started as a Dundee U3A Ukulele Group.

Dee Ukes is for U3A members who would like to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs from a range of genre. The ukulele is a fun, increasingly popular instrument and the emphasis is on having a good time! If you are unsure about joining, you are welcome to come along and find out more about the ukulele before committing to purchasing one or indeed joining the U3A. The class started on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 and Β takes place on a weekly basis from 12 noon – 1.45pm @ the Finmill Centre, Fintry, Dundee. I am there from around 11.30am if anyone wishes to ask specific questions or Β catch up on missing lessons. Currently the class is full, but there is a waiting list if you wish your name to be added. Contact me on lizcrawf59@gmail.com.

What is the U3A?

The University of the Third Age began in France in 1972 and was adopted in the UK about 25 years ago. The term ‘third age’ means’ no longer in full-time employment’ and not a specific, numerical age. U3As are self-help groups of people who come together to share their knowledge, skills and experience in an informal situation.

Dundee U3A currently has over 300 members and offers approximately 30 classes which are run by voluntary Group Leaders. The cost to join Dundee U3A is Β£13.00 per year which includes membership of your group/s.

Check out this link to find out more about Dundee U3A.

Dee Ukes, outwith U3A, are often invited to entertain various groups such as Care Homes, Sheltered Housing Complexes, Gala Days and other interested groups. It’s great fun and a great privilege. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Just a wee note to say thankyou for your wonderful entertainment at our function in Tealing Hall last night. Your range of music was excellent and there was something for everyone. You are such a cheery, positive group and your enthusiasm is infectious. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you so much. (Tealing WRI)

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words Carol. I’m glad everyone enjoyed our entertainment. We certainly have a lot of fun and it really helps to have such a responsive audience. πŸ™‚

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  2. Hi, I live on the Isle of Skye, long tem guitar player and I’m looking to try a ukelele! Looking to purchase a good second hand one or a mid-priced new one! My partner and I will be in Dundee this weekend Sunday and Monday! Anyone selling one or’ or can advise on where I miay purchase one? Thanking you in anticipation! Liked your website:-) Cheers Hepburn

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    • Hi John, Thanks for your message. I am pleased you are considering buying a ukulele. As a guitar player I’m sure you will learn the ukulele quite easily. You can buy a ukulele from Rainbow Music, 35 Cowgate, Dundee DD1 2JF or from Kenny’s Music, 29-31 Castle Street, DD1 3AD (ground and second floor). A little outwith the town centre you can also buy one from Vintage Strings, 77 Perth Road, DD1 4HY.
      If you go to the Links/Beginners Tips tab on my website, you can get information about the various sizes of ukuleles, tuning, basic chord charts etc. Aquila strings are good quality.
      Good luck. Happy strumming! πŸ™‚

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