It never ceases to amaze me how many different places we are invited to go to entertain. Each experience is unique and so much fun to do.
We were fortunate to be invited this week to entertain at a Tea Party for an organisation called Contact the Elderly. Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month. Everyone had a great time singing along together and we were also treated to lots of goodies for our own tea party. Many thanks to Ann from Sutherland Place for her hospitality and organising such a great party. You can find out more about this organisation by clicking Contact the Elderly.
Next we were back in Forfar again, this time to entertain ladies and gents at the Deirdre Knight Day Care Centre. They definitely hold the record for being fastest on the dance floor – within 1 second of us starting the first song. Every song thereafter had dancers on the floor. We recognised a few familiar faces from one of our other gigs, namely Alice and Linda. Alice has her own particular dancing style along with a great sense of humour which added to the fun afternoon we all had.
We completed a very busy spell of gigs with a return visit to Jubilee Court Sheltered Housing in Letham, Angus. The audience and us were entertained by the antics of one member called Irene who we have met several times now. She made the best train sounds, danced the Slosh with Pat and did the Morecambe and Wise dance out of the door and back again. We also sang happy birthday to Pearl who seemed delighted. It is always lovely when a few people go out of their way to say how much they have enjoyed themselves. That is what it is all about.
12/06/18 Round Up
- Monday 3rd Sept. 2-3pm – Senior Circle – St Margaret’s Church, Forfar
- Wednesday 21st November – Evening – Inverkeilor Rural, Arbroath
- Friday 18th January 2019 – 1.00 – 2.30pm – Deirdre Knight Centre, Forfar
We practised mainly songs for the Lest We Forget Concert @ the Caird Hall on Saturday 16th June.
Playlist for Lest We Forget:
- 1 – Dee Ukes Ukulele Band
- 10 – Side by Side (Please note we will not be doing Chatanooga Choo Choo for this event)
- Wartime Medley 1 – Short Version
Playlist for Veteran’s Day @ City Square – Saturday 23rd June
- Wartime Medley 1 Version 3
- 12 – Leaning On A Lamp Post
- 5 – Rockin’ All Over the World
- 21 – Home Medley
- 11 – You Made Me Love You / Baby Face
- 16 – Bring Me Sunshine
- We’ll Meet Again / White Cliffs of Dover – We will try this one again next week as it needs further practice.
We finished off our class with a rousing rendition of Cotton Fields / Pick A Bale of Cotton.
News Flash – Dee Ukes get another mention in the Dundee Courier! Just click on the link below.
Congratulations to one of our members, Barbara, who has recently gallantly completed a 5k walk as part of Aberdeen’s Race for Life. Barbara herself manged to raise £1000 to date and her supporters, called Barbara’s Strollers have taken the total up to £4000. Well done all – such a great achievement. If anyone else would like to donate to such a worthwhile cause, you can do so by clicking this link Barbara’s Strollers.
Here are a couple of photos of Barbara’s Strollers. They all look amazing!
We at Dee Ukes are very much looking forward to Barbara joining us again in the not too distant future.