Sunday in the Bar (In The Garden) - Lewkulele


Sunday 31st July 2022    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bar from 2:00pm. Live music approx 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

Free entry and all welcome.

With the weather looking good for Sunday this event will be in the Club’s wonderful garden.

LEWKULELE was started by Bill Elms in 2013, following a chance encounter with a session in a Derbyshire pub. He was delighted to witness communal music-making on a small, inexpensive and simple to play instrument: the ukulele, or ‘bonsai guitar’, of Portuguese/Hawaiian origin, with just four nylon strings.

The idea was anyone, even those who considered themselves musically illiterate, could gather on Monday evenings for a strum, a sing and a glass or two. Drawing on 40 years of teaching experience, Bill cajoled the strummers into producing something musically coherent, while always prioritising fun over virtuosity.

Lewkulele grew in stature, tackling more challenging material and attracting local musicians. A performing repertoire emerged and the group began to play at fêtes and, occasionally, pubs – as well as busking – raising modest sums for charity. Performance, however has always been entirely optional.

The Con Club Music Room has proved an ideal venue, offering space adjacent to an excellent (Harveys!) bar, with a charming garden and in a wonderfully central location.