It seems an age since my ukulele looked like this:
But it was finished - and is now showing all the signs of a well used instrument.
Sporting the tenor ukulele that I made earlier this year.
Ukulele nights and practice sessions are wonderful, but there is nothing like having to lay it all on the line in a public performance.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has always been our inspiration. Here they play one of the favourites of the group:
We wanted to include this number in our concert repertoire.
And so it came to pass last weekend, that the Ukulele Orchestra of Telegraph Point, and the Village's wonderful a-cappella choir, combined forces to present an afternoon concert at the Telegraph Point Village School of Arts.
The concert lasted around an hour and a half, and was well received.
I will admit to butterflies before the event, and a sense of relief and accomplishment afterwards.
It was fun to do, success acclaimed and mistakes laughed at - family and friends can be most forgiving - thank goodness.
It is one of the strengths of any community when we support and encourage each other. People who know and respect each other are the building blocks for happiness in any society. I am glad that my home is in a living and growing society of friends, where all are valued and our differences celebrated.
I love this place.
If this kid keeps practicing, he might be as good as the Village Uke Group - ha ha.
Enjoy some more Yestyn Griffith ...