Ukulele group beat the weather at Downham Festival

Fenland Ukuleles group entertain at Downham Festival
Fenland Ukuleles group entertain at Downham Festival
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Members of Fenland Ukuleles (FLUKES) ventured out of their Lynn base and played at the Downham Market Festival on a cold and very windy Bank Holiday Monday.

Flukes were invited to play at the Festival following a performance they gave back in February at Lynn Town Hall for the Happy Memories group who cater for dementia sufferers. One of the Festival organising committee who was at that event contacted Flukes chairman, Iain Miller, and arranged the booking.

Iain said, “Providing the event is for a good cause and of benefit to the community we are always willing to provide our services free of charge.”

Hugh Pearce, founder member and musical director, said: “Conditions were difficult and several of us had problems with our music blowing away. But all things considered we managed to get through our scheduled pieces which the audience seemed to enjoy. We certainly did, and hope the organisers did so we can be invited back again.”

Flukes are a community-based, non-profit making, musical club who welcome beginners and experienced ukulele players over the age of 18 to provide a fun learning and performance platform for the members, although learning is the primary purpose.

They currently meet on Wednesday evenings at the Freebridge Community Centre, Providence Street, Lynn; membership is now around 30.

Anyone wishing to join Flukes should contact Iain Miller on 01945 780331.