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1 May 2010

Ukes in the pub at Penrith


Ukes in the Pub at Penrith - how uplifting!

  • Scenes from last month's Ukes in the Pub at Penrith's Aussie Arms Hotel. Pictures: JOE MURPHY
    Scenes from last month's Ukes in the Pub at Penrith's Aussie Arms Hotel. Pictures: JOE MURPHY
  • Scenes from last month's Ukes in the Pub at Penrith's Aussie Arms Hotel. Pictures: JOE MURPHY
    Scenes from last month's Ukes in the Pub at Penrith's Aussie Arms Hotel. Pictures: JOE MURPHY
  • Scenes from last month's Ukes in the Pub at Penrith's Aussie Arms Hotel. Pictures: JOE MURPHY
    Scenes from last month's Ukes in the Pub at Penrith's Aussie Arms Hotel. Pictures: JOE MURPHY
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EVEN a beginner can play the ukulele after only an hour’s practise.
So says Blue Mountains Ukulele Club member Steve Roberts, 54, who attends the club’s monthly Ukes in the Pub gathering at Penrith.
He said both ukulele first-timers and experienced players could get something out of the group.
“With three chords you can play any song with the ukulele. Most of The Beatles and AC/DC songs have three chords,” Mr Roberts, of Penrith, said.
“It has four strings and one of the largest ranges of chords. Beginners can learn a couple of chords and just after an hour they can play You are My Sunshine.”
Mr Roberts first picked up a ukulele after seeing Paul McCartney use one to play The Beatles’ hit Something.
“About two or three years ago I got into it after seeing that performance,” he said.
“I’m not a beginner any more, I’m an improver.”
Mr Roberts said the 134-member club played mainly boisterous and upbeat songs.
He encouraged interested residents to join in.
“If I can play, you can play,” he said.
The club meets at the Australian Arms Hotel, corner of High and Lawson streets, Penrith, on the first Saturday of the month.
For details call Mr Roberts on 0412 228 326 or Rob on 0425 217 316.

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