Posted by Gary on April 12, 2016

While my guitar weeps by 8 year old on ukulele

There’s no excuses for us – it’s all about practice!



And if you want to come down to our next Thursday evening jam keep your eyes open on this blog

Posted by Gary on April 9, 2016

Flamenco style strumming by Ben Rouse

Ben Rouse is very popular on the Uke scene and has recently recorded his take on how to strum flamenco style … watch, practice and then perform!

As always your comments are appreciated and you are always welcome to come down and enjoy an evening of uke playing and singing. We always meet on a Thursday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at either The Lamplighter Pub or The Olde Red Lion – we always put a blog up a couple of days before with the playlist

Posted by Gary on April 8, 2016

Another local ukulele teacher and professional performer pays us a visit – we’re getting popular

It’s always great to welcome visitors to The NUGS and last night we were joined by local ukulele teacher and performer Sara Spade. She has been featured on BBC2 and Jools Holland’s Viva La Diva Festival.

As Sara is the second teacher to come and visit us the word must be spreading about The NUGS of Northampton – in fact we were almost packed out last night – it was a great time for ukulele strumming and singing.


She did leave leaflets promoting an event she’s organising called The Great Hikelele on the 7th May – looks like it’ll be a fun day 🙂


As always, your comments are appreciated and next week (14th April) we’ll be at The Olde Red Lion in Kislingbury

Posted by Gary on April 5, 2016

Playlist for Thursday 7th April at The Lamplighter Pub

Hi everyone,


We are at The Lamplighter Pub again this week, from 7:00 pm ish to 10:00 pm ish


This weeks songlist will contain a selection of the following songs


Big Yellow Taxi
London Calling
Friday I’m in love
Cassey O
Don’t you want me
Mad world
Irish Rover
I fought the law
Sitting on the dock of the bay


And then as usual any suggestions


Happy strumming and singing


Ian and Mick

Posted by Mick Jackson on March 30, 2016

Playlist for Thursday 31st March at the Lamplighter

Hi all,


We’re at the Lamplighter pub again this week from 7:00 pm ish to 10:00 pm ish …


The playlist for the first half is:


Leaving on a Jetplane

Best Day of my Life


Proud Mary

Love of the Common People

Octopus’s Garden

Brand New Day

Tainted Love

I Useta Lover

Shes Kinda Hot

What’s Up

500 miles


As ever – any other suggestions welcome.


See you Thursday


Ian & Mick