Posted by Gary on December 17, 2017

The NUGs play Christmas Carols at The NGH

For the third year running, The NUGS visited 13 wards at the NGH and played a collection of well known Christmas Carols to the delight of patients, staff and visitors.

They started their day at the Market Square in Northampton town where they busked for an hour under cover of the market tents … the people of Northampton were very generous with their donations for Do It For Dementia…we hope to raise around £300!

Posted by Gary on December 16, 2017

Ukebox group from Liverpool play TEDx

It’s always great to see new talent, or find them.

Which is what happened during a recent YouTube browse for ukulele songs and groups.

Enjoy Ukebox’s original spin on some well known songs! Expect the unexpected from this eclectic group who take the ukulele to new frontiers.

This ensemble of 5 draws on the flawless tonal qualities of the Ukulele with a completely unique sound of their own. Along with some questionable oddities thrown in for good measure, the mixture of strong harmonies and strapping bass lines prove an aural and visual pleasure of original material not to be missed!

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Check out their tour dates at =>

Posted by Gary on December 13, 2017

Christmas Carols at The NGH – Sunday 17th December 2017

Hi everyone,

Please find below the schedule for our performance at the NGH this coming Sunday, 17th December.

Please meet me at the Billing Road entrance at 1:30pm where I’ll then take you up to Helen’s office to de-bunk our bags and coats. The aim is to be on the first ward by 2:00 pm and to play Christmas Carols for 20 mins per ward.

See map below for Billing Road Entrance …

If you need to contact me call or text  07500907478

All the best,

Gary F

Posted by Gary on December 12, 2017

Local Northampton Ukulele Teacher Paul Mansell Releases His First CD

Yes, local Northampton Ukulele teacher Paul Mansell has just released his first CD. Paul often suggests to his students to come along to The NUGS for reassurance about their playing skills and because he knows they’ll have fun. If you want to find out more just visit ==> today

Posted by Ian Swift on December 10, 2017

Thursday 14th December @Thomas A Beckett

Hi everyone,

There is no set song list this week but everyone is welcome to join us at The Thomas A Beckett in Northampton, this Thursday 14th December for a big sing along starting at 7:30pm.

You can download the Thomas A Beckett songbook easily by clicking here now.

All the best,


PS There is also an updated Jim’s Christmas songbook from the creator of the biggest collection of Uke songs by Jim Carey (not the actor!) ==> Check them out here ==> The NUGS songbooks