23 February 2021
song written by Colin.
After the performance, judge Phil Doleman told a very proud Lylee…
“First of all it was not only an original song, but a really good one at that. The arrangement worked well, not only with it having a bass line, but the fact that the two ukes were doing different things. You sounded like a 'band', rather than a 'uke group'. Performance-
Part of the winning performance was captured for posterity on video. (Thanks Bob Eggington). You can hear a full version of the song recorded at the band’s practice the following day by clicking here.
Sadly, not much news to report due to the Covid-
It’s no substitute for playing in the same room at the same time, but it’s the best we can do for now.
Until these Frankenstein creations are ready, we hope you’ll enjoy a song about these strange times that Lylee has written and recorded during her self-
Hearts of Uke win the open mic competition at the Big House in the North Ukulele Variety Weekend.
Strictly observing social distancing and hygiene regulations, we gathered in Lylee’s garden this afternoon for our first practice since Covid-
(The Frankenstein creations mentioned below never quite came together and there should be no need for them now, unless the virus kicks off again. Fingers crossed!)
Another al fresco practice, with good progress on Colin’s three new songs.
A Whole Mess Of Blues, Another Spring and The Devil Made Me Do It are coming along nicely and will be ready for performance at our next gig (whenever that may be).
Don’t be fooled by the expressions of stern seriousness; our rehearsals are jolly, happy occasions with lots of laughter. Honestly.
13 February 2021
To relieve the boredom of the Covid lockdown, we thought we’d have a go at recording a song with each of us playing our parts separately and subsequently joining them together. You can hear it by clicking here.
We’re quite pleased with the result; not bad for a first attempt!
07 March 2021
We’re counting the days until we’re able to practice in Lylee’s garden again and hoping for a long period of good weather after the lockdown restrictions are eased at the end of the month. In the meantime, here are the latest isolation creations: one from the group and two from Colin. All the pieces are composed by Colin.
Written In My Heart Snowdrops Hay Fever Shuffle
30 March 2021
Relaxed Covid 19 restrictions and an upturn in the weather mean that we can meet in Lylee’s garden for a practice session today for the first time in several months. For now though, here’s what we hope will be our final isolation collaboration, Another Time.
25 June 2021
With our appearance at Cockermouth LIVE! approaching, we assembled at Lylee’s yesterday for a lengthy practice and a technical rehearsal. The challenge was to set up our equipment in less than the ten minutes that the Cockermouth LIVE! schedule allows. (We did it in six. Phew!)
16 June 2022
It’s that time again! After a lengthy spell of inactivity due to family commitments, we reconvened yesterday to prepare for our appearance at Cockermouth LIVE! on Saturday 2 July. Ring rust? No -
18 September 2022
We’ve been invited to play at Hutton-