Thornton le Dale Ukuleles

Welcome to Thornton Le Dale Ukuleles. We are a Ukulele music group located within the village and as you will see from the photographs below, we have a wide range of ages within the group! We have been playing together since 2013, starting as few players around a kitchen table, and we now number approximatley 70 players! The group is the brainchild of John Scoble who generously gives his time to provide excellent tuition, music and leadership. As well as leading the Thornton Dale Ukuleles John provides tuition to schools and other groups. We are also indebted to David Swann (Singer Songwriter) who also provides training and shares his musical talents.


 

  • Our latest concert on 6 May 2017 at the Kirby Misperton, raised £2300 for Yorkshire Cancer Care
  • In November 2016 we held a concer at the Kirk Theatre Pickering and raised £4050 (£3050 from the concert plus a generous donation of £1000) for the MS Society and the Diabetes Society. Click here to see a video clip from the concert. 
  • Some of our players worked with Manasamitra (an Asian cultural group) and the award winning composer Shri Sriram on an exciting new musical production planned to be held at the Milton Rooms, Malton in July 2017. Click here to read the press report

 

This page tells you more about Thornton le Dale Ukuleles

We are very grateful to Ryedale Lions who have funded some Ukuleles for us to loan out to potential new starters, and allowing us to include all ages and abilities. In December 2014 Ryedale Lions recognised John Scoble's dedication by awarding John their 'Service to the Community Award'. In October 2015 John chosen as Volunteer of the year in the NYCC Community Award Scheme  which recognises volunteering in the community. On the 30 September 2015 John was interviewed by Radio York Click here to see BBC Radio York's video of John's interview.


We have great fun playing together and we perform at various venues and concerts. We are often invited to play for local organisations, retirement homes, and charity concerts.


John Scoble, David Swann and Thornton le Dale Ukuleles regularly present concerts together, in aid of various charities, Over recent years we have raised thousands of pound for charities (2016's total was in excess of £7000). 


Our sincere thanks to all those that help with the various concerts. All performers highly praise both the front-of-house and backroom staff, who do such a brilliant job in putting on these very successful events.

  • Click on the photographs below to see us at our concerts. Put your mouse on the picture and arrows will appear, to allow you to scroll through the photos.
  • Sometimes we are concentrating very hard, but, as you will see, most of the time we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves.
  • We had superb audience participation

'Singalong -a-uke -Thornton-style' - Last Monday each month 

  • Come along and join us at 6.30pm on the last Monday of the month in the Methodist Church Hall, Maltongate Thornton Dale.

                    Just £1.00 including tea/coffee 

                    Join us for an hour of singing and playing

  Absolutely no experience necessary

  Have a go at playing a Ukulele

If you would like further information, please send a message (below), send an email or call us. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for contact details

Many thanks

Thornton le Dale Ukuleles

 

 

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Thornton le Dale Ukuleles

 

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Heather Chaplin

 

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