Thornton le Dale Ukuleles


Welcome to Thornton Le Dale Ukuleles. We are delighted to say that we have commenced meeting again, following the Covid 19 lockdowns. During the lockdowns, we made many on line resources for you to enjoy:

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 2014,  starting as few players around a kitchen table, and we now number approximatley 60 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. 


News update ... we have now raised over £56,000 for Charity since the group was formed. 



  • Meetings have started again (with COVID precaution), and we have started performing again for our 2022 season
  • Our first major show for 2022 was at The Milton Rooms on Thursday 12 May with all proceeds going to the Children of Ukraine. 
    • It was a great success with over 200 in the audience. 
    • The total raised is in the region of £3500 and rising as money is still coming in!
    • Our thanks to all involved for their hard work and to everyone was able to attend. 
    • Sincere thanks also for the wonderful donations that we received
    • Sincere thanks to the fabulous team at the Milton Rooms who gave us every support and more ... the Milton Rooms kindly allowed us to use the venue free of charge to add to the monies going to Ukraine 

                                                Click here to see our photos from the evening 


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 and entertained several thousand people. We play to both large and small audiences.

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 have superb audience participation

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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