Singing, strumming orchestra bound for UCH gig

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players (the clue is in the title) come to the University Concert Hall for a gig on Friday, July 26 at 8pm.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players (the clue is in the title) come to the University Concert Hall for a gig on Friday, July 26 at 8pm.

A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is billed as a “funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies”. Phew.

Starting out as a bit of fun in 1985, the orchestra has gone on to play thousands of gigs, while collaborators include Madness, The Kaiser Chiefs and The Ministry of Sound.

See www.uch.ie for tickets and more details.