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Ukelele players jamming at city pub
12:00pm Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
AN OXFORD pub rings out to the sound of a rather unusual instrument every other Monday night.
Oxford Ukulele are a group of about 40 enthusiasts dedicated to the mini guitar, made famous by the entertainer George Formby.
The group gather to practise at the Port Mahon pub in St Clement’s and are always on the look out for more members.
Among them is juggler and entertainer John Caudrey, 47, of Newbury, who teaches the group.
Mr Caudrey said: “We don’t perform to an audience, but a couple of weeks ago about 15 people went out busking at Carfax.
“It is only ukuleles that are involved in the session, but anybody can join in the group. We chose the Port Mahon because we were looking for a big enough venue and it had plenty of space for all of us.”
The ukulele, also known as the uku, is a member of the guitar family and has four strings.