Wigan Ukulele Club was formed July 2009 when a few like-minded friends met in the Railway Hotel, Wigan to enjoy playing this fabulous little instrument. It later moved to the Keeper's Inn at Gathurst and then to our present home at the Crooke Hall Inn in Crooke Village.
It has always been our aim to be an exciting and entertaining performance venue for all forms of ukulele playing and to be a showcase for local and regional ukulele talent. We are always looking for ways to share and develop our ukulele skills and musicianship.The club family has continued to grow and grow to such an extent that its 110+ membership now meets over two nights.
Paul Roberts, Chairman
Supporting our Community & Local Charities
We regularly perform to audiences in a variety of venues with all monies going to charities, local and national. We take a donation as our booking fee for performances. Our main charity is Wigan & Leigh Hospice.
Maggie Dainty, Charities Secretary
The annual subscription for 2014/15 is £40 adults / £5 for accompanied under 18’s. The club year runs from April 1st to the following 31st March.
Members can attend one of two club nights each week, Tuesday or Wednesday, at the Crooke Hall Inn.
Should the membership be oversubscribed, new applicants will be entered onto a waiting list and as a place becomes available applicants will be informed.
Dave Walton, Membership Secretary
Where We Meet
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 19:30-22:15 @ Crooke Hall Inn
Guests from fellow ukulele clubs are most welcome, beginners and competent players alike. (Club nights are popular and space can be limited so please contact Dave Walton to arrange a visit)
Upcoming Club Performances
Sunday 23rd November 1PM
The Grapes Inn, Croston
Lancashire Day & Help the Heroes
67 Town Green, PR26 9RA
Sunday 14th December 2:30PM
St John’s Pensioners’ Party
St John’s Church Hall
Hewlett Street, Coppull
Wednesday 17th December
Thursday 22nd January
Friday 23rd January 7:30PM
St Luke’s Church, Lodge Rd.
Orrell, WN5 7AT
Friday 6th February 7:30PM
St Stephen’s Church, Whelley
Heiland Rd., WN1 3UP
Friday 20th March’ 15
Hear Our Songs