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A journey to the North side of my loft has turned up these 2 beauties any one have any idea on who could restore??? Or even if they are worth updating? Any ideas - plese contact Maggie Duffy - email

Exeter Ukulele Club
Exeter Ukulele club meets every Tuesday, 6.45 to 9pm, at Cafe 55 on Northernhay Street (off Queen Street near the Rougemont Thistle hotel). Think of it as a cross between an easy session and Karaoke, playing a mix of folk,country and pop classics Our policy is inclusivity, welcoming beginners and improvers. We aim to enjoy singing and playing while steadily getting better with mutual support.  No need to be scared of advanced sessions, the ukulele group is a fun way of starting to play and building technique, so come along - visit website - email


Budleigh Ukulele Strumming Club
BUSC Budleigh Ukulele Strumming Club meet weekly on Mondays 7-9pm at the Salterton Arms, 22 Chapel Street, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6LX. For more information visit Website - email


Barnstaple Ukulele Strummers BUS
Why not catch the BUS The Barnstaple Ukulele Strummers (BUS) started March 2009.
We are not officially a club, more a group of individuals who have an interest in playing the ukulele. Our Venue is The New Inn, Goodleigh, Barnstaple. Devon. We meet on the second Sunday of every month from 7.30pm.This is a FREE event and is open to all: experienced players, learners, or people who would like to pass on their ukulele skills to others. You can even come and watch. We are looking for people who like to strum the ukulele and enjoy a good sing-along. The session could be split into three:

(1) A Strum-a-long
This could be an opportunity for all to join in with some well-known tunes. It could start with some easy tunes to encourage the people who have never played before.
I've found a handful of tunes to kick us off, but I'm sure people will have suggestions of what they would like to play.

(2) Show Pieces
This could be a time to focus more on the arrangements of particular tunes to make them more interesting. Perhaps working towards performing in front of an audience some day. I have a few ideas in this area but I am open to suggestions.

(3) Open Mic
I expect some players would appreciate the opportunity to perform solo in front of a friendly audience, so we'll have an open mic time as well.
Ukuleles can be bought for as little as £10:00. This is a very cheap way to start a new hobby. We will accept banjo ukuleles, but only if they are kept under control: they can be rather loud in the wrong hands,So what are you waiting for?
Contact Colin Shaddick telephone 01271 342999 eMail

Olivia Dunn - Fiddle Player/Teache
I'm a professional, experienced and versatile fiddle player based near Plymouth. My playing/touring/recording credits include The Phil Beer Band and Mad Dog Mcrea. I'm always interested to hear about new projects. For more information telephone 07748 166943 


Peter Thornhill reflects on the South Devon Folk scene in the 1960's by Kevin Dixon - visit website

Local People Sites
If you have up-coming events, post them at www.okehamptonpeople.co.uk - for free! The site is now reaching over 30% of the area's on-line population and growing daily. There are other local people sites around Devon and beyond... use them! Richard Penny - Community Publisher - Okehampton People (Also member of Walter Shortage and the Hosepipe Banned!)

Griselda Sanderson
The Swedish Nyckelharpa is a fascinating bowed keyed fiddle not often seen in the UK. However, Griselda Sanderson has been playing the instrument for some time and has recently released an album entitled "harpaphonics' that received fantastic reviews in the national press. If you would like more information or are interested in learning the nyckelharpa please feel free to get in touch with her by eMail

A track from "harpaphonics"
You can check out some of the music at website or visit MySpace page