April – May Newsletter

Hi to all uke enthusiasts,

Mamma Mia what a fantastic Abba Festival in Trundle!!!!  Over 5,000 people danced in the main street of Trundle (normal population 350).  Check out the photos page and see if you can spot Val and Chris?  SUS performed around the campfire with our ukuleles on Friday night and we were a hit with fellow campers who joined in with singing and dancing…..mostly Abba songs of course!

Saturday was a successful busking morning in the street with some of the crowd joining Val and Chris for spontaneous photo shoots, including one with the local Vicar. We also performed on stage at the local RSL Club where we sang and played Fernando to a large crowd.  The atmosphere for the whole weekend was fantastic with everybody having a great time….even the local Pub ran out of draught beer.  This festival is a major fund raiser for this outback town and if you happened to see the ABC news on the weekend you would have had a glance at the town of Trundle and all the people dressed up in some sort of Abba costume.  The Saturday night concert was a huge success with the local oval filled to capacity to see “Bjourn Again” performing.  So if you want a great weekend head to Trundle in 2017.

Val and Chris are getting close to their Canada trip and looking forward to catching up with members from Canadian uke groups and joining Kymo Hussey’s workshop on Cortas Island BC. We will post photographs and let you know all about this wonderful uke trip in the July newsletter.  In the meantime happy strumming.

……..and as Abba says “Thank you for the Music….where would life be without a song in your heart.

SUS