TUNE IN: Madge Little and Jan Taylor strike a pose in front of the Grafton Ukettes at the weekly meeting at Joan Muir Community Hall. Photo: Adam Hourigan
TUNE IN: Madge Little and Jan Taylor strike a pose in front of the Grafton Ukettes at the weekly meeting at Joan Muir Community Hall. Photo: Adam Hourigan

Happy group plucks at the heartstrings

WALK into the Joan Muir Community Centre on a Monday morning and you'll be faced with an army of people, head down in music, hunched over tiny ukuleles

And they'll all be smiling.

The Ukettes take over the hall space every Monday and according to group member Madge Little, the feeling is infectious.

"You can't possibly play a ukulele without smiling," said Madge.

"When we play for other people, they just love the sound and they can't help it either."

The group's number varies from week to week, but it is open to some fresh faces joining.

"It's a very easy instrument to play, which is why it's so popular," Madge said.

"And it doesn't matter if you're an excellent play or can't play at all, you can come along and join."

The smiles will be provided.



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