Tuesdays – 2-3:45pm – Teralba Bowling Club
After we started the Ukastle Ukestra in November 2009, we realised how much the uke was appealing to ‘retirees’, and a lot of people seemed to be from the west of Lake Macquarie. We thought a daytime Ukestra could work, and it has!
And then COVID struck, just after our 10th LakeMac birthday.
The LakeMacUkestra participants have a taste that favours the older sorta songs – Tin Pan Alley and the like. 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and we squeeze in some from a bit later than that too. Mark does try to introduce more technically challenging stuff along the way but will sometimes get told where to go.
Congenial, welcoming, innuendo – what you’d expect from a bunch of (mostly) 55/60 plus age group, none of whom one would call a shrinking violet (though shrinking violets are indeed welcome)!
We also get a lot of people from down Morisset-way who make the trek up to the northern end of the Lake.
Boats even pull up for a beer! And the sun streams in at the end of the day in winter. This shot from June 2013 shows a roll up of 20+.
And if you want to pull your boat up (or drive your car), here is a map of where it is at!)