PAST Archive of gigs gone by

ARCHIVE OF our performances since April 2016 bringing musical fun to the whole community

(NB Only paper records exist of all our community activities up to 5th April 2016, but we can provide these on request)

Wednesday 6th April 2016 @2pm CARE HOME Witham Court, Fen Lane LN6 8UZ

Monday 11th April 2016  @ 1030am CARE HOME Holmleigh, Lincoln Road Navenby LN5 0LA

Wednesday 20th April 2016 @ 2:30pm CARE HOME Cheyne House Main Street North Carlton LN1 2RR

Wednesday 27th April 2016 @2:30pm Bunkers Hill CARE HOME 1 Ross Close LN2  4WQ (lyrics projection please) special requests for Elvis/  Jim Reeves / Johnny Cash numbers

Wednesday 4th May 2016 @ 2pm ELDERBERRIES St Lukes Church Hall Jasmin Road Birchwood LNCOLN

Saturday 7th May 2016 @ 2:30pm CARE HOME (indoors) Willow Court Croft Lane Cherry Willingham LN3 4JW

Sunday 8th May 2016 Dunholme Lodge Dunholme LINCOLN LN2 3QA Open Gardens fete outdoor gazebo performnces throughout the day 11am – 5pm

Friday 20th May 2016 @ 2:30pm CARE HOME Hartsholme House LN6 0ED

27th – 29th May Weekender 2016 GNUF Huddersfield Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 2016 http://northernuke.com/

Wednesday 1st June 2016 @2:30pm CARE HOME Tennyson Wharf Burton Waters LN1 2ZD

Sunday 5th June 2016 day trip Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station Stibbington Peterborough PE8 6LR www.nvr.org.uk NB this is all organised by the railway, not by LUB so best contact them or try their representative  on the LUB  facebook page for details.

Friday 10th June 2016 @ 3pm Bishop King School summer fete busking-type gig, outdoors if weather fine. Bishop King CE primary school Kingsway LINCOLN LN5 8EU 01522 880094. The BK strummers (small band of ukulele players from the school group) joined us for some of the songs and a CD of their recordings is available for just £1.

Saturday 11th June 2016 @2pm Saxilby  Church Teddy Bears parachute jump. PLUS Evening @7:30pm Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers Annual conference concert Bishop Grosseteste, singalong concert in two halves with an interval and light refreshments will be provided.

Sunday 12th June 2016 @11am – 4pm fete Queen’s 90th birthday picnic in the park Recreation Ground Heighington LN4  1QH

Tuesday 14th June 2016 @ 2:30pm CARE HOME Witham Court Fen Lane LN6 8UZ

Friday 17th June 2016 CARE HOME Hartsholme House Ashby Avenue Lincoln LN6 0ED summer fete @2:30 to play an hour’s concert during a fete which is open approximately 10-3. NB this clashes with Great British Ukulele festival (Cheltenham), so some band member may not be able to attend.

16th – 19th June 2016 Weekender Great British Ukulele festival (Cheltenham) 2016 http://www.ukulelefestival.co.uk/

1st – 3rd July 2016 Weekender Shantifest weekend workshops and performance. http://www.shanti-fest.co.uk/ LUB on the main stage on the Sunday, but hosting teaching & music workshops in the gazebo throughout the event.

Wednesday 6th July 2016 @2pm Cathedrals CARE HOME 23 Nettleham Road LN2 1RQ

Saturday 9th July 2016 @2pm Cheyne House LN1 2RR   care home Summer outdoor fete (gazebo may not be required, as there is a patio area for us to perform.

Sunday 10th July 2016 @11-5 Dunholme Lodge & RAF museum Garden fete LN2 3QA outdoor gazebo performances throughout the day. Rose garden viewing, tea & cake & craft stalls etc

Saturday 23rd July 2016 @ 1:30pm Tennyson Wharfe  CARE HOME, Burton Waters Marina, summer fete outdoors on terrace overlooking marina if fine (no gazebo needed, but feather flags on the Marina roundabout may be useful)

Saturday 30th July 2016 @ 2:30pm- 4pm Willow Court Summer Fayre (outdoor busking type gig) Willow Court, Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham LN3 4JW PLUS 8pm – 8:45pm at The Platform venue above the Engine Shed University of Lincoln LN6 7TS (private wedding party stage show with lyrics projection.)

Thursday 4th August @ 2pm St.Peter at Gowts Ladies’ fellowship (Central Lincoln)   Re= scheduled to 4th May 2017

Saturday 6th August 2016 MEMBERS REHEARSAL AND RECORDING St Matthias (Orthodox) Church Burton Road / Yarboro Road roundabout. 11am – 5pm with lunch break at 1:30 for fish and chips at Burton road chippy.

Wednesday 10th August 2016  @2:30pm CARE HOME Hartsholme House LN6 0ED

Sunday August 14th 2016 @ 9am Hartsholme Park Community Fete outdoor daytime

Thursday September 8th 2016 @ 7:30pm Saxilby W.I. Village Hall high street Saxilby LN1 2HA Projected lyrics, singalong entertainment

Thursday 15th September 2016 @ 2pm  CARE HOME gig Hartsholme House Ashby Avenue Lincoln LN6 0ED

Sunday 18th September 2016 Private Afternoon Party (Maurice Golden Wedding) Doddington Hall LN6 4RU Arrive 2pm for a 2:30 – 4pm performance. NEW SONGS to be included.

Friday 30th September 2016 – @ 2pm Tesco charity busking for about an hour meet in the foyer  Tesco Wragby Road LN2 4QQ Theme Rock the Shop – to raise funds for the Tesco chosen charities Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation.

Saturday 1st October 2016 @ 10 am Tesco charity busking hour Wragby Road LN2 4QQ PLUS  12:30 – 2pm Age UK singalong, 36 Park Street Lincoln LN1  1UQ (City Centre) wih projector lyrics.

Sunday 2nd October 2016 @ 2pm Tesco charity busking hour Tesco Wragby Road LN2 4QQ

Thursday 6th October 2016 @ 2:30pm Willow Court CARE HOME Croft Lane Cherry Willingham LN3 4JW Harvest Festival party with home made soup and bread. Projected Lyrics singalong entertainment. LN3  4JW

Thursday 13th October 2016 @ 2pm CARE HOME Cheyne House LN1 2RR

Tuesday 18th October 2016 @ 2pm Bunkers Hill Care Home LN2  4WQ Entertainments Under new management of Sanjay PLUS Sturton- by Stow WI village hall LN1 2AE evening show, 7:30 sit – down meal for 6-8 band members, Performance / show to start at 8:30 pm prompt and play for about 45 minutes. Slide show and  summer / festival songbook singalong favourites.

Wednesday 9th November @2pm Withan Court CARE HOME  North Hykeham LN6  8UZ

Tuesday 15th November 2016  Manthorpe Unit Grantham Hospital @ 2pm care home programme at 101 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31  8DG New venue On arrival Contact Chris Button Activity Co-ordinator. Park at the entrance which isn’t A&E, the door is opposite the car park, and report to reception to collect our free parking passes.

Saturday 26th November 2016 Two half – hour time slot performances roughly 2:30 and 4 pm Indoor busking Carols and happy songs (bring festival 2016 and summer 2015 books too) Christmas tree festival Branston Indoor Christmas carol gig in the church, Church Road Branston, near the Wagon pub.  Parking in church road, please car- share where possible as parking may be tight. 

Friday 2nd December 2016 11am – 12 noon Lincoln Christmas Market Open Air busking at St. Paul in the Bail ( Roman Well) corner of bailgate and Union street opposite Lion and Snake / Greggs LN1 3AP

Saturday 3rd December 2016 1pm – 2pm Lincoln Christmas Market Open Air busking at St Paul in the Bail (Roman Well) corner of bailgate and Union street opposite Lion and Snake / Greggs LN1 3AP and immediately afterwards walk down to the Queen In the West pub, West Parade for another Carol performance.

Wednesday 7th December 2016 at Alive Church Hall 22 Newland LN1 1XD evening premiere of Angela’s Ukulele Fantasia piece plus History of the Ukulele musical presentation and Christmas-themed singalong concert programme. Tickets £3 or £2 concessions on the door. Church will be open from 1pm for set – up and soundchecks with band members and to be recorded by the BBC. BAND DRESS CODE as per the booklet given out on Thursday 24th November.

Thursday 8th December 2016  afternoon The Keals W.I entertainment plus quiz

The address of the Cracroft village hall is The Boston Road, West Keal PE234BD. Projector and singalong lyrics Christmas book plus summer & festival books. No need for screen as there is a suitable wall at the venue.

Coming in from the Lincoln area I imagine you will come through Horncastle on the A 158. This takes you right through to the Partney roundabout. You turn right onto the A16.This road will take you through East Keal and down on the A16 towards Boston. The hall is on your right virtually straight after the A16/A155 junction into West Keal. There is plenty of parking in the car park of the hall itself.

WI members will be arriving 1.15 ish to eat the faith lunch around 1.30. president usually says a few words beforehand as she would at our normal meetings. You are very welcome to join in with the lunch, there is always plenty of food available!

  • We will be playing after the lunch, around 2.30/2.45 ish, PLEASE LET ESTHER KNOW by 1ST DECEMBER BY EMAIL IF YOU’D LIKE A LUNCH THERE OR IF YOU ARE JUST COMING FOR THE CONCERT AS IT IS A LONG WAY TO TRAVEL AND I NEED TO LET THE HOSTS KNOW NUMBERS. ***********************************

Saturday 10th December 2016  Welton Methodist Church Hall LN2  3JH (just up the road from the chippy) Christmas themed concert programme same as Alive programme with singalong projected lyrics for the audience. On – street parking down the road, 50 metres walk. Set – up from 7pm, concert starts 7:30 pm. Light refreshments in the interval DRESS CODE as per the Alive Concert.

Monday 12th December 2016  Hartsholme House care home gig @ 2:30pm LN6 0ED

Thursday 15th December 2016  @7pm Labour Club 32 Newland LN1 1XG Christmas party. Party piece performances, singalongs,  buffet, raffle, silly games , traditional quiz and Christmassy niceness etc. tickets £5 each from Gill or Will

Friday 16th December 2016 @2pm Moorside Court LN6 9XA Care home gig with slideshow on wall (no screen needed) New venue we haven’t been here before, it was a last minute request.

Saturday 17th December 2016 daytime 1100 – 4 ish (stay as long as you like, if you need to leave earlier, that’s ok.) buffet lunch provided Lizzy Anne Fabrics 2 Paxton Court NEWARK NG24 1DH outdoor busk outside the shop Christmas-themed songs, but bring your other books and party – piece solos if you wish for a bit of variety. If you need to ask for directions, it is right opposite the New Post Office, near Morrisons.

Tuesday 20th December 2016 @ 2.30 pm Witham Court care home, Fen Lane, North Hykeham LN6 8UZ Christmas carol singalong with Christmas slide show

Wednesday 21st December 2016 evening Sturton-By-Stow Village Hall, LN1 2AE History Society social evening. Seated Christmas singalong with projector lyrics and fun quiz. Set up from 6:45 pm start playing 7.30pm

2017 Archive

Thursday January 5th 2017 @ 7pm Tesco Community room, AGM

Friday January 6th 2017  @ 10am Broomhill  Sheltered housing / elderly community centre (Care Home style Singalong) with projector and screen Birchwood LN6 0QE

Tuesday 10th January 2017 @ 2pm Moorside Court North Hykeham LN6 9SA

Wednesday 25th January 2017 @ 2:30pm Cheyne House CARE HOME Main Street North Carlton LN1 2RR (resident’s birthday last week)

Wednesday 1st February 2017 @ 1:30 pm set – up, start playing around 1:45. Car parking permits from Chris Button in reception (opposite A&E) Manthorpe Unit Grantham Hospital singalong projector & SCREEN. Organiser / activity co-ordinator Chris Button Manthorpe Centre 101 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31 8DG

Thursday 2nd February 2017 @ 2pm Washingborough W.I. Community centre Fen Road Washingborough LN4 1AB Bring Jerusalem

Wednesday 8th February 2017 @ 2:30 pm Neale Court CARE HOME Neale Road North Hykeham LN6 9UA

Monday 13th February 2017 @ 2pm Grove care home 14 Church Road Skellingthorpe LN6 5UW (bring screen)

 Wednesday 22nd February 2017 @2pm North Hykeham Methodist Church hall, Chapel Lane,  LN6 9QZ North Hykeham Blind Club daytime singalong concert.

TUESDAY 28th February 2017 @ 2:30pm Eccleshare Court Care Home 1-39 Ashby Avenue Hartsholme LINCOLN LN6  0ED (projector but not screen, there is a large plain wall)

Wednesday 15th March 2017 @ 2:30pm Hartsholme House CARE HOME gig Birchwood LINCOLN LN6 0ED

Saturday 18th March 2017 @4pm  One hour indoor seated Afternoon entertainment Beer Festival Community Centre Lincoln Road Skellingthorpe LN6 5UT

Saturday 25th March 2017 @ 2:30pm Willow court CARE HOME (bring projector) Croft Lane  Cherry Willingham LN3  4JW

Saturday 22nd April 2017 @ 7:30pm The ARK All Saints Church Moor Lane  North Hykeham LN6 9RN Seated singalong for dementia awareness. NB we are one of at least half a dozen acts on the bill so this will be a short performance.

Sunday 23rd April 2017 All day Lincoln Ukulele festival, Bishop Grosseteste see separate festival page on this website

Tuesday 25th April 2017 @ 3pm CARE HOME Singalong Brantly Manor Brant Road LN5 8RX No slideshow required.

Saturday 29th April 2017 @ 7:30pm North Scarle Men’s Club Seated singalong slide show with supper. North Scarle Village Hall; South Scarle Lane; North Scarle. LN6 9ER

projector and singalong lyrics plus the written picture quiz.

Thursday 4th May 2017 @2pm St Peter at Gowts Ladies fellowship Thursday afternoon singalong. The church is on Lincoln High Street below the level crossing LN5 7SR nearest the junction of Sibthorp Street and opposite Alfred street / Gaunt street, opposite the Salvation army building. It is the only church with iron railings. There is no parking in the grounds of the church itself, there are some 1-hour parking spaces down the high street, some side streets may have parking spaces. Pay and display car parks near Debenhams and the bus /rail station. Projector lyrics to be provided, no screen required as there is a suitable wall.

5th – 7th May 2017 Grand Northern Ukulele Festival – GNUF – Huddersfield

Sunday 7th May 2017 all day Dunholme Lodge Dunholme LINCOLN LN2 3QA Open Gardens fete outdoor gazebo performances throughout the day 11am – 5pm  sadly had to be cancelled due to insufficient numbers after GNUF date move.

Tuesday 16th May 2017 @ arrive 1145 for set up DRESS CODE BLACK FOR LADIES, WHITE SHIRT & BOW TIE FOR GENTS as per the Christmas concert. Music begins 12:30 Mayoral reception Hilton Hotel doubletree restaurant on the Brayford. Seated background music while dignitaries mingle. (No food for the band, sorry!) Parking is pay and display in town. AFTERWARDS at Labour Club Grafton House, Newland

Wednesday May 17th 2017 Elderberries Birchwood @ 2 – 4pm (doors open for set – up from 1:30pm) St Lukes Church Hall Jasmin Rd LN6 0YQ Birchwood Projector – lyrics singalong – Happy songs!

Saturday 20th May 2017 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain playing at The New Theatre Royal Lincoln 7:30 pm for further details see http://www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk/shop/live-music/the-ukulele-orchestra-of-great-britain/ Mike Housley has distributed tickets in brown envelopes.

Thursday 1st June 2017 @ 10am Buddies Dementia Cafe projected lyrics singalong Nettleham Library hub on corner of Chapel Lane / 1 East St, Nettleham, Lincoln LN2 2SL. On – street parking in nearby residential roads, BRING SCREEN.

Wednesday 7th June 2017 @ 2pm St Giles fellowship singalong with screen & projector Lamb Gardens LN2 4BX

Saturday June 10th 2017 Dunholme Village fete Holmes Lane Dunholme LN2 3QT – marquee gig set – up from 9 am, fete open 12 noon – 4pm.

16th – 18th June 2017 Great British Ukulele Festival Cheltenham

Sunday 18th June 2017 outdoor gazebo busking event Skellingthorpe Community gala. We’ll be setting up the gazebo around 1030 but won’t start playing until after the official start of the gala at 12 noon.  Monson Playing Field LN6 5UT 

Thursday 22nd June 2017 @ 2:30pm Hartsholme House Ashby Avenue LN6 0ED   CARE HOME slide show entertainment.

Saturday 24th June 2017.  DAYTIME @ 2pm Music In the Garden event St Marks Square  Please arrive by 2pm (near Debenhams & Lakeland Central Lincoln) 45 minute slot in the afternoon from 2:30pm on fully equipped sound stage with sound engineer etc. (similar to Shantifest but with less mud !) Dress Code bright & fun (Hawaiian shirts etc)  PLUS… EVENING  Please arrive 6:45pm Music Seated concert from 1930 for two hours at Saint Hugh’s church Harewood Crescent LN6 8JG

Saturday 1st July 2017 Cherry Willingham village Gala at the school. 2 – 5 pm gazebo gig, joined by the children for 30 minute set around 3:30 pm Address is: Cherry Willingham Community School, Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4JP.  School is at the north end of the village near the junction of Croft Lane and Hawthorn Road.

Tuesdays 4th July and 11th July 2017 7pm – 9pm full run – through REHEARSALS of We’ll Meet Again concert – 1940s material at Burton Road Methodist church this will take place at same time but in separate room to the standard  7pm – 8:30pm Tuesday beginner / improver sessions. All are Welcome.

Wednesday 5th July 2017 @1pm Summer fete outdoors if weather fine Bunkers Hill Care Home  1 Ross Close Venables Way Off Carlton Boulevard Lincoln LN2 4WQ no gazebo needed but BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS

Saturday 8th July 2017 All day event Bailgate Busking festival, our slots are 1200 – 12:30 Outdoors Castle Square opposite Magna Carta (near Lincoln Cathedral & White Hart Hotel) PLUS 1-1.30 inside St Mary Magdalene Church opposite Magna Carta. Organiser is Strumming Steve Jackson and details are available on facebook. Dress Code BRIGHT / Hawaiian and fun ! Bring plenty of sturdy music clips.

Sunday 9th July 2017 Dunholme Lodge RAF museum Open gardens gazebo busking event outdoors all day Dunholme LINCOLN LN2 3QA Open Gardens fete outdoor gazebo performances throughout the day 11am – 5pm. Gazebo set – up from 10:30 am, opposite the tea shop. Plenty of free parking.

Monday 10th July 2017 @ 4pm tea party for Farmer Bob’s 90th birthday party.  Skellingthorpe LN6 5SA

Tuesday 11th July 2017 @ 2:30 for a 3pm start Bishop King CE Primary School  Kingsway  Lincoln LN5 8EU summer Fair to play for an hour or so for the families & children, joined by the young musicians.

Thursday 13th July 2017 @ 7pm We’ll meet again seated concert St Mary Le Wigford church St Marys Street Lincoln LN5 7EQ – near railway station & level crossing. NB there is no free parking at this venue. Parking is the public pay- and – display at the railway station or the Brayford (there are lower rates for evenings). Setlist will be We’ll Meet Again book as rehearsed. Dresscode 1940s. There will be no Tesco Thursday session this evening.

Friday 14th July 2017 @ 7 pm  We’ll meet again WW2 evening seated concert  event Methodist Chapel Woodhall Spa (opposite cottage museum Iddesleigh Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6SH ) NB parking is likely to be very tight, car – share if you can.

Saturday 15th JULY 2017  either in the garden, THE RETREAT, CHURCH LANE, OWMBY BY SPITAL, MARKET RASEN LINCOLNSHIRE LN8 2HN or the church opposite in case of inclement weather.  The event starts at 2pm through till 5pm Outdoor busking in gazebo if fine. Light refreshments will be provided. Free parking for four band members cars will be provided in a neighbours’ grounds NB Esther will not be available for this gig so someone else will need to transport the gazebo.

Saturday 22nd July 2017 Branston Village Fete arrive 1215 for lorry – stage sound check, there will be a lorry stage set up with microphones and a sound engineer. Play for around 45 minutes starting 1pm as the fete opens. The event will be held at Moor Lane Recreation Ground, Branston, Lincoln, LN4 1UF.

Wednesday 26th July 2017 @ 1:30 two 30 – minute slots with cake – break in between. Entertaining elders LARC / age UK 20 year celebration  Central Methodist Church, 123 High Street, Lincoln, LN5 7PR

Saturday 29th July 2017 @ 1200 noon meet at lion & snake beer garden on the bailgate (opposite Greggs/ Lloyds bank) for busking round the castle square for the afternoon.

Tuesday 1st August 2017 @ 2:30pm Tennyson Wharf Care Home, Burton Waters – off the entrance roundabout to Burton Waters, turn left and Tennyson Wharf is on your right parking out front, bring your own chairs.

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 @ 1200 noon meet at the beer garden of the Lion and Snake, bailgate for busking by the Magna Carta in castle square.

Thursday 3rd August 2017 @2pm care home 100th birthday party Hawaiian theme, Neale Court Neale Road North Hykeham LN6 9UA BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS

Thursday 3rd August 2017 @ 7:30pm West End Ladies Club 50th Anniversary seated concert Derek Miller Court, Newland Street West, Lincoln LN1 1RB (Off Carholme Rd) NO SCREEN NEEDED – there is a suitable wall. Nibbles will be served during the evening (not a large meal so plan accordingly). Parking is limited as these are retirement residential flats but at 7.00pm space should be OK when one of the venue organisers will meet you. NB – there will be NO Tesco rehearsal on this evening.

Sunday 13th August 2017 @ daytime set up from 10am, play from around 11am. Hartsholme park LN6 fun day outdoor gazebo busking. NB free parking but it is quite a walk of at least 10 minutes from the car park so plan accordingly. Free Tea coffee biscuits and soft drinks (up a flight of steps) plus reasonable WC facilities on the level available close by. Bring your own chairs

Saturday 19th August 2017 @ 1200 noon  – 4pm Ashlin Farm, Ashing Lane, Dunholme, Lincoln LN2 3BY Outdoors farm family fun fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. NB Esther is NOT available for this gig.

Sunday 27th August 2017 @ 2pm start (BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND) Woodhall Spa Tourist information centre / local museum fundraiser, in their marquee. public fete.  Opposite the church where we played MWA.  Iddesleigh Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6SH  NB parking is likely to be very tight, car – share if you can.

Wednesday 30th August 2017 @ 2pm start Afternoon Manthorpe Centre Grantham (NHS hospital, care home style entertainment) entertainment with slide show lyrics projected on wall (no quiz) Organiser / activity co-ordinator Chris Button Manthorpe Centre 101 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31 8DG

Saturday 2nd September 2017 @ 11am- 1200 noon music in St Marks Square near Debenhams one hour in – tent set as before. Parking in public pay and display nearby.

Saturday 2nd September 2017  @ 1pm – 4pm Cherry Willingham Parish Council Community Picnic Cherry Fields

Tuesday 5th September 2017 @2:30 pm Willow Court Care Home Cherry Willingham LN3 4HD – parking is always tight here so please car – share wherever possible.

Thursday 14th September 2017 @ 2pm (set up from 1:30) St Mary Le Wigford Church hall (use the door nearest the railway station) NB there is no free parking at this venue. Parking is the public pay- and – display at the railway station or in St Marks near Debenhams. Co-Operative Society ladies’ club, elderly ladies singalong. Bring projector but no screen required as there is a wall. Play for maximum 45 minutes.

Friday 15th September 2017 @evening, exact times TBC  the annual Shrievalty Dinner on It’s at the Ruston Marconi Sports Club LN6 8RN (where we played for the 80th birthday party) Same set-up as before – playing during the drinks reception.  Dress code Black & White. Free parking in the club’s car park.

Sunday 17th September 2017  daytime Carholme Gala west common grandstand Lincoln details & timings to be confirmed.

Wednesday 20th September 2017 1200 start Dementia & carers singalong  The Lodge, Eagle Hall, Nr Swinderby, Lincs. LN6 9HZ. It is a little tricky to find. The easiest way is turn right off of the A46 at the Halfway house roundabout (near Witham St Hughes) coming from Lincoln towards Newark. Follow the road and take the third left opposite the entrance to Moreton Hall Immigration Centre. At the T junction turn right. Cross the railway  The Lodge is about half a mile on the left just after the Eagle Hall sign. It is a red brick Victorian house. There will be signs out. (NB Esther not available for this gig)

Saturday 23rd September 2017  Diamond Park Staverton Crescent Birchwood Big Local Community Festival  to celebrate reopening Diamond Park 11am to 3pm the address is Staverton Crescent. Busking / gazebo event, bring your own chairs.

Saturday 30th September 2017 @ 1pm Age UK Lincolnshire buffet lunch & entertainment. Age UK, 36 Park Street Lincoln City Centre, no free parking (there will be someone on reception to meet us). Seated 1 hour or so with projected singalong lyrics and quiz.

Saturday 21st October 2017 @ 1100 – 3pm am Lizzy Anne Fabrics Newark Paxton Court NG24 1DH (opposite the post office) busking outside the shop for its final farewell. Parking is pay and display / Morrison’s DATE CHANGED AT GORDON’S REQUEST TO ACCOMMODATE HIS RECORDER GROUP WORKSHOP. NB Esther not available for this gig.

Saturday 28th October 2017 at 9pm Cherry Willingham Bowls Club annual presentation Evening Fiskerton Village Hall Ferry Rd, Lincoln LN3 4HU . We are to be the after – dinner entertainment for an hour to 90 minutes or so starting between 9:15 and 9:30 No food for the band. Bring Chairs Projector and screen. DATE CHANGED BY CLIENT BECAUSE OF THEIR CATERING PROBLEMS
Tuesday 7th November 2017 @ 2pm St Claire’s Nursing Home, St Claires Court, Birchwood, Lincoln, LN6 0QT
Tuesday 14th November 2017 @ 5:30pm Ermine House Care Home Laughton Way LN2 2EZ  entertainment in the dining room It’s Edna’s 104th birthday so we’ll be singing Happy Birthday too

Saturday 18th November 2017 @ 1100 – 3pm Busking in Newark Paxton Court NG24 1DH (outside the post office) Parking is pay and display / Morrison’s there is a staff room upstairs with toilet facilities, a good size kitchen with tea coffee, etc.

Sunday 19th November 2017 all day Scunthorpe Ukulele Jam & open mic
 Venue – Cafe Indiependant 169-173 High Street, Scunthorpe DN15 6EH Parking is free on a Sunday.

Tuesday 21st November 2017 @ 2:30 pm Brantley Manor Residential Home,  Brant Rd Lincoln LN5 8RX  Ample parking and refreshments provided. No screen or projector show required, we’ll just be singing for these residents.

Tuesday 28th November 2017 @2pm Howson Care Centre, Marton Road Willingham-By-Stow DN21 5JU Elderly residential home with 90 residents plus day visitors. Christmas – themed programme with slide show.  We have not visited this venue before. The venue has a suitable wall so no need to bring screen. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS

Thursday 30th November 2017 @ 2pm an hour of Christmas – themed music for patients and their carers Manthorpe Centre (NHS hospital / care home style entertainment) Organiser / activity co-ordinator Chris Button Manthorpe Centre 101 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31 8DG NB Do not buy a pay & display car park ticket. Upon arrival, go to the Manthorpe Unit / Ward reception area and Chris will be there to meet us and give each driver a paper free – parking ticket to put in your windscreen whilst you are there.
 
Saturday 2nd December 2017 @ 3pm St Hughes Church Harewood Crescent North Hykeham LN6 8JG stage and sound system, slide show, seated afternoon singalong concert programme of around 75 minutes for the church and local residents with tea and coffee served afterwards. Free parking and on – street parking available. NB Esther is not available for this gig.

 Wednesday 6th December 2017  1030 – 1115  Coffee Fellowship at Central Methodist Church, 123 High Street, Lincoln, LN5 7PR (next to Shaw’s furniture shop).  Parking alongside the church for 6 cars if parked tidily.

Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th December 2017 Lincoln Christmas Market
Outdoor Busking at The Lawns. The nature of busking means we may move around depending on weather etc. meet to set up 15 minutes before start time in the area of the Lawns. NB Christmas market will all be on foot as cars are not allowed in the zone.
Thursday
3pm- 4pm and 6pm-7pm then immediately to Tesco fish counter for rehearsal
Friday
Meet at Stokes Blue room 2pm if you’d like a chance at playing in there beforehand then busking pitch 3pm – 4pm (between hot chocolate stall and white tent in The Lawn)
Saturday 4pm – 5pm busking pitch
Sunday 2pm – 3pm busking pitch 

Tuesday 12th December 2017 @7:30 pm set up and get started playing at around 8pm Nettleham WI Christmas concert village hall Brookfield Avenue LN2 2SS evening buffet projector for singalong lyrics but no screen required as there is a wall at the venue. This is the modern village hall in the residential road, not the old building on the main road. Plenty of on – street parking as this is a residential area.  buffet meal at some point during the evening. BRING ALL SONGBOOKS AND BE PREPARED TO SING JERUSALEM if need be (you don’t have to play it, we have that in hand, just be prepared to sing) Tuesday beginners’ group will go ahead in Burton Road Methodist Church as usual, so Tuesday beginners may still go to their normal Tuesday session, as this will be the last beginner Tuesday of 2017. 

Wednesday 13th December 2017 @ 2pm Brant Ward Fen Lane North Hykeham LN6 8UZ Care Home Christmas programme BRING PROJECTOR BUT NOT SCREEN as there is a suitable wall at the venue. BRING OWN CHAIRS

Thursday 14th December 2017 afternoon Good Companions 1 hour (Senior Citizens) musical entertainment Christmas Party Swinderby village hall, Bulpit Road, Swinderby  LN6 9LT. Magic act at 2pm, ukulele band at 2:30 pm for an hour Wall behind the stage OK for slide show, so bring projector but not screen.

Thursday 14th December 2017 evening Band Christmas party, fun and party pieces and buffet at the Labour Club Grafton House, Newland LINCOLN LN1 1XJ Tickets £6 each including meal available from Gill.

Saturday 16th December 2017 @ 2:30pm seated singalong post – lunch Senior Citizens entertainment with projector lyrics & shout – out quiz. BRING SCREEN Washingborough Forget – me – not club Community Centre Fen Road, Washingborough LN4 1AB

Monday 18th December 2017 @ 2:30pm Hartsholme House Ashby Avenue LN6 0ED care home Christmas entertainment – bring your seats and all books.

Thursday 21st December 2017 @ 10:30am Cherry Willingham U3A Christmas – themed concert & singalong Reepham and Cherry Willingham Village Hall Hawthorn Road Reepham LN3 4DU Bring projector, not screen. Shout – out type questions, not written.

Friday 22nd December 2017 @ doors open 7pm  music starts 7:30 pm seated Christmas concert St Mary Le Wigford, next to Rail station, Lincoln Central. Collaboration with local choirs, Christmas carols, popular and secular musical show. Tickets £5 each on sale direct from St Mary le Wigford church THERE WILL BE SOME TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT  if you don’t have yours yet. Last concert of 2017, we have perfomed 99 concerts this year!

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Tuesday 9th January 2018 @ 1230pm Derek Miller Court, Newland Street West, Lincoln, LN1 1RB (Off Carholme Rd) Elderly care home slide show and singalong in large hall. Limited car park at the venue, but there is 2-hour n-street parking . AVOID THE RESIDENTS’ bays as the local traffic wardens are very strict.

Monday 15th January 2018 @ 7.00 for 7.30 finishing at 9.00 pm. for elderly people who have had strokes. Civic offices, Fen Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln  LN6 8EY.  (looks like a private house on Google Earth) Plenty of parking for all band members. BRING PROJECTOR BUT NOT SCREEN.

Wednesday 7th February 2018 @ 2pm Blind Club singalong North Hykeham Methodist Chapel, Chapel lane, North Hykeham, LN6 9QZ

Monday 12th February 2018 @ 2pm Woodview Care Home 127 Lincoln Road Branston
Lincoln LN4 1NT rearranged date at the request of the venue

Saturday 17th February 2018 @2:30pm Nettleham Old School (the single – storey building on the main road opposite the church, NOT the village hall in the residential street where we played for W.I. ) elderly tea – party running from 2-5pm, we’ll play from 2:30 – 3:15 ish and then the band are welcome to stay and enjoy the refreshments which will be served and a table will be set aside for the band. Happy Birthday to Roz who will be 90. NAMES to JIM please so that he can let the venue know how many band members for catering & seating arrangements. DRESS CODE reminder – black & white

Tuesday 20th February 2018 @5:30pm Ermine House Care home Laughton Way, LN2 2EZ parking at venue and on street nearby. bring projector but not screen as the venue has a built – in screen.

Saturday 10th March 2018 @ 5pm- 7pm Jo’s birthday party details have been sent by individual email to those attending.

Wednesday 14th March 2018 @ 2pm  @ 2pm Woodview Care Home 127 Lincoln Road Branston  Lincoln LN4 1NT

Monday 19th March 2018 @ 2:30 pm  Sheppard Court (elderly care home) Western Ave Bracebridge heath Lincoln LN4 2PG BRING SCREEN Date changed at request of venue.

Saturday 24th March 2018 @2:30pm Willow Court CARE HOME  Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4JW

Wednesday 28th March 2018 @ 2:30 pm St Claire’s Nursing Home, St Claire’s Court, Birchwood, Lincoln, LN6 0QT contact name Kay Smith no screen required as there is a suitable wall at the venue.

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 @ 2:30pm Hartsholme House Lincoln RAF celebration day with buffet. This will follow the usual care home gig format as far as we are concerned.

Thursday 5th April 2018 @10am – 12 noon Dementia Buddies cafe at the Community Hub (Former library in East Street Nettleham LN2. Plenty of on – street parking available. Elderly singalong show.

Thursday 12th April 2018 @2:30pm Co-op ladies group entertainment with slide show St Mary Le Wigford by Lincoln Central Rail station.

Sunday April 15th 2018 @ daytime Lincoln Ukulele Festival at Bishop Grosseteste featuring Opera – Lele details on their own page on this website.

For further 2018 upcoming gigs, please see upcoming gigs page.