September 2015 – Happy Folk

Uke Mullum September 2015

For the theme of our second UKE NIGHT at the new venue Club Mullum in the Ex – Services Club, we went for a feeling… ‘Happy’. We put together a book of happy, uplifting tunes entitled ‘Happy Folk’. Awesome work from the band, Paul Agar on guitar and lap, Al Brooker on bass, Rex Carter on drums and Maria Stratton on violin, percussion and Bv’s. Special guest singer Chris Mallory did a sterling job, specially on 90’s classic, ‘You Get What You Give’ by New Radicals. Also along for the night was rising Uke Stars, Uke Loveys who were very well received and put on a great show, especially Sue Stenning’s original tune – ‘Keeping Up Appearances’. Erina Leech from the Monday night Mullum Uke Club sang the female part of ‘Young Folk’ by Peter Bjorn & John while teenage son Reuben was nonchalant though executed his whistling part with aplomb. Speaking of whistling… we found happy tunes often have whistling… the finale ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ had a massive chorus of whistlers from the audience (including 2 year old Noah). Numbers were consistent with last month just  over 60 payers and the room layout was approved of by our patrons. We had dancers. Great fun night!


See the entire album of photos from Lyn McCarthy’s Niche Pix here and awesome video here