In early 2010 we formed the Russell Ukulele Orchestra so that Russellites could learn to play this great instrument & create our own opportunities to perform locally.
In the short time since then, we have grown to an orchestra with 17 permanent players and singers.
Everyone is motivated to learn and perform more interesting and complex music. We are lucky to have as part of our group Rosewood, who have shown us that the amazing uke can even complement medieval and eastern music.
Our orchestra plays a wide range of popular tunes from the likes of Billy Holliday, Santana, The Rolling Stones, The Shadows, Gerry Rafferty, Piaf, Elvis, Van Morrison and Amy Winehouse, to name but a few.