Sound of ukuleles comes to Williamson Park

Barrie Marshall.  'L-R:  Sue Parish, Harry Latham, David Stubbs, Ann Livesley, Christine Baillot, Ann Elston, Kizzy Felstead.
Barrie Marshall. 'L-R: Sue Parish, Harry Latham, David Stubbs, Ann Livesley, Christine Baillot, Ann Elston, Kizzy Felstead.
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Cheerful songs and vintage style will charm visitors to Williamson Park this weekend as musicians come together to celebrate all things ukulele.

Local performers will be dressing up in their Sunday best and singing their hearts out, helping to raise funds for the Friends of Williamson Park whilst lifting visitors spirits.

The group hope to raise funds to help with plans to restore a cascade waterfall by the lake in the park.

Boaters and Blazers, organised by Lancaster musician Sue Parish and the city’s Gillow Ukuleleans group, will come to the Lancaster park on Sunday 
July 19.

It will be the first time the ukulele players have taken part as they perform acoustic sets, including classic Edwardian songs and music hall favourites.

Performances will take place from 1pm – 3pm in the Dell, the shelter by the lake, and near the Friend’s Garden.

Other performers include Morecambe Uke Group, Burneside’s Bryce Street Strummers, Uku-Ladies, Cumbrian Tethera and Sandstone.

The finale will be a mass busk around the old bandstand next to the Ashton Memorial.

Boaters and Blazers welcome fellow ukulele enthusiasts who want to get involved on the day by signing up for performance spots or joining in the final mass busk at 3.15pm – more information at ukulelemalarkey.com.