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Cakelele for Mike

Last Tuesday’s meeting was tinged with a little sadness for we will soon be losing one of our stalwart members.  Mike is heading back north permanently to enjoy a well earned retirement.  There have been very few weeks when Mike didn’t add to our evening with his company and well-honed jokes.  His claim to fame will always be as warm-up for the Bongo Bongo band at the Rye Arts Festival a couple of years ago – a role thrust upon him very suddenly.

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A fond farewell was helped along with one of Justine’s amazing cakes, decorated to depict Mike’s favourite railway themed songs.  Good  luck Mike with a long and very happy retirement and don’t forget to pop back and see us – keep strumming.

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Happy birthday to us

To celebrate our 3rd birthday we held a fab little party at the Queens Head last night.  It was truly one of the best playing nights we’ve had with a great turnout of established players and new members.  Graham did us proud with an amazing Banjolele cake made of bread pudding with liquorice strings

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and our gorgeous mascot Biggles got lots of fuss and left overs.

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Thanks also to Jonathan for the wine and sandwiches.  Pam’s friend also supplied us with a tray of spectacular cup cakes and Ian blew out almost all the candles.

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In all a great night.

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The Queens Head goes Wild

Mike and Bob tune up for the big event

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Biggles meets a slightly Wild Boar (both our mascots for the evening supplied by Alison and Justine respectively).

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The Rye Ukulele Experiment, fortified by Wild Boar sausages supplied by Jonathan at the Queens Head and Graham’s special Kazoo birthday cake made by Justine, perform a varied programme of Pig-themed songs and other favourites.

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