The John Ayres Ukulele Proms took place on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June.
The event ran from 10:30am to around 6:00pm on both days.
‘Ayres Rock’, the Festival Finale on Sunday afternoon, was in recognition of John’s inspiration to start the Babbacombe Ukulele Strummers in November 2011, and a celebration of all the music and fun he brought to our group. It also celebrated his work in driving the success of what has become the annual Ukulele Festival on Oddicombe Beach. This event continued to give many their first experience of a ride on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway to what is an excellent family day out.
Many thanks to all the musicians who joined in this session.
Here are a few of John’s favourite tunes which we all played together, just click on the links for the chords and lyrics:
- Hi Ho Silver Lining – 28122013
- San Francisco Bay Blues – 31102016
- Johnny B. Goode – 28052018
- Dedicated Follower of Fashion – 11042018
- Rock Around the Clock / Rocking All Over the World – 13052016
Finally, click here for the Ukulele Festival 2018 Running Order, i.e. the list of the groups who played.