Spare Seats for Coach Trip to Poole – Bring a Friend!

Some seats have now become available on the coach for the HUG Grand Day Out in Poole. The trip will take place on Saturday, 17 June 2017, pick up around 9.00 am from various points (times to be confirmed).  After a day of sightseeing, pottering  and shopping in Poole, we will meet up for dinner at the Jolly Sailor on the quayside, with a uking session there after our meal before travelling back. Cost of each coach seat is £15. (Dinner arrangements & costs to follow).

Any Huggers not yet booked for Poole and who would like to join us, please contact Sandy via the CONTACT US form with how many seats you would like. Any Huggers already on the list who would like to bring a friend or two, please get in touch also. Available seats will be allocated in the order requests are received.

Fifth Thursday in March

Are you suffering ukulele withdrawal syndrome with HUG not meeting next Thursday, 30 March 2017?  Fear not, pack up your ukulele and come down to the Exbury Club where we will be playing some HUG songs, some of Harry’s songs and possibly doing some “open mic” solo pieces.  The session is free, but there is a £1 registration fee for non-members of Exbury Club.

In memory of Barry Sager

Those HUGGERS who knew Barry might like to join some of his friends and family at Calshot on Saturday, 25 March 2017 when we will be singing a few of Barry’s favourite songs, which have been chosen by Joan.  Meet near Calshot Castle at 2.30 pm ready to sing the following:

  1. You WERE my sunshine
  2. I can see clearly now
  3. Whisky in the jar
  4. All I have to do is dream
  5. I’ll follow the sun
  6. Meet me on the corner
  7. I’ll fly away.

Request from Bill Smith

“Dear HUG,

I expect you are as dismayed as I am with the sad news of the passing of Barry.

You may not know this but Ken Peckham and I have been playing with Barry as a trio for many years and one  of his favourite songs is the Joe Brown version of “I’ll see you in my dreams”

Joan rang me recently with the list of HUG songs she would like played at his service.

I suggested that “I’ll see you in my dreams” would be an appropriate song to play and she suggested I sing it solo.

As I don’t sing very loud and would possibly choke up I immediately thought of asking if anyone else would be interested in performing it with me.

Preferably without music.

I intend holding rehearsals specifically for this song at my house at Ashurst next week should anyone like to join me in rehearsing this Joe Brown arrangement.

Best time for me would be 10am to 12 noon any morning.

I am looking for a Bass player and no more than six Uke players in order to keep it manageable.

It is a lovely song but needs to be played and sang sensitively with HUG singing the chorus (sang twice)

If anyone is interested please let me know.

Bill Smith.”

If you are able to support Bill, Please contact him through using the Contact Us form and I will pass your response on to him.


If you would like to order HUG t-shirts, polo-shirts, hoodies etc, please download the HUG SHIRTS 2017 Order form. Mark the style, colour and size you want and hand the order form to Benita WITH the requisite cash or cheque at the next HUG practice session.  You can have any colour so long as its blue!