Friday, June 22, 2012

NANAS AND PAPAS debut at The Garden Home

The Nanas and Papas, a new Ukulele Group from Whisperwood Villa made their debut today at The Garden Nursing Home, This was the first venture out of their own facility to play for another group and they were absolutely fabulous.  Leah Ziegler and Darlene Acorn , two members of the SMUG Ukulele Orchestra , have been working with the group since January and it is obvious they have honed The Nanas and Papas into star performers; all 15 of them. They played a variety of songs, some that are mentioned in the caption of the photos below, and continued to play for 40 minutes to an audience that not only filled the activity room, but spilled out to the dining room as well. Leah, in her final remarks to the audience, explained how easy it is to take up the ukulele which provided hours of enjoyment for the residents of Whisperwood Villa as well as many other community care homes in the area.

"Just Hang Loose"

"I'll Fly Away"

"Amazing Grace"

"Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor"
Leah Leading the Nanas and Papas

Friday, June 15, 2012


SMUG did another Father's Day Party today at Andrews of Stratford, where Sharon Woods-Bryenton, the activity director joined in with the group to play out our Spring Program to all those gathered for the party. We had nibbles,  ice cream and pop and the group sang along as we played a vartiety of old pieces from the 20's, 30's and    40's.
                                           The Residents
                                           More Residents
                                            Still More Residents
                                            Bob and Kendal having a snack
                                          Darlene our "Bass Ukulele Player"

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Some Enchanted Evening

Our blog has been acting up and I have deleted the last entry to see if it might clear the problem. It didn't. So I am trying a new blog to see what might happen.