Search

1980s pop star helps Finsbury pupils hit the right note with ukulele band

PUBLISHED: 18:45 16 October 2012

Pictured are all the kids who took part. Pic: Dieter Perry

Pictured are all the kids who took part. Pic: Dieter Perry

Dieter Perry

A 1980s songstress has helped to launch a new Ukelele Orchestra at a Finsbury school.

Singer Sam Brown, who wrote and sang the 1989 chart hit, Stop!, held a workshop and masterclass at Hugh Myddelton School, in St John Street, on September 26.

The stringed instrument, originally from Hawaii, has had a resurgence in popularity and the school has decided to establish a regular after-school club for pupils interested in forming a Ukelele orchestra.

Sam said: “It’s a small instrument, easy to learn and anyone can play it, so it is the perfect first instrument. If you want to play it seriously, they come in different sizes too.” Sam runs several music groups in London, including The North London Ukelele Collective.

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 13:01

A Finsbury pub has sacked off all meat and dairy to go 100 per cent vegan.

Yesterday, 10:08

A huge ceramic tile installation will grace the new City North development next to Finsbury Park station when it opens in early 2020.

Yesterday, 09:57

A BMW went up in flames this morning after a nearby gas cylinder was knocked over and caught fire in Offord Road, Barnsbury.

Mon, 17:25

If you supported Arsenal or had an N5 postcode in 1988, it’s almost certain you’ll remember the “Battle of Highbury”.

Mon, 12:52

A brave six-year-old girl foiled a kidnapper who tried to snatch her friends.

Mon, 12:11

The government has said maintenance work at Pentonville prison will continue as normal after contractor Carillion went into liquidation.

Mon, 10:09

An end is finally in sight after two years of closures on the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line, which has reopened today for what commuters hope is the last time.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“With teenagers there’s a lot of banter, and you can really establish a relationship. You have to trust teenagers to make their own decisions.”

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now