Apologies if you have been trying to access the site over the last few days, some technical difficulties with our hosts – but as you see we are BACK!
My Dog Has Fleas will be playing in the bar at the Mortimer Arms, Ower from 7.30 to 9.30 pm on Tuesday 2 May 2017. Put some money in the charity bucket to choose a song from the repertoire. MDHF is collecting for Cancer Research UK.
My Dog Has Fleas will be opening the summer events programme for Romsey Bandstand at 3.00 pm on Sunday 30 April 2017. Click HERE to view the full programme.
My Dog Has Fleas will be performing at the New Forest Ukulele Festival at New Milton on 20 May 2017. MDHF will be taking to the stage at 6.30 pm and performing at least 5 numbers. Entry to the festival is £5.00, see the festival Facebook page for more details.
My Dog Has Fleas will be appearing at the Exbury Club Craft Fair on 29 April 2017. The beer and cider on tap may influence the quality of the performance, but join MDHF and Thudpucker for a fun afternoon and evening at Exbury.
My Dog Has Fleas now have a regular spot playing at the Mortimer Arms, Ower on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Soon they will be piloting their “UKEBOX”! For a small donation to MDHF’s charity of the year, currently Cancer Research UK, you can choose the songs to be performed. In 2016 MDHF raised just over £1000 for cancer research. A spokesman for the group said, “As our drummer sadly died from cancer recently, will will continue to collect for cancer research throughout 2017 in his memory“.
My Dog Has Fleas will be playing at the Bandstand, Eastleigh on Sarurday, 1 April 2017 from 12.00 noon until 2.00 pm
The following has been received from Bill Smith:
“Dear Uke Group,
I expect you are all as dismayed as I am with the sad news of the passing of Barry.
I have been playing with Barry in a trio for many years and one of his favourite songs is the Joe Brown version of “I’ll see you in my dreams” http://kauairainbow.com/Ukulele/See_You/see_you.pdf
Joan rang me recently with the list of HUG songs she would like played at his service at Calshot on the 25th March.
Purely as a tribute to Barry 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 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWERLNXIZGc
Best time for me would be 10am to 12 noon any morning but this is not set in stone.
[You can contact Bill via the contact form, which will be forwarded to him]
I am looking for no more than six Uke players to do justice to this tribute song to Barry
I would like to emphasize that this is purely my own initiative and in no way is intended to be confused with the set programme that Joan has planned.
It is a lovely song but needs to be played and sang sensitively with audience joining in the chorus (sang twice).
If anyone is interested please let me know.
My Dog Has Fleas will be playing in the bar at the Mortimer Arms, Ower on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 and again on Tuesday, 7 March 2017. Performance starts at 7.30 pm and will continue until 9.30 pm or when we run out of songs. Entrance is free, but a bucket collection will be made towards MDHF’s charity of the year, which is Cancer Research UK.
A few pics from Alderbury have been added to the “Gallery” – click on menu bar above.