Exbury Club

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.

Regular spot at the Mortimer Arms

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“.

In memory of Barry Sager

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.

Bill Smith.

Live music at Mortimer Arms

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.