About TUSC

The Taunton Ukulele Strummers Club (TUSC) was formed in 2006 by Nipper and Moogly Moo (the lovely Mandy of Painted Ukuleles fame amongst other things) who were inspired to form the Strummers after learning about other ukulele clubs in the UK and US.

TUSC is based on the idea that people who want to play ukulele can learn more quickly as part of a supportive group. It is a lot of fun and there is always a willing TUSCovite on hand with help and support for new members.

To be a member of TUSC you just have to play ukulele and come along to the club. There is no pressure to attend every week – just come along as often as you can.

The club meets every Monday night at the Constitutional Club in Bishops Hull, Taunton.  Liz opens the doors at 7pm and we start playing at 7.30.  There is a refreshment break at 8.30 and we start playing again until 9.30pm. Come early if you want a seat.

If you wish to join TUSC there is a Constitutional Club membership fee to pay, which doesn’t cost the earth and goes towards keeping the club open for the local community.

TUSC regularly plays local gigs mainly in support of local community events; new members are more than welcome to join us to soak up the adoration of our fans the world over.*

We look forward to seeing you.

TUSC

*This can in no way be substantiated.

17 Responses to About TUSC

  1. Phil & Cathy Davison says:

    Hi there,
    Our first visit to one of your Monday night sessions 2-3 years ago inspired us to start up a little uke band in our home town of Cordele (Cor-DEAL), Georgia. Since then we have gratefully plundered the songs you’ve made available, and have been carrying a uke with us as we travel the world. (Yes, you really do have fans all over the place, e.g. Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Yaoundé (Cameroon), Nairobi (Kenya)…) Just recently we have greatly appreciated the opportunity to whang along with you a couple of times. If anyone finds themselves passing through Cordele, please look up the CUBs (Cordele Ukulele Band), and tell them Phil & Cathy sent you. (And if you should happen to be heading to Ouagadougou etc, do let us know…)

    Thanks a lot!j

    • tonys says:

      You’re welcome, Phil and Cathy.

      Nothing could be finer than to be in Ouagadougou in the… mornin’.

      Regards

      Tony

  2. Trevor says:

    is there any of the original players who started in the OLD INN when i was the landlord back in 2006 still playing in group, i just moved back into village and would like to meet old friends

    • tonys says:

      Hello Trevor!

      Yeah, there are a few of us left. Pat, Fran, Steve and Alli still come regularly. Nipper drops in from time to time.

      Come along and have a drink and a chat!

      Tony

  3. Carolyn Bartlett says:

    Hi there

    We recently enjoyed an evenings entertainment with your amazing ‘Strummers’ thank you. My dad, a spritely 89 years, has been saying how he would like to have a go at playing the ukulele. In light of this I have decided to purchase one and a tuner for Christmas for him but have no idea what I should be looking for. Would you be kind enough to give me a few pointers please?

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Regards Carolyn

    • tonys says:

      Hi Carolyn

      Sorry I’ve been slow in replying. I’d suggest for a beginner the Makala Dolphin ukulele. They’re well made and don’t sound too bad. About £30, I think. As for tuners – they’re all pretty good. Make sure you get a “chromatic” tuner, rather than a guitar-only one.

      Or, even better, come down to the Club one Monday!

      TonyS

  4. Eric Blunn says:

    I am new to the ukulele and the TUSC but have enjoyed each session on Monday nights.
    Could I please be put on the mailing list to receive all the news of forthcoming gigs or be given the info on how to register.

  5. John Chandler says:

    Thank you for your recent reply. We intend to visit your meeting Monday 25th August.
    Can you please advise me the address of Constitiution Club in Bishops Hull – Taunton.
    Thank you.
    John Chandler
    Sydney Australia
    (SSCUM Ukulele Club).

    • tonys says:

      Constitutional Club
      Bishops Hull Road, Bishops Hull
      Taunton
      TA1 5EG

      Looking forward to seeing you!

  6. Tracey Prentice says:

    My visit to your club was wonderful. Thank you.

  7. Hi i was at the event at the MPH Beacon Centre recently. A thankyou for volunteers from MPH.
    The group i was with really enjoyed your entertaining musical extravaganze.
    I then went on to meet one of your players at Cannington shortly after.
    This may not interest you, however we need a fun group to make a noisey reception at the entrance to the Beacon on the 21st of September. The welcoming party is in aid of a group of cyclists from Sherborne. They include a patient in remission and a group of Doctors plus Radiotherapist and Somerset Road riders in support.
    Can you help. ????
    Tel 01823 327866 or 07790233176. Many thanks.
    ETA will be Noon to 1pm.

  8. Steve , we talked at the Hedge event and I asked you to pencil in 7th of July for the
    Woodland Fair in the Blackdowns — I thought you lot were great and would suit our
    Fair . Just looked at your web site , our fair is just every thig to do with wood and I am sure you would fit in —keep it up –I will be intouch !

  9. Derek says:

    Can we do another flash mob?

  10. Natalie Jones says:

    Hello!my names Natalie. Me and my friend have been playing the uke for a few months now and we love it, and are interseted in your club=]
    We were wondering how much the joining fee is?
    Thanks!
    Natalie

    • steve says:

      Hi Natalie.

      Joining TUSC is free! What amazing value. We meet for our club nights at The Constitutional Club in Taunton, which has a membership fee; £15 for 1 years membership for the first year and £10 per year thereafter. However you can come along as a guest for a few weeks and see how you get on. If you like it, and why wouldn’t you, pay the subs and keep on strumming’.

      We look forward to seeing you.

      TUSC

      • Chris says:

        Hi guys – I’m planning on returning to TUSC when my Monday night commitment moves to Tuesdays in March – yay! Where can I download Book 7? – I’ve got the other 6 and both Moogly Moo ones. Think I need to practise and catch up a bit!!

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