“Pure unfettered joy distilled by a bunch of strings”

from The Oldie, March 2017

The pub is The Plough, Station Road, Taunton. We played there in December 2016, and we’re playing there again on 19th May 2017.

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Unsolicited testimonial!

We’ve sadly lost one of our regulars – Nickie – who’s migrating to The Big City (a well-known cesspit of sin and depravity). Here’s her thoughts on leaving:

Hi Everybody.

Since there was the usual cacophony of noise during the break last nite, therefore some of you probably didn’t hear me – in spite of using Tony’s megaphone (!)

I just want to reiterate a huge thank you to everybody at TUSC for adding so much joy to my life during the past .. ummm … 5 yrs I think it is now. As said, I’ve already met up with a few B…… [redacted] groups – also went to a B…… [ditto] mass jam the other day … but none of them match TUSC for informality, spontaneity and down right crazy fun. A few went on stage and played. They were all so…. “wooden” ??

I will miss the club and you all massively. I won’t forget that first nite that Jane and I turned up. Spare ukes were thrust into our hands, the C chord shown us and we were ordered to “just strum along”! The rest is history. I’ve learned SO much from just listening. (The listening is SO easy. It’s the playing that’s the hard bit …??). I’ve enjoyed adding my bit to the Monday nite TUSC cacophony!

Thank you! I will stay on TUSC fb page (so I can have a nose to see what you’re up to!) and once I’ve found a club – perhaps I will invite you all up one eve so you can show ’em what a proper Uke club- not only sounds like – but how it feels!

Toodle pip and happy strumming.


We all wish her well, and hope she can find something in The Big City that’s at least a reasonable shadow of the mighty TUSC experience.

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KCL – TUSC 2016 Jamboree


For some reason KCL keep coming back. Maybe they dropped their keys.

They have produced a songbook for the event. Which is HERE.

And we have produced a songbook for the event. Which is HERE. No… HERE.

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Book Zero Updated

The third iteration of the transcendental Book Zero is available here. The update includes Happy Birthday and, extraordinarily, an index.

Book 0


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Stocklinch 2016 Gig Book

I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For this songbook from its slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash.


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Book 6 slightly revised

Boys and girls. Book 6 has been slightly revised after a mountaintop midnight meeting of 4-string yogis. That is – we amended Tubthumping.

Grab it while it’s hot.

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Sampford Brett Gig Book

Get it while it’s hot.

Quite a rare item as it is a songbook without players. The weather has forced a cancellation of our marvelous performance.

The fete is going ahead but due to the ‘extreme weather conditions’ the entire fete is being moved to the village hall where there is no space for TUSC.
If you want to attend the fete please do, they’ll be glad to see you but TUSC will not be playing.
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Spaxton Views

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Spaxton Show Gig Book

Hello! Guess what?
There’s a gig.
A gig?
Yep, a gig.
Saturday 6th August.
Oh, next weekend. Where?
Funny you should ask…it’s is in Spaxton.
Spaxton! Where’s that?
Between here and there…
Come on.
OK, north of Taunton at the foothills of the Quantocks.
Sounds lovely.
It is….gert propa lush.
So this gig. Anymore details?
Of course…The Spaxton Show starts at 2pm.
What time are TUSC playing?
1420hrs for 20-25 mins and 1600hrs for 30 mins. That’s twenty past 2 in the pm and at 4pm.
OK. Mmmmm….got any bush tucker?
Why yes, cream teas all round for the uke players.
So where do we meet?
Head for the village hall. We are playing on the stage.
What about parking?
Plenty. Tell the car park attendants you are with the ‘ukulele band’ and they’ll let you in for free like.
OK, bored now. What else do we need to know?
Spaxton website is here > http://www.spaxton.org.uk/
Spaxton Show website is here > http://www.spaxtonshows.co.uk/
Google map link is here > https://goo.gl/maps/XSVSPtupuFp
Gig book is HERE.
OK, really bored now. Will this nonsense be on Facebook and the website? (Ta-da! Ed.)
It will if the nice peoples do the thing with the thing to make the thing appear on the thing.
Wotevs. I’m off to catch more Pokemons. Loser
Me loser? Plonker.
Banjo player.

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Exmoor Cream Tea Charity Gig Sunday 24th July

It’s the…Exmoor Cream Tea Charity Gig in aid of SURE

Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment at the Beacon Cancer Treatment Centre, Musgrove Park Hospital

 Sunday 24th July 2016
 Somehwere on that there Exmoor…
 These are Bernard expert directions to that there Exmoor cream tea charity gig this could be it…


 a route from Cross Keys…???
 Meet at 2.15-2.30pm

We start playing sometime after 3pm (this is set 1)

 Our second set (for the sake of argument let’s call it…set 2) will be at 4 – 4.30pm or so…
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