Ukulele Band Surprise For Montague House Residents

A concert by a community group of ukulele players left Montague residents spellbound this summer.

Nurse Sarah first broached the idea as her dad Fred is part of the band and had offered to put on a show for the Care Home.

With many new residents moving into Montague, Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach Gabrielle Butler wanted to host an event to bring the home community together.

So, she was thrilled when the ukulele group agreed to perform and delivered an excellent afternoon of entertainment.

Gabrielle said: “We had a terrific turnout for this fantastic musical show that had us tapping our toes.

“The band were sensational – the residents couldn’t believe how good some of their favourite songs sounded on the ukulele.

“Everyone was clapping and singing along, and resident Maude was dancing even though she’s in her 90s!”

It meant a lot to Team Montague that they were able to welcome a community group into the Care Home.

Refreshments including tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits were served to the grateful audience, comprised of residents and their families.

It was the beginning of what Gabrielle hopes will be many more musical events at Montague, which are a firm favourite with everyone.

Gabrielle added: “We all love having live performers into play for us.

“It lifted our spirits and introduced us to the wonder of the humble ukulele.

“The Residents loved it so much that they asked the players to come back at Christmas and do a carol concert for them.

“We’re already looking forward to welcoming them back!”