West Cork Ukulele Orchestra make their long awaited debut at Connollys of Leap!
Wednesday 9th August :: €15 :: 8pm
The WCUO are a group of nine friends who got together four years ago on the basis that the ukulele was the world’s easiest instrument, and creating an informal choral group would keep them entertained throughout the winter months.
Since then they have exploded in popularity, appeared on the Late Late Show, countless festivals, and were even invited to play at Áras an Uachtaráin. They’ve performed in a cave, sang Christmas carols to marathon runners, supported Josh Ritter and Efterklang, and also penned the world’s first ukulele/Javanese gamelan orchestra collaboration. Armed only with their tiny ukuleles and a wall of harmonies, they perform playful versions of classic pop songs, and their arrangements are as inventive as they are irreverent.