The Macarthur Ukulele Group was started in May 2012 by two students who attended classes at the Macarthur Community College with John Chandler. In their early days the group was mentored by John and also by members from the Blue Mountains and Illawarra ukulele groups.
Stephen Varhegyi was one of the early members He had forty years guitar experience under his belt – and he picked up the ukulele pretty quick – the group encouraged him to take a leadership position. He also sang during this interview.
They first met in private residences and then the Leumeah pub. But with new members arriving all the time they outgrew the pub and moved to Campbelltown RSL. They still meet there three times a week. You can find a link to their meeting times here. Macarthur Ukulele Group
The Group has about forty members with twenty who are regular performers at events. They play at various ukulele festivals and community events. And recently at the Seniors Week Soiree at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.
The Macarthur Ukulele Group is always looking for new members. And at their stage of their life they would love to hear from Djembe, bongo or conga drum players.