Dover Uke Heads spent a few weeks brushing up our skills on our Hawaiian songs and learning new ones to add to our repertoire. This was in order to bring a little “Wicky Wacky” to the members of the Port Dover Yacht Club at their Hawaiian Luau on Saturday May the 31st.
As you can tell from the pictures, we really added a Hawaiian vibe to the Yacht Club’s Luau. Some of our outfits reflected an “anything goes” attitude towards dressing for the event. For example, “Barnacle” Bill wore his white sailor’s hat with his state-of-the-art grass skirt coupled with the latest of coconut bra fashions strait from the runways in Paris. (Pictures to prove it!)
It was a beautiful sunny day and many boats and yachts were moored up along the canal beside the P.D. Yacht Club. We were situated under a shady tree on the front lawn before the clubhouse, just like when the Royal Hawaiian ukulele bands used to play on the lawns of the palace down in Honolulu.
We had a great song line-up: Hukilau, Blue Hawaii, Little Brown Gal, Lets Talk Dirty in Hawaiian, Makin’ Wicky Wacky Down in Waikiki, Moonlight Bay, On a Coconut Island, Pearly Shells, Tiny Bubbles, Rock-A Hula Baby, Ukulele Lady, Yellow Bird and three or four others we could have done but ran out of time. Songs like Little Grass Shack and On the Beach at Waikiki were a great hit with the crowd.
Many thanks to Margaret Creighton the organizer, who booked us to play a true Hawaiian welcome while party goers received flower lei’s up on the deck as they entered the Clubhouse doors, and enjoyed happy hour before the pork roast dinner and a dance. Marg was great to our group, and the Yacht club members gathered around to hear us play were so appreciative that they bought our group a round of icey cold beer!!! Mahalo!!!