Ukulele Performance Strikes the Right Chord with Leeds Residents

16 March 2018 News


As part of a vibrant and varied programme of activities on offer at Middleton Park Lodge in Leeds, local entertainer, ‘Ukulele Henry’, gave an enthusiastic and humorous performance to residents recently, playing a selection of songs spanning the 40s, 50s and 60s. The singer and performer is popular within the 50-bed home due to his lively and interactive routine, which encourages singalongs, reminiscence and dance. At his most recent performance, residents including Rhoda, Robert and Josephine joined in with favourites by Frank Sinatra, Matt Monroe, and Fats Waller, and care staff ensured there was plenty of room in the main lounge for dancing the afternoon away. Home Manger Frances Leighton commented, “Musical activities are such a core part of life at the home, and are a great way for those who struggle with communication to engage socially with their fellow residents, through music and dance. “We have booked Ukulele Henry a few times as he is a well-loved, local entertainer, singing songs that many residents remember dancing to in their youth, but with a humorous flair.”