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Terrible weather, great gig!

Despite the bad weather, the Algarve Ukulele Band performed to a full house on May 7 at the Casa do Povo in Moncarapacho.

Howard Scott Parkin, the band leader, said: “We were amazed that people went out to see the show on such a bad night.”

Ninety percent of the takings went back to the local community and the Salvation Army.

“The place was rocking with dance music from this unique 19-piece band, all playing a variety of instruments, besides ukuleles,” said Howard. “It was also exciting to have the addition of two great new banjo players.”

The band is now looking for a violin player.

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