A ukulele concert was staged in the grounds of Cliffe Castle.

The event at the bandstand featured performers from Baildon Ukulele Club and was organised by Cliffe Castle Park Conservation Group.

After starting with Putting On The Style, members went on to play music from Dylan’s Blowing In The Wind to a Johnny Cash medley including his signature I Walk The Line.

A spokesman for the group said: “The sun was shining during the concert, though maybe not quite so hot as in the homeland of the ‘ukes’, as these versatile instruments are affectionately known.

“There was plenty of opportunity for the enthusiastic audience to sing along, including the ‘ratatatatat’ chorus of Chanson d’Amour. As well as acting as compere, Bob Mothers chose the Kaiser Chiefs’ hit song Ruby for one of his solos. Another member performed the song that is associated with the ukulele in most people’s minds – George Formby’s Leaning On A Lamp-post.”

There was a more serious side to last Sunday’s performance, as the ukulele club recently lost one of its founder members, John Rowland. She said the group was asking for donations for Manorlands, where Mr Rowland was cared for. She said: “This coming Sunday will see the Ilkley Jolly Jivers return to the bandstand in Cliffe Castle Park following their foot-tapping appearance last year.”