Yes it has, and here’s the explanation:
Our founder, inspiration and main man, Mark McGlynn, suddenly and very sadly died in October last year. Funky Pluckers was his baby, he brought the group together, introduced and arranged many of the songs we played, recorded and mixed, publicised what we were up to and kept in touch with the world. He also crested the wave of ukulele popularity, rolling out workshops, jams, lessons and uke picnics in the park through Newham Ukes and The Uke Troop, producing ukulele songbooks and generally bigging up this tiny but smile-inducing instrument. His blogs, posts and tweets are much missed.
His legacy falls to us, and we will do our utmost. We continue to pluck away, making sounds that are unique (I mean that in the best possible way!), and creating some of that ukulele joy.
We may not be as prolific as hitherto, but we will gradually update the website and let the world know what we’re up to. So watch this space….