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ABOUT US

09 Dec

MISSION STATEMENT

With the resurgence of the popularity of the small but powerful Ukulele, a few intrepid players have gone looking for a place to play and learn with other like minded strummers. No opportunity was to be found in the Edmonton Area so we have created one. It will henceforth be known as …

THE EDMONTON UKULELE CIRCLE

WHY?

We exist to provide a comfortable and informal place for Ukulele enthusiasts of every level of ability to meet once each month to share a love of making music with the Ukulele.   Gary Myers, a professional musician and teacher, leads us during our jams.

WHERE?

Bogani Cafe (great coffee, great food)

2023 111th Street, Edmonton

WHEN?

Third Sunday of every month

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

We play songs from Jim Beloff ‘s “Daily Ukulele Song Book” and the “Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition”.  Monthly selections will be posted on this blog – click on SONG LIST

Please check this website for Ukulele news! and please add to it by your comments.

http://edmontonuke@wordpress.com

All members are encouraged to make comments and provide new ideas and suggestions

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21 Comments

Posted by on December 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

21 responses to “ABOUT US

  1. Diane Mitchell

    December 9, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Our group is growing. 30 members came to the last circle. We are ukulele players and wannabes of all ages and abilities Look forward to meeting new members. Our next circle will be on Dec 16th!.
    PS we no longer use the MEET UP site for our circle updates.

     
    • aborynecAustin Borynec

      February 9, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Hi Diane,
      I just got my first ukulele this past Christmas and have caught the bug! Hehehe. Would love to join your group. Is your next gathering on Sunday Feb 16 at Bogani’s? Is there a cost to join? I own both of Beloff’s ukulele song books. I live in Stony Plain and am really looking forward to meeting everyone.
      All the best
      Austin

       
    • aborynecAustin Borynec

      February 9, 2014 at 10:35 am

      I cannot find the group on the meetup website

       
  2. 1718w

    December 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Diane and Bob are owed a BIG THANKS for promoting our Uku Circle on Meetup and paying for it. They are committed to the Uku Circle. Diane has NOT “stepped down” as meet up suggests. She continues to take a leadership role in the circle and is single handedly keeping this web site current and managing all the communication issues. This is a BIG job.. any volunteers to help?
    As we said at our last few meetings the Meetup site is not cost effective. This web site is free.
    Our circle players have increased and our fun increases with every new player.
    Join me in thanking Diane and Bob for hatching this excellent circle and their continuing support in so many ways. THANKS

     
    • Diane Mitchell

      December 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Thanks Janet, for your generous comments. Our Circle is fantastic! There is no other ukulele group in Edmonton that has as much fun as we do. Well okay ours is the only group, but seriously…..how could it be any better with such a great bunch of ukulele players and our leader Gary Myers. See you on the 16th!

       
  3. 1718w

    January 21, 2013 at 11:09 am

    thanks Gary for organizing another workshop. You said it would be at Bogani’s on Sunday the 3rd of February at 2.30. The cost per player is $30.00. Look forward to it…

     
  4. stan franklin

    May 23, 2013 at 8:48 am

    calling all ukulele players and lovers of this music! CKUA is celebrating the opening of its new space at the Alberta Hotel building on Jasper Ave this Saturday. Gary is playing Hawaiian music from 12.30 to 12.55 and apparently there will be other and lots of Ukulele music… Just a FYI.
    Should be fun. Call CKUA for more info. OR maybe check the on line WHAT’s ON. Did not see it in the paper this morning… thanks

     
    • Diane Mitchell

      May 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

      Sounds like an awesome time! Please click on the link below for more info. CKUA UKULELE ORCHESTRA ….YAY!!!

      http://www.ckua.com/pages/partyinthepark

       
    • Judd

      May 20, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Dianne please be sure to pass on to everyone going to the June 1 picnic to refrain from using insect repellant near instruments for it will destroy the lacquered finish

       
      • Diane Mitchell

        May 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm

        i will foward this important information to Janet as she is the chief communicator for this very fun event and will take your request to heart. Hope everyone enjoys the picnic!

        Diane

        On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 7:51 PM, Edmonton Ukulele Circle wrote:

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  5. Bill

    December 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I just heard about your circle, couple of questions, is the book you are using written in tablature or actual music notes? I know there are different ukuleles, soprano,tenor etc, what uke do you recommend? Lastly, any players in the Spruce Grove- Stony area?

     
    • janet

      December 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks Bill. the book is in music notes and chords. it is not in tab. Most people at the circle have a soprano or tenor Uku. One person has a bass. The bass has different fingering for chords. Either a soprano or tenor is probably easiest. If there are players in the spruce – Stony area they are welcome to join our circle. But not sure if there any already attending. We can ask at the next get together! Hope that helps and hope to see you at the next circle on Dec 22

       
      • janet

        December 5, 2013 at 8:54 am

        sorry the next circle is NOT December the 22 it is DECEMBER THE 15th… Please NOTE thanks very much

         
  6. Greg Randall

    December 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    My friend Brenda Schmidt from Creighton, Saskatchewan is friends with someone from our group, and she won’t tell me who it is. I asked at our last circle, but there was no response. I am on a quest to find out who this mutual friend is. Please let me know! Please….

     
    • janet

      January 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

      perhaps you should bring your Uku and join us.. the secret may be revealed!

       
  7. Mallory Hazell

    January 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Hello fellow ukulele players,

    I would like to join this ukulele group. Where can I get a copy of the ukulele book you play from? Do you ever create song lists from the Ukulele Hunt website? It’s great. Do I need to do anything to join, or do I just show up at the next meeting?

    Thanks,
    Mallory

     
    • janet

      January 4, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Yes Malloroy just come to the next circle which will be January 19th. We play from the Beloff book calledJumpin Jimm’s Ukulele songbook the daily Ukulele. It is yellow and available at the circle for $25.00 or at some music stores in town like Long and McQuade. thanks for the referral to the Uku site. will take a look at that.
      Please join our circle and enjoy..

       
      • Don Marcotte

        January 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

        I would like to join your group this coming Jan. 19th. I would come for learning and info needed to participate. I have a ukulele but, alas, cannot play yet. What key should it be tuned to? I guess getting started is my first and biggest challenge…..Thanks for your help,

        Don

         
  8. Pat Condrotte

    March 31, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Are you getting together in April at Bogani’s? I recently bought a ukulele in Hawaii and learned to play a bit on a Princess Cruise. Would love to continue.

     
    • 1718w

      April 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      sorry that we had to cancel the april circle because the cafe was closed.. Hope to see you in May on the long weekend and in the Park June 1st from 2 to 4

       
  9. Audrey Shonn

    June 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I wish that some of the newer players would realize how fortunate we are to have Gary as our leader. What some people aren’t understanding is that when you have someone to lead, you follow them and keep the same timing/rhythm as the leader and rest of the group. People really need to listen to each other!
    As a seasoned (though not the greatest) player, I’m finding it extremely frustrating to have others in the group playing faster, and louder, with different chords and different strums than what our leader, Gary is playing. Every song is a train-wreck.
    Let’s have some respect for Gary and the other players, and listen to each other and try to play TOGETHER! Gary has so much to offer, and some of us are there to learn, not to show off. It may be a matter of ignorance, and if that’s the case, perhaps something should be said at the start of each session about listening and following when you have someone to lead the circle.

     

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