CAFE BLACKBIRD CIRCLE: Monday, September 24

Monday, September 24

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30. We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections, as usual. If you want to let us know in advance what you’ve chosen, leave the title and page in a comment!

(Read on to leave a comment with your song choice!)

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Event: Ukulele Jam Camp

Join the ukulele community Sat/Sun October 13-14, 2018 for a weekend of workshops and music on the shores of beautiful Isle Lake!


It’s Ukulele Jam Camp time!

  • WHEN      Sat/Sun October 13-14, 2018
  • WHERE    Camp He Ho Ha
    Hwy 16, about 1 hr west of Edmonton, AB
  • REGISTRATION   $149.00

It’s the 3rd Annual Ukulele Jam Camp, presented by our good friends at the Northern Bluegrass Circle. Workshops led by multi-instrumentalist Barry Luft!

Your fee covers three one hour workshops, Saturday night accommodations, meals, snacks, and a mini festival. Jam until the wee hours. Or sleep. We won’t judge you. Did we mention that the food is excellent? It is.

Register and see schedules and more information at the Ukulele Jam Camp site.

It is excellent fun and a great way to meet other players (and ogle their ukuleles). You’ll meet Acoustic Music Workshop people too. Ogle their banjos!

Don’t be sad and regretful in the doldrums of winter when you overhear everyone lovingly reminiscing about their woodland musical adventures. JOIN THEM!

CANCELLED: City Market – September 15

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Sorry, everybody. Edmonton City Market Downtown Gig


The sweetest busker gig in town. The Market is extremely popular, and parking is, too. Allow sufficient time to find parking nearby or to walk from your spot. You can also get there on the LRT. We play from 12 – 3.

 

  • WHEN       Saturday, September 15, 2018, 12 – 3 PM
  • WHERE    Outdoor market, 102 Ave and 104 Street, Edmonton
  • DETAILS   Players, please meet at the information booth at 11:45

Bring this:

  • Your ukulele, music stand, and books
  • Hat, water, sunscreen / scarf, insulated mug, snowboots (kidding, but do check the weather)
  • Anything else you need to be comfortable playing outside
  • Seating is not provided, so don’t forget your chair.

Check out the City Market site here.

BOGANI CAFE CIRCLE Sunday, September 16

We’ll be meeting at our regular time, 2:00 – 4:30 at Bogani Cafe.
We’re continuing our musical journey through the blue Beloff Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition. Our mandate is to attempt every song in the book.

During these sessions, we will all be challenged musically. We’ll play each song once to familiarize ourselves with the rhythm, melody and roadmap. Then we’ll go over it a second (or third) time to reinforce what we’ve just learned. Before we go on to the next song, I’ll ask you to share any tips or insights that you may have for me. Improvement, not perfection is our goal. And fun. Music is to be enjoyed. Let’s all learn to smile!

2:00-2:30 Arrival. Place café order at till. Greet and get to know each other. Tune your ukuleles. Settle in.

2:30-3:30 Song List*

TBA

3:30-4:00 Open Mic

This is an opportunity for you to stretch yourself in front of a friendly audience. Prepare a song to perform as a solo, or lead the group in a song of your own choosing. It can be a song we’ve already done, or something new. If you are leading a song that is not in the Blue book, bring along 20 charts.

4:00-4:30 Informal Strum Along with Friends

*The ones we don’t get to this month, we’ll start with next time. Some are quite demanding.

See you at Bogani Cafe!

2323 111 Street