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ABOUT US

MISSION STATEMENT

In the spring of 2011 ,with the resurgence of the popularity of the small but powerful Ukulele, a few intrepid Edmonton players went looking for a place to play and learn with other like minded strummers. At that Time no opportunity was to be found in the Edmonton Area so we created one. We called it the Edmonton Ukulele circle. There are now a number of circles in and around Edmonton. This site contains information about the circle that meets at the Bogani cafe and the Lois Hole Library. It also includes some general information about Ukulele circles in and around the Edmonton area. Happy strumming!

THE EDMONTON UKULELE CIRCLE – Bogani Cafe

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.

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” ( the yellow book )and the “Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition” ( the blue book ). Monthly Circle play selections will be posted on this blog for the circle at Bogani cafe and the Lois Hole Library. – click on SONG LIST above this post. We contribute $5.00 each to Gary Myers a professional musician who leads the circle.

Your Ukulele news, comments and suggestions are welcome on this site or on our Facebook page at Edmonton Ukulele.

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Posted by on December 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Ukrainian Village and Fort Edmonton

We have been invited to play our Ukuleles at Fort Edmonton the following dates:

Saturday June 18, Sunday July 03 and Saturday August 13 WE WILL MEET AT THE PARK  12.30 to 3.30 at the Fort Edmonton Park 1920s street

We have also been invited to play at the Ukranian Village for their Harvest days weekend on September 11th. We can car pool to the Village. We need to be there between 11.30 and 2.00 .

These “gigs” will be a sing along format with us leading the participants in a sing a long. We have chosen music at the request of the Parks that is in keeping with their mandate of education people about Edmonton in the period 1900 – 1930.  The SONG LIST IS PUBLISHED ON THE PAGE ABOVE>

Anyone who want to participate should message the group through this wordpress page or sign up at Bogani or Lois Hole Library circles.in advance of the event.   thanks

There will be a practice of all the songs on May 08 at Lois Hole Library between 2 and 4 ..

Should be very fun!

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

CAMP UKULELE

CAMP UKULELE

Our Friend in the Ukulele world, Ron has this proposal:

ON:   October 15 and 16   2016

AT:   Camp He Ho Ha, about 45 minutes west of Edmonton just off HWY 16

WHAT:   A Ukulele music camp would convene ….Along with a group of Bluegrass players who would convene for their annual music camp at the same time and place.

WHO: The Bluegrass society would bring    RALPH SHAW   noted Canadian Ukulele master and teacher, to the camp to perform, and teach Ukulele classes Saturday and again Sunday.

YOU: We would stay the night and play our ukus     with everyone in a big evening jam.

They would feed us wonderful meals.

It would cost $149.00 each.

 

SO: DO YOU WANT TO JOIN US?? CALL RON 780 488 5246 for more details.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Lois Hole Library change of May circle date

The May Lois Hole Circle date is changed from May 14 to Sunday May 08 from 2 until 4.  There is a special program at the library in the month of May and no saturday dates are available. It may be going forward that Sunday is a better day for this circle.  Can we have some feedback on this. The library has more availability on Sundays that Saturdays.  Would that be a better day for people to attend?  It would have to be in the afternoon as the library is not open until 1.  ??? thanks

Note:  The play list will be posted on this site. The May 08 date will be a run through of songs that we may play this summer at the Ukranian Cultural Village and Fort Edmonton Parks.   thanks everyone.

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Ukulele in the PARK JUNE 05, 2016

Sunday June 05,2016 between 1.30 and 4 PM ukulele players will gather at John Janzen Nature Centre Park on the Compost deck to sing and play their Ukuleles. Bring a music stand, a chair and your family and friends. Picnic sites available. Please no alcohol. Free.
This was fun last year. It should be even more fun this year. Donations for “door prizes” gratefully received. Just bring them to the Park or let us know on this website. Song list to be posted to this site and Facebook page SOON!

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

CAMROSE UKULELE CIRCLE

Our Ukulele playing friends in and around Camrose want everyone to know that they have started a circle at the Camrose Library at 4710 – 50Ave on the 3rd Monday of the month between 6.30 and 8PM.

Call Lisa at the Library for more information.

They will have music available at the circle. Join them for some fun!

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

STRUM WORKSHOP LOIS HOLE LIBRARY

 

RE: strum workshop by Ron Mercer at the Lois Hole Library Feb 27 between 10.30AM and 12.

THIS workshop was GREAT.  We will run another ” ukulele degree course”  at the Ron Mercer U OF A (UKULELE OF ALOHA ) soon. Watch this site for that and other events.  thanks to everyone who attended.

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

SHERWOOD PARK CIRCLE

There is a Sherwood Park circle contact them at pregitz@shaw.ca. They meet on the first Sunday of the month from 1 – 3 PM.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
 
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