CAFE BLACKBIRD CIRCLE: Monday, June 12

Monday, June 12

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30. We’ll be running through some of the tunes for the upcoming summer gigs in between Player’s Choice song selections.

(Read on for the repertoire list, or to leave a comment with your song choice!)

Playlists and Requests

You may have noticed that many of the upcoming gigs want vintage tunes, so we will choose from repertoire list 12, 13, or 14. Yes, we have more vintage tunes, yes, we’ll run up a couple more lists! Variety is the spice of life!

Want to announce your song choice ahead of time so people can practice? Leave a comment with the title, songbook, and page number! Or if you’re bringing something not in the books, you can let us know about that, too.

Welcome to any new players who will be stopping in to check it out.

See you at Cafe Blackbird!

9640 142 Street

 

Ukrainian Cultural Village GIG: Sunday, June 25

Sunday, June 25
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TWO BANDS NEEDED – UP TO 24 PLAYERS TOTAL

The Circle will meet for our June Ukrainian Cultural Village gig from 1-3 on Sunday, June 25 at the Ukrainian Cultural Village, Highway 16, east of Edmonton, just east of Elk Island National Park. RAIN OR SHINE, my dears. It’s vintage vehicle day! We encourage carpooling/ridesharing to the location. Please allow yourself an hour of travel time from the city to get there.

Any circle member is welcome to sign up to perform with the group at this engagement. Chairs are provided, bring your own stand and books, or arrange to share.

There are two performance stages, one in the courtyard (#68 on the park map, same place as last year if you played) and one on the flatbed stage in the vehicle exhibit area (unknown exact location, but pretty obvious once we arrive). We are fielding two groups of players, one for each stage, as the performances will overlap. So yes, two bands. Players wishing to accommodate physical access requirements will probably prefer the courtyard side.

COURTYARD:  1:30 – 2:30    FLATBED STAGE:  2 – 3.

PLEASE ARRIVE BY 1:00 PM TO ALLOW FOR STAGE TIME CHANGES.

We’ll be playing songs selected from our repertoire lists (click to see them) and probably working with lists 12, 13, and 14, as well as other vintage (pre-1935) tunes.

(Read on for additional details, or to leave a comment.)

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Laurier Heights Tea GIG: Thursday, June 8

Thursday, June 8

 

We’ll be performing at the Laurier Heights Seniors Community Tea gig from 3:00-4:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 8 at the Laurier Heights Community League, 14405 82 Avenue.

Any ukulele player is welcome to join us to perform with the group at this engagement.  Chairs are provided, bring your own stand.

We’ll be playing songs selected from repertoire lists 12, 13, and 14 (click to see them) and O Canada (download it here).

Hope to see you there!

 

Event: Ukestration Concert & Workshop June 22

Join the ukulele community June 22 for a concert and workshop!


Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart lead a fun co-operative workshop and perform for the group. Bring your ukulele, or you’ll feel all weird and self-conscious, probably.

What will you learn? Check them out on YouTube to see video of previous workshops.

Ukestration Workshop

  • WHEN      Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00-9:15 P. M.
  • WHERE    Strathcona County Community Centre (Councillor’s Chambers)
    401 Festival Ln, Sherwood Park, AB
  • REGISTRATION   $35.00 per participant. To register, set up a profile and register online at the summer add-in programs and workshops page for Strathcona County, or you could call 780-464-2852 or visit www.strathcona.ca to see other ways to register.

Ukestration describes the process of breaking down a piece of music into multiple parts (yeah, orchestration!) to play as a group. These parts are customized to your skill level to allow everybody to play and contribute to the sound.

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Tiny change to one song: JOHN JANZEN EVENT Final Songlists

Oops! We had to replace a song.

Edmonton Ukulele Circle
Don’t Fence Me In – Blue p. 85
Sweet Georgia Brown – Blue p. 334
All of Me – Yellow p. 20
Any Time – Yellow p. 25
*It’s Only A Paper Moon – Yellow p. 133

*Formerly Sunny Side Of the Street, already claimed by Strathcona County!

MORE INFO?     See the John Janzen Centre event page here on our site.

(Read on to see the full, updated song lists.)

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Cancelled: MAY 21 BOGANI & MAY 22 BLACKBIRD

Sunday, May 21 (Bogani Cafe Circle) and Monday, May 22 (Cafe Blackbird Circle) are both cancelled due to the Victoria Day long weekend.

The universe aligned in a rare way to cause 3rd Sunday (Bogani) and 4th Monday (Blackbird) to occur on the same weekend. Also, it’s the long weekend. There was talk of adapting the time to accommodate our host cafes, and/or playing a possibly very-low-attendance circle, but it was decided that it would be best to leave the holiday alone.

It’s a long time to go without, especially for Bogani circle folk, so go forth and strum! Drink lemonade and relax in the sun.

See you in June! Would anyone like to meet in early June to rehearse some of the John Janzen songs? (Tentative schedule: June 1, the library by Westmount.)