Monday, July 24
The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30. We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections, and taking a look at Repertoire Lists #10 and #11.
(Read on to see the lists or leave a comment with your song choice!)
We’ll be meeting at our regular time, 2:00 – 4:30 at Bogani Cafe. (playlist starts at 2:30, warmup and wander-in at 2)
I am pleased to announce this month’s guest circle leader, Gary Glewinski. You may have met him at World Ukulele Day, or through his music instruction. He also will be offering workshops at the Blueberry Bluegrass festival on the August long weekend.
You will need both your BLUE and YELLOW books.
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Monday, July 10
The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30. We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections.
(Read on to leave a comment with your song choice!)
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
Sunday, June 25
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.)
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!
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 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.