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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.

http://edmontonuke@wordpress.com

 

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

BLACKBIRD CAFE CIRCLE

We are excited to announce a new circle in the west end of Edmonton. BLACKBIRD CAFE formerly known as Jeffreys Cafe at 9640 142 street 780 451 8890.
Blackbirds is very welcoming to the idea of a Ukulele circle on Monday evenings between 6.30 and 8.30.
We agreed to try it twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. If we get enough interest and Blackbirds are still welcoming to us we may expand this to every Monday in the New Year.

The venue is often used for performers. We will have the front of the cafe. It does not have any couches and the tables and chairs can be rearranged as we like. It has good lighting and acoustics.

As it will be a self lead circle there will be no cost. We will play from the Beloff books and anything that takes our fancy and that people want to copy for the group.
As with Boganis, Blackbirds ask that we have a coffee, and maybe something to eat.

For people coming from the southside It is located about 15 minutes from the Whitemud exit at 149st st. You go to 142 st and then about 10 minutes to the venue. It has easy access from downtown, the westend and easier access than other circles to people from the north side.

It is booked to start September 12th and 26th. Come out and join us!!

Note this circle will replace the Lois Hole circle that has been CANCELLEd because the library does not have room in its programming this year for our program.

Thanks everyone.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Seba Beach market Alberta agriculture day August 20

The Seba market loved us the first time and are pleased to ask us to return to help celebrate Alberta agriculture or market day on Saturday August 20th. We will meet at the pavilion in Seba beach at 10.15 am and play until about noon. We will play from the yellow and blue Beloff books and the play list we used for the last market day. If none has something you would like us to play please make 15 copies and we will give it a try!
Please join us if you can. Please let us know if you are coming by email reply or leave a message on this site. Thanks and see you there!

And pot luck lunch afterwards! Bring your swim suit ! Directions at the market. Fun

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Seba beach market children’s day

we have been invited to play our ukus July 09 from 10 AM to 12 noon at the Seba Beach market about 1 hour west of Edmonton.  It is just off Hwy 16 west.  No charge and no fee. If you would like to join us please leave contact information on this page so we can contact you with particulars. We do intend to post the play list on this site shortly. Probably children’s songs and the same play list we use for Fort Edmonton. Should be fun. Singers and family and friends welcome!

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Ukrainian Village and Fort Edmonton

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

Sunday July 03 and Saturday August 13 WE WILL MEET AT THE FORT EDMONTON PARK at the entrance at 12.30 we play from 1 to 2.30 at the Fort Edmonton Park 1920s street. Please wear your hat, black pants or black summer pants and a white top or Hawaiian themed shirt.  Please bring your Uku, a music stand that is free standing , the music and a smile.. picnic table benches will be provided by the park. Bring a chair if you prefer one.

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 meet us at the gate at Fort Edmonton at 12.30 on the day of the event. We have hats for the group $5.00 cash please. Yours to keep!!

 

Should be very fun! The first one was!

 
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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 will 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 will bring    RALPH SHAW   noted Canadian Ukulele master and teacher, to the camp to perform, and teach Ukulele classes Saturday and again Sunday.

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

They will feed us wonderful meals.

It would cost $149.00 each.

 

REGISTER NOW   http://www.ukulelejamcamp.com

 

Already many registered.. no limit bring a friend!!! Check you the camp at Camp he ho has website.  clean modern and perfect spot for a ukulele get away….

 

SO: DO YOU WANT TO JOIN US?? CALL RON 780 488 5256 if you need more details.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Lois Hole Library Circle

This circle has been cancelled. The library has program commitments this year that do not allow them to reliably and regularly host this circle this year. We appreciate the courtesy they showed us last year and look forward to playing in this venue in the future.

Thanks LOIS HOLE LIBRARY!

 

Please note the new westend circle at BLACKBIRD CAFE starting September 19th details are posted on this website.

 
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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

 
 
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