CAFE BLACKBIRD CIRCLE: Monday, July 23

Monday, July 23

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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GIG: Fort Edmonton July 21

Fort Edmonton Park Gig


Travel back in time with us to a simpler and dustier time, with more ice cream and fewer space launches! (The number of mosquitoes will be roughly the same.) We play from 1 – 3.


  • WHEN       Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1 – 3 PM
  • WHERE    Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 Street, Edmonton
  • DETAILS   Players, please meet at the main entrance at 12:30

Led by Donna D! Thanks, Donna!

Bring this:

  • Your ukulele, music stand, and books
  • Hat, water, sunscreen
  • Anything else you need to be comfortable playing outside

Seating is provided, but if you’d rather bring a chair than sit on a bench, you may. Players admitted to the park at no cost.

Check out the Fort Edmonton Park site map here.

BOGANI CAFE CIRCLE Sunday, July 15

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*

Java Jive, p 200
Kansas City, p 202,
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, p 204,
Knock Three Times, p 205,
La Vie En Rose, p 206
The Lady Is A Tramp, p 207,
The Last Time, p 208
Lay Down Sally, p 209
Lazy Day, p 210
Lazy River, p 212
Lazybones, p 213
Lean On Me, p 214

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

GIG: Valley Zoo “Arctic Sea Ice” Sunday, July 15

Edmonton Valley Zoo Arctic Sea Ice Gig


Did you know the Edmonton Valley Zoo is a Polar Bears International Arctic Ambassador Centre? They help people learn about the threatened habitat of Arctic animals due to sea ice losses.  While you may not be able to visit a polar bear locally, you can certainly meet Snowy Owls, an Arctic Fox, Northern Fur Seals, and other creatures.

We play from 2:30 – 4.


  • WHEN      Sunday, July 15, 2018, 2:30 – 4 PM
  • WHERE    Edmonton Valley Zoo, Edmonton
  • DETAILS  Players, please meet at the main entrance at 2:15

 

Bring this:

  • Your ukulele, music stand, and books
  • Hat, water, sunscreen
  • Anything else you need to be comfortable playing outside

Seating is provided, and we will be playing under a canopy.

Players admitted to the zoo at no cost.

 

EVENT: Peter Luongo Workshop in September

Peter Luongo MaxUke Workshop


Noted ukulele instructor Peter Luongo (of Mighty Uke fame) is bringing his MaxUke workshop to Alberta.

  • WHEN       Saturday, September 28 or Sunday September 29, 2018, all day
  • WHERE    ckUA Radio Performance Space, 9804 Jasper Avenue,Edmonton
  • DETAILS   $229, includes all materials, full day of instruction, catered lunch, and a little concert!

Visit www.maxuke.com for details or to register. Please note you can register now and still be refunded in full if you have to cancel prior to the deadline. So if you’re on the fence, please click through. If there aren’t enough registrations, the workshop will not occur.

Bring this:

  • Your ukulele, and your music stand

Seating is provided.

Want to make sure you’re in the same workshop as your friends? Leave a comment saying which day you’re going!

 

GIG: Seba Beach Market, Saturday, June 30

Saturday, June 30

It’s market day!

Come to the beach and drink lemonade while we entertain from 10:00 – noon this Saturday at the Seba Beach Market, 45 minutes west of Edmonton.

Weather should be nice. We encourage carpooling/ridesharing to the location. Please allow yourself an hour of travel time from the city to get there.

Players, please bring your own stand and books, or arrange to share. There is bench seating provided, or bring a chair. Meet outside the Seniors Centre, 109 1 St S, Seba Beach, AB.

10:00 – noon . If you’ve been to the market in previous years, please note the new location for 2018.

(Read on for the map, or to leave a comment.)

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