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.)