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

 

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!

 

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.)

CAFE BLACKBIRD CIRCLE: Monday, May 8

Monday, May 8

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30. We’ll be running through some of the tunes for next month’s John Janzen Nature Centre event (read on). There’s a star next to the ones we should try first. Of course, we’ll do Player’s Choice song selections, too.

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

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CAFE BLACKBIRD CIRCLE: Monday, April 24

Monday, April 24

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30. We’re pretty good at filling the evening with Player’s Choice song selections, but occasionally people prefer to pass. This time, when somebody passes, we’ll cherrypick from a repertoire list (read on). Tonight we will also announce the tunes we’ll be playing at the John Janzen event in June..

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

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*NOTE DATE CHANGE* WOODCROFT LIBRARY: Sunday, April 23

It’s tomorrow, Sunday, April 23

The Circle will meet to talk about music from 2-4 on Sunday, April 23 at the Woodcroft Library, 13420 114 Avenue. Will we play a bit of music? Yeah, maybe! Bring your ukulele.

We’re gathering to discuss music and strategy for our summer fun events. The Woodcroft Library is just a bit north of Westmount Mall.

Among other things, we’ll be checking out some of the Car Songs suggested for our Vintage Auto gig, and era-appropriate tunes for Fort Edmonton. I’ve got a list of Zoo Tunes too, if you like!

(Read on to leave a comment with your own suggestion.)

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