Event: Chautauqua Festival Ukulele Workshop with Gary Glewinski

Join the ukulele community Friday, August 18 for a free event!


Gary Glewinski will lead a beginner workshop at 1 P. M. (kids and youth welcomed) and a group playalong at 2 P. M.

Chautauqua Festival Workshop

  • WHEN      Friday, August 18, 2017, Beginners Workshop: 1:00 P. M.  Ukulele Community 2:00 P. M.
  • WHERE    Chautauqua Tent: Strathcona County Community Centre Parking Lot
    401 Festival Ln, Sherwood Park, AB
  • REGISTRATION   Free of cost! Drop in.

If you enjoyed (or missed out on Gary’s workshops at the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, be sure to come on out to Sherwood Park to join in. For those coming at 2:00, please bring a stand and your yellow Beloff book.

 

Ukrainian Cultural Village GIG: Sunday, June 25

Sunday, June 25
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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.)

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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!

 

Event: Ukestration Concert & Workshop June 22

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 Workshop

  • WHEN      Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00-9:15 P. M.
  • WHERE    Strathcona County Community Centre (Councillor’s Chambers)
    401 Festival Ln, Sherwood Park, AB
  • REGISTRATION   $35.00 per participant. To register, set up a profile and register online at the summer add-in programs and workshops page for Strathcona County, or you could call 780-464-2852 or visit www.strathcona.ca to see other ways to register.

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.

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Tiny change to one song: JOHN JANZEN EVENT Final Songlists

Oops! We had to replace a song.

Edmonton Ukulele Circle
Don’t Fence Me In – Blue p. 85
Sweet Georgia Brown – Blue p. 334
All of Me – Yellow p. 20
Any Time – Yellow p. 25
*It’s Only A Paper Moon – Yellow p. 133

*Formerly Sunny Side Of the Street, already claimed by Strathcona County!

MORE INFO?     See the John Janzen Centre event page here on our site.

(Read on to see the full, updated song lists.)

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JOHN JANZEN EVENT Final Songlists

As promised, here are the song lists.

EVENT  Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:30 – 3:30.

WHERE?   John Janzen Nature Centre Compost Deck, 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton (Same parking lot as Fort Edmonton).

WHO?     Everyone is welcome. Players from groups all over the province are invited.

HOW?     Each group invited selects five songs from the Beloff Daily Ukulele / Daily Ukulele Leap Year books, and the mass of ukulele players will play them together. You don’t need to be in a group to come and play!

It’s free! No cost to you.

MORE INFO?     See the John Janzen Centre event page here on our site.

(Read on to see the song lists.)

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Well, that was fun!

A dandy time was had by all at World Ukulele Day


Feedback included:

  • WOOOOOOOO! (Indeed!)
  • Can I join your group? And your other group? (Yes! And probably!)
  • Who’s that awesome person playing now? (Which one? We had multiple awesomeness!)

Also, it was noted that occasionally it was difficult to hear people speaking on stage. (We’ll be working to change that for next time!)

We had at least 130 players, and a full contingent of singers and attendees in the stands.