World Ukulele Day is Friday, February 2, 2018
Posters for you to download and print (more designs coming)
Read on for more information!
Join the ukulele community Sat/Sun October 14-15, 2017 for a weekend of workshops and music on the shores of beautiful Isle Lake!
It’s Ukulele Jam Camp time!
It’s the 2nd Annual Ukulele Jam Camp, presented by our good friends at the Northern Bluegrass Circle. Workshops led by noted ukulele-ist Mark Baker!
Your fee covers three one hour workshops, Saturday night accommodations, meals, snacks, and a mini festival. Jam until the wee hours. Or sleep. We won’t judge you. Did we mention that the food is excellent? It is.
Register and see schedules and more information at the Ukulele Jam Camp site.
It is excellent fun and a great way to meet other players (and ogle their ukuleles). You’ll meet Acoustic Music Workshop people too. Ogle their banjos!
Don’t be sad and regretful in the doldrums of winter when you overhear everyone lovingly reminiscing about their woodland musical adventures. JOIN THEM!
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
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.
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.)
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!
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 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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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.)