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.

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GIG: Ukrainian Cultural Village, Sunday, June 24

Sunday, June 24


Come see our June Ukrainian Cultural Village gig from 3:30 – 4:45 on Sunday, June 24 at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage 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.

Players, please bring your own stand and books, or arrange to share. Meet outside the Visitor Centre (#1 on the site map).

3:30 – 4:45 .


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It might sprinkle, but we’ll have a roof!

EVENT  Saturday, June 2, 2018, 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. Bring your friends and family! Make them sing!

HOW?     Format change for this year: instead of pre-chosen song lists, we’ll be playing songs from the Beloff Daily Ukulele / Daily Ukulele Leap Year books, chosen on the spot (Player’s Choice, circle style) 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 for more, including a list of some of our sweet door prizes.


Friends: Pleasantview Music Swap tonight

Musical Instrument Swap Meet at Pleasantview Hall

It’s Ukulele Jam Camp time!

  • WHEN      7 P. M. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • WHERE    Pleasantview Hall
    10860 57 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
  • ADMISSION   $2.00

It’s time to clear out your music closet to make room for stuff from other people’s music closets!

The Music Swap Meet is presented by our good friends at the Northern Bluegrass Circle Society. There will be books, CDs, records, banjos, ukuleles, mandolins, PA equipment, and much more for sale. (Sometimes trade. Sometimes to give away.)

Free coffee and snacks. I hear there’s fried chicken and coleslaw, and a post-swap jam session too.

Last Minute World Ukulele Day Shirts

Want one of these?

Your wish is my command — yes, we’ll have shirts this year. I’ll be placing the order in time for World Ukulele Day (February 2)

  • Is it sold by the Edmonton Ukulele Circle?  Nope, same as last time, these items are designed and produced and offered by a Circle member to you.
  • When will I get it?  On or before February 2.
  • Is it the same brand of shirt as last time? Yes. This shirt is ROYAL BLUE in colour; standard order is a unisex short sleeve Gildan heavyweight cotton, sizes S-M-L-XL-2XL-3XL. Cost is $30, payable by e-transfer. A small number of common sizes will be made available for the naked or the late or the impulse shopper.
  • Can you special-request ladies or youth sizes? How about unisex 4XL and 5XL? Yeah, I got your back. You can also ask about other sizes, and you will be accommodated if they are available. These special requests must be prepaid by e-transfer, however, as they will not be ordered unless they have a happy home to go to.
  • Why is it last minute? Ideally, this would have been decided and arranged earlier, but it was not.
  • What else you got goin’ on? I am already stylishly dressed! I have tote bags tough enough to carry both Daily Ukulele books, plus carry your kazoo and your water bottle, in two different designs. I have strings, of many varieties in soprano, concert, and tenor (baritone sold out). I still have Hipster Owl shirts from last year, also. (People who were interested in a reorder and did not pick up or contact me — I probably still have your shirt. If you want it, let me know, or I’ll free them for sale to others on February 2!)

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Event: Ukulele Jam Camp

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!

  • WHEN      Sat/Sun October 14-15, 2017
  • WHERE    Camp He Ho Ha
    Hwy 16, about 1 hr west of Edmonton, AB
  • REGISTRATION   $149.00

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!

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.