Friends: HULA’s Woodstuke next weekend

Our friends at HULA are hosting WOODSTUKE!


It’s 50 years since Woodstock! And our friends at HULA are celebrating by miniaturizing it and putting it in Sherwood Park – smaller crowd, choice selection of tunes, tinier instruments.

It’s free of cost, but you MUST register at HULA to attend.

You will be emailed the music and the directions to the venue once you register. Deadline is Friday, August 16. There will be prize draws and all kinds of good fun. See the HULA site for details.

 

HEY PLAYERS: Alphabetical Song Index

Picture this: a crowded, happy room full of semi-caffeinated ukulele players, each, in turn, choosing songs for the group to play. We hear your plaintive voices hoping faintly that the next player will tell you the page number before the song starts.

Sometimes the player announces the title, but hasn’t found the page in the book yet. Sometimes the title is tricky (is it Dock Of The Bay or Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay? No, wait, I meant something else!) Sometimes, people are talking or noodling between tunes, or something is misheard.

No problem! This can be solved without weeping, corporal punishment or rending your garments! Take your fate into your own hands and arm yourself with information.

You can get your own alphabetical index of the Beloff books right here. Print it! Download it to your phone! Put it on your iPad! Email it to your nephew! Go on, go nuts.

Download the alphabetical index PDF.

It’s also linked from the Song Titles: Beloff Books Full Index page at the top of the screen.

Event: Ukulele Jam Camp

Join the ukulele community Sat/Sun October 13-14, 2018 for a weekend of workshops and music on the shores of beautiful Isle Lake!


It’s Ukulele Jam Camp time!

  • WHEN      Sat/Sun October 13-14, 2018
  • WHERE    Camp He Ho Ha
    Hwy 16, about 1 hr west of Edmonton, AB
  • REGISTRATION   $149.00

It’s the 3rd Annual Ukulele Jam Camp, presented by our good friends at the Northern Bluegrass Circle. Workshops led by multi-instrumentalist Barry Luft!

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!

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.

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.

 

Group Lessons for Beginners

Welcome to all the new folks who have come to check out the circle!


Sooo, several of the new players have asked about group lessons. You are in luck, as our friend Ron Mercer is offering a series through Strathcona County starting January 19, 2017 through March 9.

If you’re looking for one-on-one instruction instead, let us know, as we can help connect you with a teacher.

Read on for more information!

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