SECOND CUP CIRCLE: Monday, Sept 9

Monday, September 9

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30.

** REMINDER! NO CIRCLE AT BLACKBIRD UNTIL OCTOBER! **
July, August, and September circles will be held at
SECOND CUP
8902 – 149 Street

We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections, as usual. If you want to let us know in advance what you’ve chosen, leave the title and page in a comment!

(Read on to leave a comment with your song choice!)

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SECOND CUP CIRCLE: Monday, August 26

Monday, August 26

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30.

** REMINDER! NO CIRCLE AT BLACKBIRD UNTIL OCTOBER! **
July, August, and September circles will be held at
SECOND CUP
8902 – 149 Street

 

We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections, as usual. If you want to let us know in advance what you’ve chosen, leave the title and page in a comment!

(Read on to leave a comment with your song choice!)

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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.

 

SECOND CUP CIRCLE: September Circles

The Circle will continue to meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30 on the second and fourth Monday of the month through September.

** REMINDER! NO CIRCLE AT BLACKBIRD UNTIL OCTOBER! **
July, August, and September circles will be held at
SECOND CUP
8902 – 149 Street

 
We’ll announce in advance when we’ll be back at Cafe Blackbird.
Thank you to our friends at both Second Cup and Cafe Blackbird!

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.

SECOND CUP CIRCLE: Monday, August 12

Monday, August 12

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30.

** REMINDER! NO CIRCLE AT BLACKBIRD UNTIL SEPTEMBER! **
July and August circles will be held at
SECOND CUP
8902 – 149 Street

 

We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections, as usual. If you want to let us know in advance what you’ve chosen, leave the title and page in a comment!

(Read on to leave a comment with your song choice!)

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Bogani Cafe Update

Please note that the Bogani Cafe location of the Edmonton Ukulele Circle is discontinued.

Check out the many ukulele opportunities in the Edmonton area listed in this website.

The Edmonton Ukulele circle plays on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. It will be at Second Cup 8902 149 Street through July and August.

A big thank you to the Bogani cafe and their excellent staff for hosting the Edmonton Ukulele Circle, the first Ukulele circle in Edmonton. Contact the Bogani Cafe for future music events at their cafe. We have encouraged the Cafe to include ukulele music events at their cafe in the future. We hope that they do.

SECOND CUP CIRCLE: Monday, July 22

Monday, July 22

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30.

** REMINDER! NO CIRCLE AT BLACKBIRD UNTIL SEPTEMBER! **
July and August circles will be held at
SECOND CUP
8902 – 149 Street

 

We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections, as usual. If you want to let us know in advance what you’ve chosen, leave the title and page in a comment!

(Read on to leave a comment with your song choice!)

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BOGANI CAFE CIRCLE SUMMER HIATUS

Just a reminder that Bogani Cafe circle will be suspended for the summer. It will be back on September 15th, 2019.
Come out then for another season of playing the ukulele at Bogani Cafe!
Until then check out the plentiful ukulele opportunities in the Edmonton area, including the 2nd and 4th Monday circle, which will be at Second Cup 8902 149 Street through July and August.

All is back to normal in September. Or as normal as possible…

Keep playing and enjoying making music!

SECOND CUP CIRCLE: Monday, July 8

Monday, July 8

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30.

** REMINDER! NO CIRCLE AT BLACKBIRD UNTIL SEPTEMBER! **
July and August circles will be held at
SECOND CUP
8902 – 149 Street

 

We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections, as usual. If you want to let us know in advance what you’ve chosen, leave the title and page in a comment!

(Read on to leave a comment with your song choice!)

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CAFE BLACKBIRD CIRCLE: Monday, June 24

Monday, June 24

The Circle will meet at our regular time from 6:30 to 8:30.

** LAST CIRCLE AT BLACKBIRD UNTIL SEPTEMBER! **
July and August circles will be held at
SECOND CUP
8902 – 149 Street

 

We’ll be doing Player’s Choice song selections, as usual. If you want to let us know in advance what you’ve chosen, leave the title and page in a comment!

(Read on to leave a comment with your song choice!)

Continue reading

BOGANI CAFE CIRCLE SUMMER HIATUS

Bogani Cafe circle is cancelled June 16th ( Fathers’ Day) and will be suspended for the summer. It will be back on September 15th, 2019.
Come out then for another season of playing the ukulele at Bogani Cafe!
Until then check out the other circles in Edmonton including the Blackbird Cafe circle, which will continue throughout the season.

Keep playing and enjoying making music!

BOGANI CAFE CIRCLE Sunday, May 19

We’ll be meeting at our regular time, 2:00 – 4:30 at Bogani Cafe.
We’re continuing our musical journey through the blue Beloff Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition. Our mandate is to attempt every song in the book. Led by Greg R.

During these sessions, we will all be challenged musically. We’ll play each song once to familiarize ourselves with the rhythm, melody and roadmap. Then we’ll go over it a second (or third) time to reinforce what we’ve just learned. Before we go on to the next song, I’ll ask you to share any tips or insights that you may have for me. Improvement, not perfection is our goal. And fun. Music is to be enjoyed. Let’s all learn to smile!

2:00-2:30 Arrival. Place café order at till. Greet and get to know each other. Tune your ukuleles. Settle in.

2:30-3:30 Let’s Play

Last time we left off at “Singing The Blues” Page 306, Beloff Daily Ukulele Leap Year (Blue Book)

3:30-4:00 Open Mic (Optional)

This is an opportunity for you to stretch yourself in front of a friendly audience. Prepare a song to perform as a solo, or lead the group in a song of your own choosing. It can be a song we’ve already done, or something new. If you are leading a song that is not in the Blue book, bring along 20 charts.

4:00-4:30 Informal Strum Along with Friends

See you at Bogani Cafe!

2323 111 Street

EVENT: JOHN JANZEN in JUNE Come Play With Us!

It is only a couple of weeks away!

EVENT  Saturday, June 1, 2019, 1:00 – 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?     Groups provided song lists from the Beloff Daily Ukulele / Daily Ukulele Leap Year books, and each group will lead everyone to play together. You don’t need to be in a group to come and play!

It’s free! No cost to you.

MORE INFO?     Check the John Janzen Centre event page here on our site for more, including any changes or additions to the song lists. (Maybe even to add a list of some of our sweet door prizes!)