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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Monday, June 25

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

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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.

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 Song List*

In My Life, p 186
In My Room, p 187
In the Middle of an Island, p 188
In the Still of the Night, p 189
It Never Rains in Southern California, p 190
Isn’t She Lovely, p 191
It Had to be You, p 192
It was a very good year, p 193
It’s a Good Day, p 194
It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie, p 195
It’s Now or Never, p 196
It’s Too Late, p 197
It’s Not Unusual, p 198

3:30-4:00 Open Mic

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

*The ones we don’t get to this month, we’ll start with next time. Some are quite demanding.

See you at Bogani Cafe!

2323 111 Street

EVENT: Fort Edmonton Gig June 10

Fort Edmonton Park Gig

Travel back in time with us to a simpler and dustier time, with more ice cream and fewer space launches! (The number of mosquitoes will be roughly the same.) We play from 1 – 3.

  • WHEN       Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1 – 3 PM
  • WHERE    Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 Street, Edmonton
  • DETAILS   Players, please meet at the main entrance at 12:30

Led by Donna D! Thanks, Donna!

Bring this:

  • Your ukulele, music stand, and books
  • Hat, water, sunscreen
  • Anything else you need to be comfortable playing outside

Seating is provided, but if you’d rather bring a chair than sit on a bench, you may. Players admitted to the park at no cost.

Check out the Fort Edmonton Park site map here.


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.