Somebody left their green Korg tuner after the meeting on 10th February. I’ve got it for safe keeping.
It’s business as usual on the 27th. We’ll be having a slightly belated tribute to the late great Phil Everly, so you may wish to investigate these:
Crying in the rain (I think we did this for our Rainy Night)
These are only suggestions. If you have any other ideas or have any new songs to try out, then by all means post them here or bring them along on the night.
Please note that the meeting on 13th January has been cancelled. The first meeting of 2014 will now be on 27th January. Sorry for any inconvenience, and apologies also to any new members or visitors who were planning on coming along. I hope you can come on the 27th instead.
The first meeting of 2014 is on 13th January. Hope to see you then….
The next meeting is of course the last one before the Christmas and New Year break. As always we shall be moderately indulging in drinks and nibbles whilst stumbling through a selection of seasonal songs. If you don’t have a copy of the usual Christmas song book, you can download it here.
I’ll be updating the calendar for 2014 over the holidays. The first meeting after the New Year is on 13th January.
Only 21days of strum until the Ukearist Christmas party on 16 December, and time to winterwonder about the song list. Last year we decided that a lot of the songs in the Christmas Songbook could have better keys/ chords; and wondered if we should compile our own…. Unfortunately we did not make a note of which of the songs in the book needed tweeking.
As a start, here is a list of the songs I have in my personal Christmas folder; I have reformatted many of them from the original, and most are in the Ukearist folders already.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Key C from Uke Hunt
White Christmas. Key C from Ukulele Mike
Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer (including intro). Key C from Gene Autry
Winter Wonderland (including intro from Keonepax). Key C – from Keonepax with Bosco and Honey
Frosty The Snowman. Key C from Richard G
Santa Claus is Coming To Town. Key C from Richard G
Let It Snow. Key Bb. From Coveywood/ Piers Partridge
Mele Kalikimaka. Key F from Richard G. (This was my Christmas 2012 new song – from Bing Crosby and the Andrews sisters)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire). Key C. From ukuleleunderground. (My, new to me, song for Christmas 2013)
Run Run Rudolf (Chuck Berry). Key F My other new Christmas song 2012. From Ukulele Hunt
Suggestions about other songs? If you have the previous songbook it would help if you could sing through some of the songs that are not in the list above before the next meeting, and identify ones in undesirable keys/chords.
Another snapshot of what is currently happening at the Monday Ukearist – some old favourites, and some new or different stuff too:
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water
Walk Right Back
I’m Waiting For My Man
Take On Me
Friday (JJ Cale)
I’m a Believer
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
You’re the Cream In My Coffee
Folsom Prison Blues
What a Day for a Daydream
This Wheel’s On Fire
Hopefully I didn’t miss anything. Next Meeting is on 18th November