Sit up and pay attention, because Graeme Williams of Meteor Music has this to say:
‘My name is Graeme Williams and I am the co-founder of a new website called Meteor Music (www.meteormusic.co.uk). We are Edinburgh based and you may have heard of my partner, Chris Abbott, who used to work at Rikki’s Music Shop. We specialise in retail of high-quality musical instruments, including ukuleles and accessories. I am writing to offer members of Ukearist a special 10% discount on all the products on our website (minimum spend £50). Our products are already heavily discounted so an additional 10% saving represents exceptional value for money.’
If you want to take advantage of this excellent offer, details are on the new Resources and Useful Links page.
I’ve been meaning to compile a page of useful links for a while, and have finally got around to making a start on it. It’s still a very short list so let me know if I’ve missed anything obvious or if you have anything interesting to add. There isn’t much that’s new but at least they’re all in one place, which appeals to my sense of tidiness (or my inner librarian). Hope to see you at the next meeting on 6th October, when we will hopefully be welcoming a guest from North Carolina.
The first meeting after the summer break is this coming Monday so if you’ve been naughty enough not have done any playing lately (and I’ll be first to put my hand up to that one!), then it’s time to blow the dust off your uke and get yourself along there. Hope to see you all again next week.
Not many people are going to be around over the summer so we’ve decided to take a break over the next couple of months. We’ll be back on Monday 25 August, same time, same place, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Enjoy your holidays.
Songs of Sun and Summer
The next Ukearist on Monday 30 June, will be a themed night celebrating sun and Summer, so let’s hope this does not chase the current glorious sunshine away. There are quite a few suitable songs already in the folders already, Summer In The City, Sunny Afternoon… and so on, and following on from some suggestions last night, and a little internet research on what other Uke groups think a Summer song list should include……., I will bring along copies of:
Summertime Blues Eddie Cochrane
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
All Summer Long The Beach Boys
Under The Boardwalk The Drifters Chorus easy, verses not so easy…….
Surfin’ USA The Beach Boys (…….I think most Beach Boys songs would qualify on this theme……)
Good Day Sunshine The Beatles
So wax down those boards, and get working on the bushy bushy blonde hairdos
It’s been a while since we had a themed night, so that’s something we could do on 30th June, before folks head off on their summer hols. We can make a decision on the subject at the next meeting on 16th June. Leave a comment, email via the contact page, or bring your ideas along to the next meeting. Here are some to get started:
The Moon and/or Sun
Bad people doing bad stuff
In the meantime, here are a couple of links to investigate:
Some interesting techie stuff to read http://everything2.com/user/Oolong/writeups/ukulele
and if anyone is contemplating taking up the bass uke but doesn’t want to cough up 400 quid for a Kala, Darren Field has been building some more affordable alternatives
Hope to see you next time with your thoughts on themes, when I may be able to croak, squeak or even warble my way through a song or two.
Apologies for the delay in posting this. I’ve had an email from Zahra Lowzley who is planning a workshop/performance tour of the UK over the coming months at various club venues and wants to know if we’d be interested in setting something up. In our case a workshop would be a possibility. You can check out a recent performance here
We can have a chat on Monday, and/or let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment or via the contact form.