Next meeting – 3rd November

October 26, 2014 Leave a comment

The next meeting rather conveniently falls between Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes Night, so we have an excuse for  a two-pronged themed night this year. There should be ample material in the books by now but if you have any new ideas particularly on the theme of witches and general spookiness, or anything more to do with fire, please bring them along. Pointy hats optional, but we should probably leave the explosive stuff at home. Hope to see you then.

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Meteor Music special offer

September 24, 2014 Comments off

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.

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Update

September 24, 2014 Comments off

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.

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Next meeting – 25th August

August 21, 2014 3 comments

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.

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Monday Ukearist is on holiday!

July 1, 2014 1 comment

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.

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June 17, 2014 Comments off

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

Peter

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Themed night

June 6, 2014 3 comments

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:

Money

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.

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