Unfortunately due to ill health I won’t be able to attend the next couple of meetings. As numbers are already depleted and there may be difficulties with locking up etc, it seems easiest to cancel the next two meetings and resume on MONDAY 22 AUGUST. Apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience.
RIP Merle Haggard 6 April 2016
Be ready on Monday for Three (or Two) Chords and the Truth
I’ve now updated the calendar (somewhat tardily, for which I apologise) with dates for meetings for the next few months.
I’ve made a new page with the list as it stands so far. Add to it by posting a comment with your ideas of what we should be including (or indeed excluding).
I’ve just heard from the organisers of the first Ukulele Festival of Scotland. Here’s what they have to say:
Ukulele Festival of Scotland 6th to 8th May 2016
Dumfries – (not so far to go)!
We are incredibly proud that tickets are now on sale for our very first Ukulele Festival of Scotland.
We have a fantastic line up including:
James Hill from Canada (often described as the world’s best ukulele player)!!
Zoë Bestel, Mike Hind from Bermuda, Ken Middleton who is internationally acclaimed, Mersey Belles, Krabbers, Manitoba Hal from Canada, Ukulollo from Italy, Lucky Leles from Germany, Steven Sproat, Zahra Lowzley, Mother Ukers, Feckless & Fuddle and Michael Adcock, with more acts to be announced!
You can buy tickets and find all the information you need on our website which is now live!
We look forward to seeing you there if you can make it!
You may be interested in our Club Together Competition or our competition to win a prize for the club with the most members attending.
I’ve come out of hibernation to add a new link ukulele go.com to the appropriate page. This is an excellent site from Dave Ellis which is aimed mostly at beginners but has something for everybody and lots of interesting and useful stuff to explore.
This year’s festive frivolity was yet another addition to the ever-expanding uke family that is taking over my house. It’s a Makala Waterman, cost less than a bottle of decent single malt, comes with Aquila strings, is almost invisible and plays rather well.
Hope you are all well. Happy New Year and hope to see you on the 11th.
Christmas is not far away (again, so soon) and the last meeting of 2015 will be on 14th December. Feel free to bring along drinks, nibbles for sharing, Santa hat, reindeer costume… or just your uke(s) if you feel so inclined. Please also bring your copy of the usual Christmas song book, as we’ll be wanting to play some, all or none of its contents. If don’t have a copy of the pdf, you can get one here. There aren’t any spare copies so if you don’t have one of your own, you’ll just have to cosy up and share.
Hope to see you then. Meetings will resume on 11th January 2016.