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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


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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:


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

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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