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The Mighty Uke

November 9, 2011 Comments off

Thanks to Emma at the Cameo Cinema for getting in touch to confirm this unmissable ukulele event in Edinburgh. Details of the show can be found at the Cameo website here and you can find out more about the film at the Mighty Uke. As well as the film there will be a performance by James Hill and a strum-along session too. I know one or two folk are interested in us going as a group which would be great, especially for the strum-along.

Jane

 

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The Mighty Uke is coming to Edinburgh

October 15, 2011 3 comments

Seize the chance to see this documentary film at the Cameo on Saturday 10th December,  along with a not-to-be-missed performance by uke virtuoso James Hill. Some other venues are already sold out, so why not get the run-up to Christmas off to a ukeing good start and get your tickets now.

Categories: Gig, Ukearist stuff

Ukes at the fringe

August 16, 2011 1 comment

Uke Hunt has a run-down of some of the top acts at this year’s fringe.  I saw Tricity Vogue’s cabaret last year with some fellow Ukearistas featuring both Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer and Helen Amey and can highly recommend all three.

What acts featuring ukuleles have you seen this year and can recommend?

Categories: Gig, Ukearist stuff

On 29 April, Celebrate …

April 7, 2011 2 comments

 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain!

They’re playing at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh at 8 pm on Friday, 29 April. What better way to cap off an inspiring (?) day?

Tickets are £18 (no concessions, boo!)

Be there or be … Royally Unfashionable.

Potential Gig at Slainte Mhath

February 8, 2011 2 comments

Follows is a message from Neil, sounds like a great idea to me and one that I’m up for!

First time posting on the website (though I’ve been attending Ukearist for a few months now) – I’ve had a wee idea which I’d like to share with you all…

In recent weeks there’s been a handful of songs that have been getting played quite regularly at the Ukearist, improving with every session – and I think a live performance would be just the thing to firm up a solid, great sounding repertoire that we could enjoy playing to other people. With that in mind, my friend Daley owns the Slainte Mhath pub in Melville Place – a relatively quiet, but friendly and newly refurbished place – and I was thinking that we might be able to arrange a little gig for family and friends at the pub. If we each invited two or three people I’m sure we’d have quite a crowd pretty quickly. I understand there is a little money available to spend on the band and, rather than simply drinking it ourselves (though that’s also a good idea!), I thought we could possibly put the money behind the bar for the benefit of our guests (and ourselves!) – a good way to get everyone into the party mood. I’ve spoken to Daley very briefly about the idea and he is definitely interested in sorting something out. We might also be able to sort out some deal with food (the chef is originally from Howie’s restaurant so a very high standard) – but I haven’t discussed this yet so couldn’t confirm. Also not sure if we’d be playing for free (and our own enjoyment) or if it might be possible to arrange a fee; all discussions yet to be had, assuming you guys are sufficiently interested.

Here’s a link to more details (and a few photos) of Slainte Mhath. If you’re interested in finding out more we could always head over there after a Monday evening session for a pint and a wee chat!

Please let me know what you think about this idea, either via the website or in person at the Ukearist meeting(s). I know that live performance may not be everyone’s cup of tea but this could be a good opportunity to try it out with a very friendly and familiar audience – and personally speaking, I’d *love* the challenge of working towards a live performance, and showing my nearest and dearest just how much FUN the uke can be.

Thanks for reading this far…! Hope to see lots of you at the next session on Monday 14th.

Neil

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Ukearist on Monday Relocating for the Night

August 13, 2010 Comments off

Tricity Vogue's Ukulele CabaretUkearist this coming Monday (16th August) will be relocating to
Tricity Vogue’s Ukulele Cabaret at the Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, EH1 1JS

It’s free and starts at 8.45, there has been talk of busking in the three sisters courtyard beforehand but I’m not sure if anyone has sorted anything out.

Make sure you bring your uke as there will plenty of opportunities to strum along as well as the open mic and other assorted fun, it promises to be a great night!

Categories: festival, Gig, open-mic

Edinburgh Festival Uke Action

August 6, 2010 9 comments

Greetings Festive Folks!

In addition to the listing for the Tricity Vogue Monday night open mic cabaret spots, our spies have spied a few more Festy Uke Options:

Helen Arney (comic musician) “Songs for Modern Loving” at the Caves 19.35 £8 (preview 6 Aug £5)

Lady Carol (“sad songs, silly stories, sauce”?- The List) “Malady” Assembly @ George Street 20.00 £10

 (also appearing at Tricity Vogue’s first Uke Cabaret on the 9th – that one’s free)

Vive Le Cabaret (MC hosts singing songs along with his ukulele)  Pleasance at Ghillie Dhu (2 Rutland Place – nowhere near the Pleasance) 21.30 £7.50 (this one could be a bit naughty…)

Anyone else found any others?

If anyone goes to any of these, please let us know what they’re like!

Categories: festival, Gig, open-mic