Whether you're a ukulele novice or a seasoned strummer the Vancouver Ukulele Circle is for you! King of the Ukulele, Ralph Shaw, leads the oldest ukulele club on the American Continent.
You say you can't sing and can barely play? NO PROBLEM! Quality is not an issue. We do this for fun. Sing as loud and free as you like because everyone else (over 100 people) is doing the same. We play from a 230 page book of classic songs.
Want to perform? Our open-mic time is your chance to shine no matter what level you're at. In fact the applause is all the louder for brave beginners.
So come and experience the folk music of the new millennium.
Ukulele is where it's at! Third Tuesday of the month "Rogulele"
nights are at the Rogue Folk Club, St. James Hall.
Next monthly meeting at St James Hall -
August's meeting will again be Alohalele night – we didn't get it out of our system in July. Wear your Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and coconut shell bras for some Island style fun.
August 19, 2014
Snacks and desserts, and coffee, tea and soft drinks are for sale. As well, there are restaurants in the area and you can bring food in. Doors open at 6:30; we'll start the playing and singing at 7:30. Entrance fee: $8, whether or not you have a ukulele.
What we'll do at this "meeting"
We're lucky to have this event led by internationally acclaimed ukulele performer, Ralph Shaw. We will play together from our songbook for about an hour, take a break, and then have an "open mike" (one-tune performances) by willing people. Come along and join the fun.
We're not scary or intimidating, and we have the whole range of playing abilities, including people who don't play the uke at all but for some reason like hearing a roomful of them. You're welcome to come and lurk or come and join us (there's the same entrance fee either way)! Here's a real quote from a new participant:
Had a great time at my first Uke Circle meeting. It was incredibly refreshing to be with a group of people who enjoy making music for the sheer fun and joy of it. Thanks to everyone for being so welcoming. Dennis
Check out Ralph's blog for a month-by-month running commentary of the goings-on.
Changes in location for some reason will be made known
to people on the group's Vanukes yahoogroup mailing list. If you'd like to
be on the list, send a note to Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org
giving your name, location, and your interest in the group (enough to make
it clear that you're a real person and not a spammer).
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