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 and Christmas/Ukulele quiz - at our NEW LOCATION
December 17, 2013
Snacks and desserts, and coffee, beer and wine 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 as usual. Entrance fee: $8.
What we'll do at this "meeting"
In addition to the regular description below, in December we have Ralph's Christmas/Ukulele quiz, for prizes yet! Not exciting prizes, but prizes none-the-less.
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. That's sort of true, except in December, we use our special print-it-yourself Christmas songbook. You will get the link if you're on our mailing list.
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 email@example.com
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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Thanks to Ruth Raymond, Ron Usher, Jesse Read and Hansol Kim for photos on this page
|This page was last modified on April 17, 2013.
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