July Update!

Hi Uke Friends!

Just a reminder about our next meeting on Saturday 6 July at 2pm, on the second floor of the Old Schoolhouse, Wharf St, Logan Village.

We had a great lot of fun at our June meeting with about a dozen members present to sing and Uke an afternoon away 🙂 Personally, I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday and I thank you for joining me!

We welcomed Norm, from Tamborine, new to our group this month. Norm plays Baritone Ukuleles (most of the time) so I will be sure to include baritone chords at our July meeting. Norm was warmly met by our members and said he enjoyed your company very much! I’m sure we would all agree…..it was OUR pleasure to welcome him and very glad he felt he could sing and play with us.

In our June meet we played some of our favourites:
• Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
• Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
• Happy Together – The Turtles
• Ain’t She Sweet – Milton Ager & Jack Yellen.

We also tried some new songs:
• Dear Prudence – The Beatles
• I’m Leaning on a Lamp Post – George Formby
• You Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House
• We’ll Sing In The Sunshine – Gale Garnett

Michael showcased a Hawaiian Song he has been learning and Rachel gave us a listen to her version of ‘Tears in Heaven’ by Eric Clapton. Both were greatly appreciated by the group, it takes guts to put your new songs on show but also shows that the group are very respectful and learn a lot from you both. Thank you to Michael & Rachel 🙂

Some of our group who are also members of the ‘Mixed Beans’ choir, were away recording their very first CD @ Alchemix Recording Studio and we look forward to hearing about their experience and listening to the 14 tracks recorded! Well done friends!

If you have some song choices to suggest for July or August, don’t be hesitant! We welcome all ideas and if you have a link to the music it’s even better! We endeavour to play the widest range of music possible so please send in your ideas 🙂

Thank You for joining us in June, and look forward to seeing you in July.

Yours in song & Ukulele,
Celia & Marg

P.S. We are excited to be hosting a workshop with LUC member Michael, in the near future. The workshop will be for players of an intermediate level and more information will be shared at our July meeting 🙂

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