Crawford County Fair – August 19

This group of NWPA Ukers performed on the free acts stage at the Crawford County Fair on August 19.  Under the leadership of aPaul Dean, Michael Shea and Barry Dalaba they did a fine job of entertaining the fair goers.  Thank you Don Olah, Terry Olah, Lynda Bucklew, Walt Spiller, Tom Anderson, Jean Wisniewski, Kathleen Gosciewski, Bob Johansen, and SaraJo Lowe.


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CANCELLED: Next Get Together – August 13, 2014

CANCELLED: Due to a hopefully brief complication with Drew’s knee situation, NWPA Ukuleles at Charlie’s Pub and Eatery on Wednesday, August 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM is regretfully cancelled. More news a little later, but he thought it best to cancel now so he can focus on being ready to dance a jig at the September get-together.

Depending on the progress of his recuperation, Drew may schedule a special session later on  – stay tuned!

Some people had a question about whether Drew would be leading NWPA Ukuleles get together on August 13.

The answer is yes, of course. Even if he has to be rolled in and strapped to his seat he will be there.

A fun song list is set – check it out below!

Songs we’ve played before -
‘A’, You’re Adorable
Doggie in the Window
Don’t Worry Be Happy
Eight Days a Week
Hit the Road Jack
Johnny B. Goode
Joy to the World
Octopus’s Garden
On the Beach at Waikiki
San Francisco Bay Blues
Since Maggie Dooley Learned the Hooley Hooley
Ukulele Lady
Where Have all the Flowers Gone
I Wanna be a Dog

New Songs -
Ain’t Misbehavin’
One Meatball
Home on the Range
Yellow Submarine


NWPA Ukuleles at the Survivors Dinner – June 21

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We played in the Youth Activities Building (a barn) at the Craawford County Fairgrounds in Meadville PA.

Nine members of our group were available to play at the Crawford County Relay for alive Survivors Dinner on Saturday, June 21. Our hour long set of songs was a big hits with the dinner guests during the social hour prior to the dinner. We can all be proud of this group of players for the outstanding job they did on the performance.

Notice the excellent engineering for the hanging of the group banner.  When asked to please find a place to hang the banner, our crew created a wall by upending a picnic table on milk crates.  NWPA ingenuity at work.

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Recap of June 11

The June get together at Charlie’s Pub and Eatery was another huge success. There were about 20 players in attendance, some more new ukesters joined us and fun was had.

We really nailed some of the songs on the list. “Drop Baby Drop” was described as a weird song by a few and “If I Only Had a Brain” may become a new favorite as soon as we all get past the hard chords.

I really love this group and their enthusiasm. Getting stronger every month. Well done my friends!

No pictures to post this month, sorry ’bout that, no photog on site.

Next Get Together – Wednesday, June 11

Looking forward to another great Get Together, be prepared to laugh and have fun. Please welcome our newest members and help them when you can.  But then, you already do that, thanks. Please remember that we now will meet on the second Wednesday until October. I finally  added the pictures from the May Get Together. 10271533_720673484640632_7885324663506187000_n 10305064_720673561307291_7654148450001309448_n 10264616_720673441307303_7394035869542625323_n 1017763_720673587973955_8504850428345130356_n 10341603_720673727973941_6906632113949509998_n 1688167_720673517973962_5276313186920266013_n 10270437_720673474640633_9189270881658968195_n 10365939_720673557973958_1848450498118806847_n 10371896_720673614640619_1221304845996413325_n 10302095_720673737973940_3803012078226677336_n 10339670_720673707973943_8758065352786900955_n 1907656_720673637973950_6261224098772217805_n 10173642_720673691307278_3094601568097790692_n 10309200_720673654640615_6585822114097024555_n Play list for June 11:

Some easy songs to warm up:
Buffalo Gals
Camptown Races
I Ride an old Paint
Pistol Packing Mama
The last group of New Songs:
Joy to the World(Jeremiah)
Don’t worry Be Happy
Hop along Peter
Octopus’s Garden
Party Doll
Purple People Eater
Salty Dog Blues
If I Only Had a Brain
Johnny B Goode
Some older songs:
Drop Baby Drop
Ghost Chickens
Hotel California
I’m an old Cowhand
And then any other songs you choose