March 10 Get Together – Maybe a few Irish Songs

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Our regularly scheduled Get Together for March will be at Charlie’s Pub and Eatery in Edinboro, PA from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. We’ll start as usual with some easier songs and then move on.

In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, an early “wearin’ of the green” as it were, we will play many of the Irish songs from our Songbook Vol. 1 and we’ll throw in a few of the newer songs from the new songs list.

Looking forward to another great gathering of ukulele players to sing and strum and just have a bunch of fun.  We’d like to hear what you are working on for your own enjoyment, so practice up for and open mic time.

Here is a list of songs to get us started for the evening and we’ll go with player choices after that.  These are in no particular order.

It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More
She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain
Hound Dog
If You’re Happy and You know It
Old Dan Tucker
You Can Count on Me
Beer Beer Beer
Black velvet Band
Cockels and Mussels
Danny Boy
George M.Medley
Since Maggie Dooley Learned the Hooley
The Wild Rover
Toora Loora
Whiskey in the Jar

February 10 Get Together

Once again, a great time was had by all in attendance at our regular get together on February 10. There were a few new players, a lot of smiling faces and lots hooting and hollering. It doesn’t get any better than this.

There were some more children to help this group stay young and challenged and there was lots of mentoring going on.  Paul and Mike did their rendition of “Mac the Knife” for the group, it was excellent.

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World Ukulele Day

With temperatures in the single digits and more than three feet of snow on the ground these intrepid ukulelists made it out to celebrate World Ukuele/Groundhog Day.

As can be easily seen in this picture we have several very young members in our group now which helps to keep the groups’s median age lower. Good!

Our next regularly scheduled get together is on Tuesday, February 10. Hope to see you there.

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Bonus Ukulele Night on February 2

Here is a special news flash for all of the NWPA Ukulele folk:

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And it’s Groundhog’s day too, let’s celebrate.

Monday, February 2, 2015
is
World Ukulele Day

Bonus Ukulele Night
at Charlie’s Pub and Eatery in Edinboro,

Yes, a bonus Ukulele night. from 6:30 – 9:00

We will gather as usual but now we are going to add an extra half hour on to the beginning of the evening to help accomodate some of the newer ukulele players and to give our elementary school players a little more playing time before they are forced to go home to bed ‘cause it’s a school night.:-)

We’ll use this half hour to work slowly on some easier warmup songs and to give mentoring help when it is requested. If you think that this is a good idea show up at 6:30 ready to play.

We will try to keep the first 1&1/2 hours on the simpler side of our song list and we will be adding some child oriented songs to our new song list. Please don’t think of this as anything other than more ukulele fun for all of us. The experienced players are asked to mentor.

We are now projecting our song sheet for all to see. Song list, etc. will be sent soon

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

January 13 – What A Good Time

The first jam of the new year was a huge success, we had a bunch of fun!

There are ukulele players pretty much everywhere at Charlie’s Pub and Eatery when we play. If you haven’t been there you owe it to yourself to go, at least to watch. You don’t have to play, you can sing along or just enjoy what’s happening. Who knows, you may have fun too and even play a ukulele.

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January 13, 2015 – First Get Together of the New Year

Hi All – Happy 2015

The holidays are over – whew. It’s time to get geared up for another year of ukulele fun starting with our get together on Tuesday, January 13 at Charlie’s Pub and Eatery in Edinboro.

I’ll be counting on you to suggest your favorites as we play. I’ve come up with a short list to get us started, all songs from our existing song lists on nwpaukuleles.com :

5’2 medley
Blowin in the wind
Country road
Fathers whiskers
I wanna be a dog
Keep on the sunny side
One meatball
Pistol packin mama
Rawhide
San Fran bay blues
Sloop John b
With a little help
If I only had a brain

There are two Chicken related songs in the New Song List on get them for your song book. there are youtube links on each songsheet.

Looking forward to seeing you there, come early, have dinner.

December 9 – Christmas Sing-along

A large group of players, some regulars and some new to the group and a trio of little girls who can really play made for a great night of strumming and singing Christmas songs. We rather filled up the large room at Charlie’s Pub and Eatery in Edinboro. A good time was had by all as can be seen in the attached pictures.

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