Manitoba Hal Wed 20 May Newcastle upon Tyne! Tickets flying out of the door! @mbhal | @thecumby | @northernuke

3/4 of the £12 “Workshop + Performance” tickets sold in less than 7 days!

MH flyer - poster v5-620x877Manitoba Hal “The Ukulele Blues Man”
Wed May 20th

Workshop 6:00 – 7:00: “Learn Any Song by Ear”
Performance 7:30 – 8:15: “Blues Ukulele”
The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Byker
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE6 1LD

Workshop only: £10
Performance only: £3
OR
Workshop + Performance: £12!

-> More information <-

Book a place now!

 -> RSVP Ticket Form <-

There are lots of other videos on Manitoba Hal’s YouTube Channel and manitobahal.com


WORKSHOP
“Learn Any Song by Ear”

The most popular vote by far was,
“I would be happy with any of the workshops!”

“Learn Any Song by Ear”
won by a narrow margin over “Slide Ukulele”.

  • Have you ever heard a song and really wanted to play it but couldn’t find chords online?
  • Or found chords only to feel that they weren’t correct?

In this workshop you will learn how to figure out the chords and rhythm to any song you can hear – using only a cheap chromatic tuner and a “circle of fifths” in the handout.

There will be some music theory involved but nothing too difficult to remember.

* Suitable for all ukuleles and all skill levels.


Also, see this blog post from last year – Hal’s last workshop was fully booked.  The way tickets are flying out the door for this one, “back by popular demand” is putting it lightly!

Whether you are getting yourself revved up for this workshop or just want a great primer on how to play Blues Ukulele – see Manitoba Hal’s “Ukulele Blues Method Book“! Hal revised this for his UK Tour last year – hopefully he will be bringing more copies along this time!


As last year . . .

Manitoba Hal’s UK Tour has been organised by those wonderful, groovy people behind Northern Uke – the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival!

GNUFlogoBWbHal is one of the amazing ukulele artists and tutors appearing at:

GNUF 2015 in Huddersfield


Sign up for Ukes4Fun Workshop and Events eNews here: http://eepurl.com/1k0wr

Correction! Next Sunday Ukes! May 10 and 31, The Millstone 2:00 – 4:00 | @MillstoneSthGos

The next Sunday sessions are:

  • May 10
  • CANCELLED: there is no session on May 24 as the 25th is a Bank Holiday)
  • May 31
  • more dates to follow . . .

More Info:

For calendar updates and more information about Sunday Uke Sessions and The Millstone see: Sunday Uke Sessions @ The Millstone South Gosforth

The Millstone

The Millstone

For info about the Thursday sessions at The Cumberland Arms 6pm – 8pm, see: Thursdays @ The Cumberland Arms Byker – and more! (This blog post will be deleted when the next Sunday Ukes reminder is published).

Sunderland Ukulele Clubs News!

First, a NEW ukulele club starts up on May 6th – “Steamin’ Ukes” at the Dun Cow!
Plus some changes for “Hylton Ukes” (The Club Previously Known As “Ukes4U“).

Steamin’ Ukes

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month starting 6th May, 1:00pm to 3:30pm in the upstairs music lounge - Dun Cow SR1 3HA  Bring your ukulele and enjoy a couple of hours playing, singing and sharing expertise with like-minded folk - abilities welcome from beginner to Jake Shimabuku! Emphasis is on the enjoyment of playing the ukulele!

  • Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month starting 6th May
  • 1:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Upstairs music lounge – Dun Cow SR1 3HA
  • Free!

“Steamin’ Ukes” has been set up by Charlie Lally – a stalwart of Ukes4Fun (Newcastle) and Tune Army (Whickham).  Charlie also set up “The Wild Ukes of Wanny” club when he lived in Ashington.

Charlie, who has recently moved to Seaburn, says, “Bring your ukulele and enjoy a couple of hours playing, singing and sharing expertise with like-minded folk – abilities welcome from beginner to Jake Shimabuku!  Emphasis is on the enjoyment of playing the ukulele!”

Charlie has got some good publicity for the new club in the Sunderland Echo, where he says, “There’s a ukulele club which meets in Hylton Castle, but that’s an evening club. I thought it would be great to have an afternoon club for older people with some time on their hands.  It’s mainly for players to spend a couple of hours sharing tips.”

Contact: Charlie Lally (spam protected): U…@h…l.com

Hylton Ukes

Name change: The Ukulele Club previously known as “Ukes4U”!  No changes to times, dates or venue – just a name change.

Contact details change: Alf Scott, Hylton Ukes organiser, also has a new email address (spam protected): a…@y…o.com

For more info about Hylton Ukes, see previous posts: Hyton Ukes


For information about many other clubs and sessions in the North East and Cumbria, see:  j.mp/ne-ukes


Ukes4Fun Workshops and Events eNews

Dated: 19/09/2014 Del Rey one of the worlds leading Uke players , pictured before taking part in a workshop at The Cumberland Arms in Byker Newcastle

Del Rey Workshop 2014  – Photo ⓒ Keith Perry

If you came to the Manitoba Hal or Del Rey Workshops last year then you will be familiar with “Ukes4Fun Workshops and Events eNews”.

This is a MailChimp eNewsletter that we send out with notice of new events. Once you have signed up for a specific event, we also send out any updates in a special eNewsletter for participants.

  • You do not need to attend Ukes4Fun sessions to come along to these events

The eNewsletters are fancy pieces of work – see the Manitoba Hal eNewsletter.

The actual “eNews sign up form” page was very boring though – so I have jazzed it up!

Take a look – hit the “Join Our Mailing List” Button on this page and sign up if you want to go on the eNews Mailing list: http://eepurl.com/1k0wr

Do pass that link on to anyone else who you think might be interested!

ps. Del Rey might be coming back to do another workshop and performance later this year!  If she does (fingers crossed!) we will send out more info to everyone on the eNews mailing list.

Manitoba Hal Tickets! Wed 20th May Newcastle upon Tyne! @mbhal | @thecumby | @northernuke

MH all tickets grid 20%Look at these lovely Manitoba Hal Brolund tickets
that Aaron Tucker made!

Over half of the “Workshop + Performance” £12 tickets are spoken for now – so hurry, hurry, hurry!

Manitoba Hal “The Ukulele Blues Man
Wed May 20th

Workshop 6:00 – 7:00
Performance 7:30 – 8:15
The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Byker
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE6 1LD

Workshop only: £10
Performance only: £5
OR
Workshop + Performance: £12!

-> More information <-

Book a place now!

 -> RSVP form <-

There are lots of other videos on Manitoba Hal’s YouTube Channel

Also, see this blog post from last year – Hal’s last workshop was fully booked and we expect this one to be just as popular!

Whether you are getting yourself revved up for this workshop or just want a great primer on how to play Blues Ukulele – see Manitoba Hal’s “Ukulele Blues Method Book“! Hal revised this for his UK Tour last year – hopefully he will be bringing more copies along this time!


As last year . . .

Manitoba Hal’s UK Tour has been organised by those wonderful, groovy people behind Northern Uke – the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival!

GNUFlogoBWbHal is one of the amazing ukulele artists and tutors appearing at:

GNUF 2015 in Huddersfield

Manitoba Hal – back by popular demand! Wed 20th May Newcastle upon Tyne! @mbhal @thecumby

manitobahal-promo1Good to know that Manitoba Hal Brolund will be back soon!

Wed May 20th
Workshop 6:00 – 7:00
Performance 7:30 – 8:15
The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Byker
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE6 1LD

Workshop only: £10
Performance only: £5
OR
Workshop + Performance: £12!

-> More information <-

Book a place now!

 -> RSVP form <-

There are lots of other videos on Manitoba Hal’s YouTube Channel

Also, see this blog post from last year – Hal’s last workshop was fully booked and we expect this one to be just as popular!

Whether you are getting yourself revved up for this workshop or just want a great primer on how to play Blues Ukulele – see Manitoba Hal’s “Ukulele Blues Method Book“! Hal revised this for his UK Tour last year – hopefully he will be bringing more copies along this time!


As last year . . .

Manitoba Hal’s UK Tour has been organised by those wonderful, groovy people behind Northern Uke – the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival!

GNUFlogoBWbHal is one of the amazing ukulele artists and tutors appearing at:

GNUF 2015 in Huddersfield

GNUF 2015 – Tickets selling like hot cakes! | @northernuke

GNUF banner

Message from GNUF on 23 March:

“There are now only TWELVE FESTIVAL TICKETS LEFT for the full weekend and only a handful of Saturday/Sunday day tickets. We have sold out of children’s tickets, young adult tickets and other discounts.

The whole thing could well sell out this week.”

http://northernuke.com/2015/

If you have been before you will know that this is a fantastic event and amazing value for money, with staggeringly good international-league main stage performers and excellent acts from across the north and the rest of the UK at the fringe venues.

Festival tickets:

£39 Weekend
£29 Saturday or Sunday Day Ticket

All the Friday night events are free entry.

Workshop tickets:

  • Some workshops have already sold out.
  • You need to have already bought a Main Festival Ticket to book a workshop:

£17 each Skills/Performance Workshop
£36 each Making Things Workshop

Performers:

http://northernuke.com/2015/performers-2015/

Workshops:

http://northernuke.com/2015/workshops/

What’s on each day:

http://northernuke.com/2015/2015-festival/

Update:

If you find that the Northern Uke website has crashed (due to overload from ticket buyers?) as it did today, you can still use these links to buy tickets:

Festival Tickets:
http://www.thelbt.org/node/1206

Workshop Tickets:
https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/22163/chk/6401

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