Next Ukes Sunday | Millstone | Nov 2nd, 2:00 – 4:00 | @MillstoneSthGos

The next Sunday sessions are:

  • Nov 2
  • Dec 21 (Xmas Party!)
  • More dates between Nov 2 and Dec 21 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

Find other ukers! List of lists!

UkeJungle

Some suggestions to get started connecting with other ukulele players:

Local Clubs and Sessions Lists:

There are lists of Clubs and sessions on many websites and blogs – here are just a few examples:

  1. Curt Sheller: http://www.curtsheller.com/ukulele/clubs/index.php
  2. Got A Ukulele: http://www.gotaukulele.com/p/ukulele-clubs-and-societies.html
  3. Mighty Ukulele: http://mightyukulele.co.uk/index_UkuleleClubs.htm
  4. Ukulele Hunt: http://ukulelehunt.com/2010/03/10/ukulele-clubs-and-groups/
  5. Ukes4Fun (North East and Cumbria only): http://ukes4fun.org.uk/north-east-and-cumbria-uke-sessions-classes-etc/

Ukulele Festivals Lists:

  1. Curt Sheller: http://www.curtsheller.com/ukulele/festivals/index.php
  2. Got A Ukulele (check the blog for current year – this is the list for 2014): http://www.gotaukulele.com/p/ukulele-festival-calendar-2013.html
  3. Ukulele Hunt (check the blog for current year – this is the list for 2014): http://ukulelehunt.com/2014/02/26/ukulele-festivals-2014/

 Online Forums and Blogs Lists:

I have included some general lists of blogs, websites and forums because there is a lot of interaction on some blogs. Follow the links on these pages and you will find even more!

  1. Boatpaddle Top 50 ukulele websites – keep scrolling as there are more than 50 and forums are included): http://www.boatpaddleukuleles.com/top50/
  2. Curt Sheller Forums List: http://www.curtsheller.com/ukulele/forums.php
  3. Mighty Ukulele: http://mightyukulele.co.uk/index_UkuleleCoolSites.htm
  4. Top Ukulele Sites: http://www.topukulelesites.com/
  5. Ukulele Ghetto: http://gx9901ukes.blogspot.co.uk/2008/02/ukulele-forums.html
  6. Ukulele Hunt: http://ukulelehunt.com/2007/08/25/ukulele-forums/
  7. Ukulele Underground Resources: Sites/Blogs/Publications: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?15464-Ukulele-Resources-%28Updated%29&p=162523#post162523

Facebook and Twitter Searches:

Please feel free to use the comments box to suggest any more lists or searches that you would recommend.

New Ukulele Session! Sunderland – Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm, Hylton Castle CIU

Billy "Uke" Scott and Ian Emmerson

Two outstanding Ukulele Players from Sunderland

Many thanks to Alf Scott for adding information about “Ukes4U” (is this the first ukulele club in Sunderland!?) to the Ukulele Clubs, Sessions and Classes in the North East Spreadsheet.

Alf – your enthusiasm is infectious and it is great to know that we can now point uke-hungry Wearsiders in your direction!

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Ukes4U:

“Most of people are just learning but are picking chords etc. quite easily. You don’t have to be an expert. Just come along and enjoy a bit of fun.

The ukulele is a fun instrument, it makes you feel relaxed, takes the stress off you, easy to play and when you play/sing that first song wow, did I just do that!! Meet new people.”

Time and Venue:

Every Tuesday from 7pm – 9pm

Hylton Castle Workingmens Social Club
Hylton Castle
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear
SR5 3SP

Age Range, Fees, etc.

  • 18 and over
  • Free
  • Most of people are just learning but are picking chords etc. quite easily.
    You don’t have to be an expert. Just come along and enjoy a bit of fun.

Contact:

Email Alf Scott (Spam protected – follow link to unlock the address): alf…@g…com

Phone:  Alf Scott on 0191 5483432

Website: Not yet.

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Many thanks to Alf for that info – Alf has added all these details on the spreadsheet that is linked from this page:

http://ukes4fun.org.uk/2011/10/06/ukulele-groups-clubs-sessions-and-classes-in-the-north-east-and-east-cumbria/

ps. Check out these two amazing ukulele players from Sunderland!

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Adding new info about new sessions:

There is a link to a form on the “Clubs, Sessions and Classes” page too – in case anyone has details of another club or session to add to the spreadsheet.

Updating session details:

Please send me the info and I will update the spreadsheet for you – unfortunately there is no way to do an update via the form for adding original details.

Liz Panton
Spam protected email address: http://scr.im/ukes4fun

Tips for looking for a ukulele tutor

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The best tip is to follow the advice published on http://www.musicteachers.co.uk

There is also a search facility on the site to find music teachers.

This organisation works in conjunction with the Musicians Union. For the protection of its members, the MU publishes the names of individuals and organisations where it feels members should receive advice and information before proceeding with any involvement: please see p 33 of http://issuu.com/musicians_union/docs/the_musician__autumn_2012

The MU only advises its members, not the public. However, it is unlikely that an individual or organisation that is a cause of concern to the MU would be listed on the Music Teachers website.

There will also be many GOOD teachers who are NOT listed on the Music Teachers website – just because a name is missing, do not assume that there is any cause for concern.

Use this advice published on the Music Teachers site to inform your judgement:
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Reminder! Next Ukes Sunday | Millstone | Sept 28th, 2:00 – 4:00 | @MillstoneSthGos

The next Sunday sessions are:

  • Sept 28
  • Oct 19
  • Nov 2
  • Dec 21 (Xmas Party!)
  • More dates between Nov 2 and Dec 21 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

 

ps. Live Music at The Millstone 4:00

The Millstone has just tweeted to let us know that there is live music downstairs on the last Sunday every month. This Sunday it’s a Live Band called the Short Blues Line.

 

The Millstone

The Millstone

Reminder! Next Ukes Sunday | Millstone | Sept 14th, 2:00 – 4:00 | @MillstoneSthGos

The next Sunday sessions are:

  • Sept 14
  • Sept 28
  • Oct 19
  • Nov 2
  • Dec 21 (Xmas Party!)
  • More dates between Nov 2 and Dec 21 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

Simply amazing! Don’t miss the 2014 Grand Northern Ukulele Festival! @northernuke

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The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival (GNUF)
Huddersfield
13 – 14 Sept 2014

* Free Festival Fringe: free fringe events start on Friday night, 12 Sept, at the GNUF Festival Pub, the Head of Steam (on Huddersfield Railway Station)

Performances, Workshops, Fringe events . . .

  • There are still day and weekend tickets left for the main festival. Some workshops have sold out but not all of them – yet!
  • Good timetabling! Only workshops with the same start-time clash – and no workshops clash with the main stage.
  • Amazing value for money when you look at what is included in the programme!
  • Don’t miss out! Some people have been looking forward to this all year! (This video is my entry to the GNUF competition to get an upgrade to a posh seat for the main stage events).

Some handy links:

  1. GNUF 2014 Home Page:
  2. GNUF FAQ: Those Q’s and A’s are very useful!
  3. GNUF 2014 Main Stage Performers Details:
    Compered by HEIDI BANG TIDY:
    – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
    – Del Rey
    – Andy Eastwood
    – Zoë Bestel
    – The Tricity Vogue All Girl Swing Band
    – The Mersey Belles
    – The Anything Goes Orchestra
    – The Mother Ukers
    – Krabbers
    – Chonkinfeckle
    – EEK!
    – Vonck & Vlam
    – Some Like it Ossett
  4. GNUF 2014 Workshops: (also further info below at 11. GNUF Workshop Tickets)
  5. GNUF 2014 Programme Overview: LOTS of information on that page!
    (Full details will be in the printed Programme from Friday 12th at the Festival Venues below)
  6. GNUF 2014 Quick Reference Sheet pdf:
  7. GNUF Fringe from Friday night (Free events! No Tickets needed!):
    Fringe events include performances by
    – Ukulelezaza
    – Phil Doleman
    – Dead Mans Uke
    – Lionel Hubert
    – Peter Moss & others.

    Other fringe events – free pop-up events, workshops and fun with

    – Michael Adcock
    – Professor Eek
    – Ukulele Bitchslap
    – RINGO Music Bingo
  8. GNUF venues, the town, accommodation, parking:
    Main Stage and most workshops: Huddersfield Town Hall
    Festival Pub (from Friday night): Head of Steam (on Huddersfield Rail Station)
    Fringe at the Head of Steam and Vinyl Tap Records (opposite the station)
  9. GNUF 2014 Songbook pdf (there will be “strumalongs” at various times and places)
  10. GNUF 2014 Festival Tickets:
    Full Weekend Tickets (£39)
    Other tickets – if you are not booking for the whole weekend:
    Super Saturday Day Ticket (£29)
    Sunday Service Day Ticket – includes the UOGB Concert (£29)
    Sunday – Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain ONLY – (£23)
  11. GNUF Workshop Tickets:
    (You need a Festival Ticket as well if you want to go to a workshop.
    All the workshops are an hour long).
    There are 3 different types of workshops:
    Music Playing Workshops: £16 each
    Performing Workshops: £16 each
    Making Things Workshops (including cost of materials): £30 each
    Workshops planner
  12. GNUF (Northern Uke) Facebook Page
  13. GNUF on Twitter @northernuke
  14. GNUF 2014 Workshop Previews by Barry Maz (of http://www.gotaukulele.com)
  15. GNUF 2013 Reviews by Barry Maz
    GNUF 2013 Diary Day 1:
    GNUF 2013 Diary Day 2:
  16. And another thing! How the heck did I forget this one!
    GNUF 2014 Grand Bazaar!

 

If the Festival itself was not wonderful enough, Huddersfield Town Hall, St George’s  Square and the railway station are staggeringly beautiful!

Huddersfield has almost 3,000 listed buildings, according to Kirklees Council, one of the highest concentrations in England. The neo-classical railway station is Grade I listed and is one of 221 listed buildings in the town centre. More images at: BBC News Huddersfield Listed Buildings.

I am really looking forward to this! :-)

Lizzie