Strum on The Tyne! 12-3 Sat 27 Aug North Shields

Crossing The Tyne Buskers Festival Programme - Strum on The Tyne

Crossing The Tyne Buskers Festival, Sat 27 August

Fundraiser in aid of The Great North Childrens Hospital at the RVI

“Strum on The Tyne” Ukulele Hub

12:00 – 3:00

Old Low Light Heritage Centre
North Shields Fish Quay
Clifford’s Fort,
Fish Quay,
North Shields
NE30 1JA

(Across the road from the Low Lights Pub,behind the Staith House Pub.)

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/285004621868299/

Strum on The Tyne Running Order

12:00 Rea Browne – Bluesy Jazz Baritone Uke

12:30 Colin Bourdiec – George Formby Tribute Act

1:00 Heading for Oblivion – Rock ’til you drop!

1:30 Open Stage/Open Mic

Fly solo or with friends!
– Showcase your favourite songs
– Start a singalong
– Do it for a dare!

Up to three songs per slot.
You know you want to!

2:30 Liz Panton – Ukulele Allsorts

Come along to watch or join in the fun!

Free entry for everyone! 

Donations on the day to the The Great North Childrens Hospital – every little helps!

Strum on The Tyne Open Mic

Shuffling shyly towards the Open Mic so far, a fine selection of players from The Seaside Strummers, Bay Ukes, Central Bar Ukulele Players and more!

Just wait until the adrenaline starts flowing and they won’t be so shy – I am bringing a referee to wrestle the mic off you! :-)

To put your name down in advance:

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Crossing The Tyne Buskers Festival

Main page for Crossing The Tyne Buskers Festival with full programme of events on both sides of The Tyne and the Ferry!

https://www.facebook.com/CrossingTheTyneFestival/

Thursday Ukes – next session Aug 25 | @thecumby

We are starting back from the Summer Break a week early for another Birthday Celebration – this time for Christine Bostock and Fiona Buckley on 25 August!

Thursday Sessions are 6:00 – 8:00

The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Byker
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1LD

More info about Thursday Ukulele Sessions

Vicky Lee's beautiful marquetry table-tops at the Cumberland Arms

 

Sunday Ukes Dates 2016 – next session Sept 4th | @MillstoneSthGos

The summer break will be over soon!

Sunday Ukes sessions, The Millstone, 2 – 4pm unless otherwise stated:

  • Sept 4  *NEW DATE ADDED*
  • Sept 11
  • Sept 25
  • Oct 9
  • Oct 23
  • Nov 6 CANCELLED
  • Nov 20
  • Dec 4
  • Dec 18: Xmas Party!
  • more dates to follow . . .

 

More Info:

The Sunday Sessions are not suitable for “beginners” – but ALL Thursday and Sunday session players are invited to the Xmas Party!

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

The Millstone

(This post will be deleted when the next Sunday Ukes update or reminder is posted!)

Dot’s 70th Birthday Party Session!

Dot is still in the Recovery Position after the best ukulele session ever!  She sends her thanks to everyone for the lovely presents and cards and for making her birthday so special!

Many thanks to Keith Perry for the photos!

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There might be some more photos – and maybe even video – to follow.

 

Thursday Ukes Summer Break Part 1 – next session 21 July The Cumberland Arms | @thecumby

We are having a break from the Summer Break for Dot’s birthday on 21 July!

Thursday Sessions are 6:00 – 8:00

Dates:

  • Thursday June 30 Summer Break
  • Thursday July 7     Summer Break
  • Thursday July 14   Summer Break
  • Thursday July 21 (Yes! We are back for Dot’s Birthday!)
  • Thursday July 28 Summer Break
  • What about August? – I will let you know! More dates to follow!

Thursday Sessions are at:

The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Byker
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1LD

More info about Thursday Ukulele Sessions

Vicky Lee's beautiful marquetry table-tops at the Cumberland Arms

Sunday Ukes Summer Break! Diary Dates for The Millstone | @MillstoneSthGos

Sunday Ukes Summer Break!

The Summer Break is a moveable feast and this year it starts this week!

  • There is NO session this Sunday
  • There will be NO Sunday Sessions in July
  • There IS a Thursday Session as usual this week, 16 June at The Cumberland Arms.

There are lots of people on holiday now and in July.  If lots of people are going on holiday in August as well then we might not start back on Sundays until September.

  • I will post an update in July, to confirm the date of the next Sunday Session
  • I will post an update this weekend about Thursday Sessions at The Cumberland Arms.

Sunday Ukes sessions, The Millstone, 2 – 4pm unless otherwise stated:

  • June 19  CANCELLED (Summer Break)
  • July 3     CANCELLED (Summer Break)
  • July 17   CANCELLED (Summer Break)
  • July 31   CANCELLED (Summer Break)
  • Aug 14  CANCELLED (Summer Break)
  • Aug 28  CANCELLED (Summer Break)
  • Sept 4  *NEW DATE ADDED*
  • Sept 11
  • Sept 25
  • Oct 9
  • Oct 23
  • Nov 6 CANCELLED
  • Nov 20
  • Dec 4
  • Dec 18: Xmas Party! (Not 17th! Date corrected!)
  • more dates to follow . . .

More Info:

The Sunday Sessions are not suitable for “beginners” – but ALL Thursday and Sunday session players are invited to the Xmas Party!

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

Note: For info about Thursday sessions at The Cumberland Arms 6pm – 8pm, see: Thursdays @ The Cumberland Arms Byker – and more!

 

(This post will be deleted when the next Sunday Ukes update or reminder is posted!)

Ukes4Fun Sessions FAQ

This is a compilation of Dot and my answers to Frequently Asked Questions from people who are thinking of attending a session for the first time.  If you are inviting someone along, please feel free to point them this way so that they know what to expect.  Most of these answers are already scattered around this web site somewhere.

You can download this pdf file if you want a print out of this page:
Ukes4Fun Sessions FAQ

Ukes4Fun Sessions FAQ

1. Do I need to be able to play to a particular standard?

Thursday Sessions: NO

  • Just turn up,
  • introduce yourself to Dot, who leads the sessions,
  • find a seat
  • say “Hello” to your neighbours.
  • Everyone is very friendly.
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Dot levitating a uke!

Sunday Sessions: YES

Information about the Sunday Sessions will be updated soon.  In the meantime, please note that Sunday Sessions are NOT suitable for “beginners”

Otherwise, the same as Thursdays:

  • Just turn up and introduce yourself to Dot, who leads the sessions,
  • find a seat and say “Hello” to your neighbours.
  • Everyone is very friendly.

Select to see more FAQs . . .