“Ukestra” Workshops + Concert: Newcastle upon Tyne – Tues 3 July

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Ukestra

Tuesday 3 July 2018
The Cumberland Arms
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD

*** Venue Access Info ***

After 7 North American tours, “The Sum of The Parts”
Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart are finally visiting the UK!

~ from Newcastle, Australia ~
Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart

6:05 – 7:30 ~ Ukestra Workshop + Performance (Doors 6:00)

Through the power of Smokey Robinson’s “My Girl” and Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”, we will learn:

  • familiar riffs,
  • well-arranged (and restrained!) strumming
  • and the fundamentals that skill us up for how to solo
  • to create a “ukulele orchestra” performance.

Our aim is to get you, and your fellow uke players, into riffs and the pentatonics that will improve your technique and music theory knowledge.

  • The hard work is fun
  • the outcome is a group sound that gets beyond “hum’n’strum”.

8:00 – 8:50 ~ Feel and steal Workshop + Discussion (Doors 7:45)

Here we apply our new pentatonic skills to a bunch of different songs and genres (pop, folk, blues).

  • What does it feel like?
  • How does that new skill feel in the context of that song?
  • What feels best?
  • Even better, can you steal some ideas from other songs and riffs you dredged up from the deeper recesses of your memory.

Pre-requisites for both Workshops

  • Know the string names
  • Know these chords from the key of C: C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am
  • Bring a ukulele tuned GCEA!

Who will benefit from attending?

  • Group members
  • Group leaders
  • Group music arrangers

9:10 – 9:40/10:00 ~ Concert: Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart (Doors 9:00)

“We like to explore the emotional canvas with the uke, vocal harmony and other instruments, be they happy, sad, insightful or funny.

Over the last seven years we have grown to love and learn Americana tunes and the reserved way in which these are delivered.  We also enjoy introducing our own songs, making a pleasing mix of the familiar and the new.”

9:45/10:00 ~ Raffle

  • Prizes donated by Mark and Jane
  • Baritone Ukulele Hard Foam Case/Gig Bag
  • Ukulele art works
  • Ukulele accessories

Merchandise Stalls

There will be time to browse and shop during the Breaks and after the Raffle.

Riptide Baritone Ukulele Lightweight Hard Foam Cases: £25

  • Limited number available
  • To buy a case to collect on the night, pre-order and pay when purchasing your ticket
  • Or if there are any left, you can pay on the night

Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart aka “Jack’n’Jel”

Ukestration As An Approach To Music-Making And Teaching On The Ukulele

“Jack’n’Jel” are a dynamic, collaborative, flexible, fun and funny workshop and performance duo from Newcastle, Australia.

Workshops, Leadership and Publications

At home, Mark and Jane run 11 weekly ukestra/choir sessions, gaining an international reputation for their ukestra workshops: helping community ukulele groups to develop their musicianship and joy beyond hum n strum.

  • They were the first Australians to undertake the three years training (in Vancouver) in the James Hill Ukulele Initiative 
  • They are catalysts, organising professional development opportunities for uke leaders and teachers across Australia.

In May 2018 they released two books on:

Concerts and Recordings

In concert, “Jack’n’Jel” have been variously described as ‘mesmerising’, ‘funny’, and ‘a little brave’. They are a rare commodity:

  • performers who can teach
  • teachers who can perform

They have recently released their debut album, littered with the musical debris of their lives – uke, trumpet, guitar, piano, banjo, fine harmonies and the occasional contribution from a virtuosic friend or two.

Check out these workshop and review videos


Tickets

6:00  Ukestra Workshop                           £15
7:45  Feel & Steal Workshop                    £10
9:00  Concert     (Mark & Jane)                £5

*** DiscountBoth Workshops + Concert:  £20 ***

*** Group Booking: Minimum 3 Tickets: £15 each ***

  • GROUP BOOKING FOR CLUBS, GROUPS, etc.
  • Group Booking Tickets cover attendance at both workshops and concert.

There are NO BOOKING FEES for any of these tickets!

If you have any problems buying tickets on Ticketsource or have any questions about this event, please email info@ukes4fun.org.uk

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Ukulele Sessions at The Cumberland and The Millstone | @thecumby | @MillstoneSthGos

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Every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday at The Cumberland Arms 6:00 – 8:00

  • 1st Thursdays – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
  • 2nd Thursdays – Ukes4Fun New/Old Songs with Denis
  • 3rd Thursdays – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
  • 4th & 5th Thursdays – NO SESSION

New/old songs for 2nd Thursday Sessions with Denis:

  • Many thanks for bringing new songs and reviving some old songs that have lain dormant in the Songbooks for a long time!  We now have a stash of these to re-visit in Denis’s sessions on 2nd Thursdays.
  • Please hold on bringing new songs/reviving old songs to Thursday sessions until we have got these ones under our belts.  For the next few Thursday sessions, we would like to rock steady with some familiar tunes plus the new/old ones you have already brought along to Denis’s sessions.

Reminders for everyone for all Thursday sessions, including me!

  • Leading songs: If you are going to lead a song, make sure that you have practiced playing and singing it before you get to the session
  • Song arrangements: The simpler the song arrangement, the more likely it is “work” as a “session song”. We have some very good players who are capable of adding all sorts of finesse and flourishes to a song. We love hearing these played but they work better as an occasional “solo spot”. If you are playing at this level then you can probably work out a simpler arrangement so that most people can play along with you. There are some good tips here:
    http://ukuleleinthedark.com/ud52-trimming-away-how-to-simplify-song-sheets/
  • Play it again, Sam! Dot has a good ear for the sort of songs that are likely to become popular in sessions. If you get the nod from Dot that it is a “good song”, take the hint and give it a run at another session asap!
  • Practice makes perfect: It might take a few sessions before everyone is familiar enough with a new song for it to settle in and “work”. This applies just as much to well-known songs (when everyone might have a different version playing in their heads) as to less well known songs (when perhaps only the the song leader “knows how it goes”).
  • Give us a clue! You can use the email list to send links to YouTube videos, audio files on SoundCloud, etc. to help familiarise everyone with a new song that you are going to introduce (it helps even more if the recording is in the same key that you are going to use but that is not always possible)
  • Song sheets: You can also use the email list to send song sheets to everyone – but please still bring at least 10 copies on paper when you are introducing a song for the first time.

See this page for more information about Thursday Sessions


Sundays about twice a month at The Millstone 2:00 – 4:00

  • Please note: the Sunday Sessions are not suitable for “Beginners”.

See this page for more information about Sunday Uke Sessions @ The Millstone South Gosforth


Calendar

For the latest information on dates, times and venues for Thursday and Sunday Sessions, please check the Calendar: https://ukes4fun.org.uk/calendar/


 

Extra Session! Thursday 28 Dec The Cumberland Arms | @thecumby

Wishing you all a very Happy Xmas!

The Xmas Party on 4 December at The Millstone was a blast!!

Hope you can make it along to The Cumberland Arms on Thursday Dec 28th, 5:45 – 7:30

UPDATE: Please note the earlier start and earlier finish – not the usual 6:00 – 8:00! 

Please check the “Calendar” Page for further dates and links to info about Thursday and Sunday Sessions: Calendar

Best wishes – and Happy New Year if I don’t see you on the 28th!

Lizzie xxx

Jim Carey’s Songbooks and Song Sheets @cong_boy — Ukulele Allsorts

If you see this man – buy him a pint! Or donate on his songbook site – he deserves it! Jim Carey now has over 2,000 songs available for download from http://ozbcoz.com as: single sheets complete songbooks for Ukulele GCEA, Baritone DGBE, Guitar EADGBE and Mandolin GDAE. Jim has adapted the already very clever Ukegeeks Scriptasaurus […]

via Jim Carey’s Songbooks and Song Sheets @cong_boy — Ukulele Allsorts

Sarah Maisel + Craig Chee! Workshop + Concert 7th Nov 2017 @thecumby

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Sarah Maisel + Craig Chee UK Tour

Newcastle Workshop + Concert
Tuesday 7 November 2017
The Cumberland Arms
Byker-Ouseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD

6:00 – 7:00 Workshop – £15
8:45 – 9:45 Concert – £10

Workshop + Concert – £20
(25% Discount!)

  • Times advertised here are approximate!
  • See TicketSource Page for exact timings!

Tickets and Full Details
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/greatnorthstrum

Before and After the Summer Break at The Cumberland and The Millstone | @thecumby | @MillstoneSthGos

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SUMMER BREAK: NO SESSIONS IN AUGUST!

Every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday at The Cumberland Arms 6:00 – 8:00

  • JULY THURSDAY SESSIONS:
  • Thursday 6 July – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
  • Thursday 13 July – Ukes4Fun New/Old Songs with Denis
  • Thursday 20 July – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke + Dot’s Birthday!
  • Thursday 27 July – NO SESSION
  • SUMMER BREAK: NO SESSIONS IN AUGUST

  • The usual monthly pattern resumes on 7th Sept
  • 1st Thursday – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
  • 2nd Thursday – Ukes4Fun New/Old Songs with Denis
  • 3rd Thursday – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
  • 4th & 5th Thursdays – NO SESSION

New/old songs for 2nd Thursday Sessions with Denis:

  • Many thanks for bringing new songs and reviving some old songs that have lain dormant in the Songbooks for a long time!  We now have a stash of these to re-visit in Denis’s sessions on 2nd Thursdays.
  • Please hold on bringing new songs/reviving old songs to Thursday sessions until we have got these ones under our belts.  For the next few Thursday sessions, we would like to rock steady with some familiar tunes plus the new/old ones you have already brought along to Denis’s sessions.

Reminders for everyone for all Thursday sessions, including me!

  • Leading songs: If you are going to lead a song, make sure that you have practiced playing and singing it before you get to the session
  • Song arrangements: The simpler the song arrangement, the more likely it is “work” as a “session song”. We have some very good players who are capable of adding all sorts of finesse and flourishes to a song. We love hearing these played but they work better as an occasional “solo spot”. If you are playing at this level then you can probably work out a simpler arrangement so that most people can play along with you. There are some good tips here:
    http://ukuleleinthedark.com/ud52-trimming-away-how-to-simplify-song-sheets/
  • Play it again, Sam! Dot has a good ear for the sort of songs that are likely to become popular in sessions. If you get the nod from Dot that it is a “good song”, take the hint and give it a run at another session asap!
  • Practice makes perfect: It might take a few sessions before everyone is familiar enough with a new song for it to settle in and “work”. This applies just as much to well-known songs (when everyone might have a different version playing in their heads) as to less well known songs (when perhaps only the the song leader “knows how it goes”).
  • Give us a clue! You can use the email list to send links to YouTube videos, audio files on SoundCloud, etc. to help familiarise everyone with a new song that you are going to introduce (it helps even more if the recording is in the same key that you are going to use but that is not always possible)
  • Song sheets: You can also use the email list to send song sheets to everyone – but please still bring at least 10 copies on paper when you are introducing a song for the first time.

See this page for more information about Thursday Sessions


Sundays at The Millstone
2:00 – 4:00 unless otherwise stated

  • JULY SUNDAY SESSIONS:
  • July 16th
  • July 30th Confirmed!
  • SUMMER BREAK: NO SESSIONS IN AUGUST
  • Sept 17th
  • Oct 15th CANCELLED – too many sore throats and laryngitis!
  • Oct 29th
  • Nov 19th
  • Dec 10th * 1:15 – 4:15 * Xmas Party for all Thursday and Sunday players!
  • more dates to follow . . .

Please note: the Sunday Sessions are not suitable for “Beginners”.

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

The Millstone: website


Calendar

For the latest information on dates, times and venues for Thursday and Sunday Sessions, please check the Calendar: https://ukes4fun.org.uk/calendar/

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

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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/