The GNUF fun in Huddersfield starts on Friday night with free events! The festival timetable includes free entertainment and at The Head of Steam on the railway station and at the The Sportsman pub. I was more than delighted to get an email from Kris Ball, one of the lovely festival performers and organisers, saying that GNUF […]
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Dot has had so many apologies for Thursday from people on holiday or attending other events that we have decided to cancel the session this week.
If you are missing your regular uke-fix, don’t forget that on Wednesday 25th we have a wonderful workshop and concert at The Cumberland Arms!
There are still a few tickets left for the Clawhammer Ukulele Workshop by Aaron Keim. These £20 “full tickets” include free entry to the Concert by “The Quiet American” (Aaron and Nicole Keim) with a special guest appearance by “Danielle Ate The Sandwich”. “Concert only” tickets are only £5!
“The Quiet American” and “Danielle Ate The Sandwich” are headlining the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival (GNUF) at Huddersfield this weekend. Many thanks to GNUF for giving us a chance to see them in Newcastle!
ps. Many thanks also to GNUF for accepting my application to play at the Vinyl Tap Open Mic on Saturday 28th May! I am rather awestruck at being featured as a “Performer” alongside these amazing people!
Elton Ritchie’s Open Mic Tips
- If you are visiting a venue for the first time it is a good idea to ring ahead to ensure that the event is on.
- It will help your preparation to attend a couple of sessions before you plan to perform. Visit a few before deciding on where to do your first performance. Trust your instincts. Some places ‘feel’ better than others and each open mic has it’s own culture. Some have a very supportive clientele. Some are just unpleasant.
- Arrive early and be prepared to wait if you want to perform. The more often you attend the more likely you are to get a slot.
- Make a note of what songs are being played by the other performers. Try not to duplicate other people’s material. Continue reading
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“).
- Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month starting 6th May
- 1:00pm to 3:30pm
- Upstairs music lounge – Dun Cow SR1 3HA
“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
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