Thursday Ukes – not every Thursday! | @thecumby

  • SEPTEMBER 1st – The Cumberland Arms does not open until 5:00 on Sept 1st
  • NOVEMBER 3rd – NO SESSION (Wooler Weekend Away 4th-5th)

TIME AND VENUE

Thursday Sessions:  6:00 – 8:00

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

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DATES: Sept – Dec 2016

Sept 1 –  Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
Sept 8 –  Ukes4Fun New/Old Songs with Denis/Lizzie
Sept 15 – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
Sept 22 – NO SESSION
Sept 29 – NO SESSION

Oct 6 –  Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
Oct 13 – Ukes4Fun New/Old Songs with Denis/Lizzie
Oct 20 – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
Oct 27 – NO SESSION

Nov 3 – NO SESSION (updated 21 Oct)
Nov 10 – Ukes4Fun New/Old Songs with Denis/Lizzie
Nov 17 – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
Nov 24 – NO SESSION

Dec 1 –  Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
Dec 8 –  Ukes4Fun New/Old Songs with Denis/Lizzie
Dec 15 – Ukes4Fun with Dot and Misspent Uke
Dec 22 – NO SESSION
Dec 29 – NO SESSION

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1st and 3rd Thursdays: Dot and Misspent Uke

  • The usual sessions with Misspent Uke.
  • We would like to ask for 6-9 months playing experience and offer support to anyone wishing to improve.

2nd Thursdays: Denis, Lizzie and Fiona

  • Includes more time for introducing new songs and reintroducing old songs.
  • You can use the email list to send song sheets for songs, links to video or recordings of songs, etc.
  • Please remember to bring at least 10 song sheets for new songs.
  • You can also use the email list to send song sheets to everyone and to let Denis and the rest of us know what you are planning.
  • If you want to give even more of a “heads up” you can include links to video or audio recordings of songs in your email. Some uke groups do this a lot more than we do and it helps to get everyone up to speed more quickly by practicing new songs between sessions. (Now there’s an idea for how to keep off the streets and stay out of trouble when we haven’t got a Thursday session!)

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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.

 

CANCELLED! 26 May Thursday Session at The Cumberland Arms – but there is some consolation! | @thecumby

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!

2016-05-21 The Quiet American Poster GNUF Tour

 

Best wishes,

Lizzie

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!

http://northernuke.com/performers/

From Bermuda to Byker – MIKE HIND! Wed 30 Sept Newcastle upon Tyne | #ukulele @thecumby

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

6:45 – 7:45 WORKSHOP (Doors 6:30)
8:15 – 9:15 PERFORMANCE!  (Doors 8:00)
9:15 Raffle

ON-LINE TICKETS
*No Booking Fee*
www.wegottickets.com/mike-hind

£15: Workshop + Performance
£5: Performance-only

PAPER TICKETS
Paper tickets for cash only at
Thursday and Sunday Ukes4Fun Sessions

PAY ON THE DOOR
Take your chance of a place on the night!
Check this page to see if we are sold out in advance!

WORKSHOP:  6:45 – 7:15 (Doors 6:30)

Banish the Butterflies! From Stage Fright to Spotlight!
(Max attendance: 30)

Move away from your living room
   . . . to playing solo in front of people
             . . . to open mic
                    . . . to performing!

Mike will cover how to:

  •     gain confidence
  •     overcome stage fright
  •     write a set list
  •     have fantastic stage presence
  •     and interact with your audience

    Plus teach you some gimmicks you can adapt to suit your style!

“A fantastic performance workshop that’ll give you the tools for creating a dynamic stage presence.”
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Mike Hind 30 Sept | Aldrine Guerrero 14 Oct! | #Newcastle #ukulele @thecumby

Mike Hind and Aldrine blog

Both events will be upstairs at The Cumberland Arms, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne – more info about exact timings and tickets to follow – but here is everything you need to know about Mike and Aldrine!

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Next Ukes at The Cumberland Arms and The Millstone | @thecumby | @MillstoneSthGos

Sunday 5 Jan 2014 at The Millstone 2:00 – 4:00

  • The room is available until 6:00 so no need to rush off if you want to hang around a while longer.
  • Everyone is welcome to come along on Sundays and/or Thursdays – not everyone can make it to both sessions.
  • More info about the Sunday sessions here: Sunday Uke Sessions @ The Millstone South Gosforth

Oh – and Sunday sessions are NOT every week.

  • Dates are added to the Calendar on that page as and when they are confirmed
  • plus updates are posted on this blog
  • and sent to the email list (please see navigation links for info about the email list).

Thursday 9 Jan 2014 at The Cumberland Arms 6:00 – 8:00

Because of the way Xmas and New Year fall this year there are very few people around so we are giving the next two Thursday sessions a miss.

That Was The Year That Was

We saw out 2013 with a bang at The Millstone Xmas Party today – more of a gig than a session!  Now that your family and friends know what you get up to, let’s hope that you are not grounded for 2014!

There are incriminating photos and videos from the 2013 weekend away in Hawes weekend circulating – it’s only a matter of time before they pop up somewhere on the internet.  When they do . . . watch this blog!

Best wishes for a very Happy Xmas and New Year!

Lizzie X

ps. Here are some previous posts with Xmas Uke Song Sheets (same link as last blog post):
https://ukes4fun.org.uk/tag/xmasukesongs/

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Xmas Ukes at The Cumberland Arms and The Millstone | @thecumby | @MillstoneSthGos

Thursday 19 Dec at The Cumberland Arms 6:00 – 8:00 as normal!

Dot has confirmed that the possible Plan B mentioned last week is not happening, so it is business as usual (possibly plus some mince pies courtesy of The Cumberland Arms?)

Sunday 22 Dec at The Millstone 2:00 – 4:00 party time!

  • No mince pies on the house, as far as we know, so it is a “bring and share” event.
  • The room is available until 6:00 so no need to rush off if you want to hang around a while longer.
  • Everyone who comes along on Thursdays is always welcome to come to the Sunday Sessions.

If you have not been on a Sunday before then you might meet some new friends who can only come along on Sundays.More info about the Sunday sessions here: https://ukes4fun.org.uk/sunday-uke-sessions-millstone/

The Sunday sessions are NOT every week.  Dates for the New Year will be added to the Calendar on that page as and when The Millstone confirms dates with Dot.

Best wishes and – if you are not able to get along to either The Cumberland Arms or The Millstone  – Happy Uking Xmas! :-)

Lizzie X

ps. Here are some previous posts with Xmas Uke Song Sheets:
https://ukes4fun.org.uk/tag/xmasukesongs/
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RIP Clarence – The Cumberland Cat

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Clarence – The Cumberland Cat

 

Message on The Cumberland Arms Facebook Page, Friday 31st May: “So today is a sad day our lovely Clarence has passed away. He was put to sleep this evening. He spent his last day lying in the sunshine.”

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Rollin’ in My Sweet Baby’s Arms – midst a heap o’ ukes at The Cumberland Arms!

Another fine session – and another fine video with thanks to Jazzy Lemon.

“Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms by the Monroe Brothers (1936) – later released by Flatt & Scruggs, Buck Owens etc…”

Charlie Lally

Ukes4Fun Cumberland Arms 2nd May is UPSTAIRS – access only via ramp at side of pub!

There is a private party in the “Music Room” bar next Thursday so we are meeting upstairs in the Function Room.

Please do not go through the Music Room to use the stairs to the Function Room.

Please use the ramp at the side of the pub that leads to the Function Room fire doors.

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Bar:

To get to the bar, go back down the ramp and into the “Saloon Bar” on the right.

Toilets:

  • Ladies and Gents down the stairs next to the Function Room stage.
  • Gents also through the Saloon Bar.