Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Thanks to all those who were able to attend our ukulele blues workshop with Manitoba Hal Brolund.

We learned how to shuffle on C and F, add in G7 and do a turn around, including some variations. Not sure if I termed all of that right but we might be able to show you next time if you missed it :)

You can find out more about Manitoba Hal  here:

https://www.manitobahal.com/

and here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ukebluesman

Remember our Boyne River Ukulele Strum and Picnic is this coming Sunday from 12 to 4:00 p.m. at Ryall Park.

Players from the Brandon Ukulele  Club, The Ukulele Club of Winnipeg and the Prairie Strummers from Portage La Prairie will be joining us.

If the weather is too inclement we may move the even to Carman Collegiate.

Remember to bring your ukulele, a picnic lunch, a chair, a stand (I will have some extras), your performance piece, the new Ukulele Club of Winnipeg book (maybe bring the old Vancouver book too?), and let me know if there are any songs you want us to provide to the other groups.

Hope to see you there :)

- Heather

P.S.

If you haven't seen it yet, here's Manitoba Hal playing at the end of our evening.





Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Linda, Zenith, Shirley, Helen, Kathy, Lynn, Marge, Barry, Judy, Verna, Thelma, Louise, and Lorna strummed upstairs at GPAC on Wednesday 08 May 2019 with some arriving early to practice for the June event in the park.

List of songs chosen:  You Are My Sunshine, Go Lassie Go, We're going to be Friends, Act Naturally, Blue Skies, Michael Row Your Boat Ashore, Flowers on the Wall, Wagon Wheel, Walkin' After Midnight, I Am An Orphan Girl, Emerald Isle in C, Leavin' on a Jet Plane (island strumming works nicely), Clementine, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, Rox in the Box, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, If I Had a Hammer, Blue Eyes, Cryin' in the Rain, Saskatoon Moon, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Harvest Moon, Moon River, Make you Feel My Love, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Fishin in the Dark, O Lord It's Hard to be Humble, and our signature set-ending song. 

- Verna


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Louise, Lorna, Zenith, Shirley, Helen, Marge, Barry, Lynn, Lori, Tom, Judy, and Heather met upstairs in the gallery with some of us arriving early at 6:30 p.m. to practice the strumming for Big Yellow Taxi.

Once everyone arrived we played: Angeline the Baker, Darlin' Cory, Dream a Little Dream,  Annie's Song, Emerald Isle, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Cryin' Time, Make You Feel My Love, Red Wing, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, You Belong to Me 1952 version, Farmer Til I Die (Lori's song which she will send to Heather to add to drive), Red River Valley. He'll Have to Go, Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain in C,  a new to us song called Paradise by John Prine that Lynn shared, After the Goldrush in  C, Brown Eyed Girl in G (Heather to add to blog from drive), Wildflowers in G (Heather to copy from drive to blog), Walk Away, Suitcase in my Hand, Grandpa Was a Carpenter in G, and our signature set ending song.

Don't forget the Manitoba Hal blues workshop on Wednesday, June 5 upstairs at the gallery and the Boyne River Ukulele Strum and Picnic on Sunday, June 9 at Ryall Park.

Wednesday, April 18, 2019

Anyone interested in playing a performance piece or two at the Boyne River Ukulele Strum and Picnic on Sunday, June 9 has been meeting at 6:30 upstairs at the gallery. 

Lana has uploaded the changes for Make You Feel My Love to the drive. For those with print materials, "could" has been taken from the last verse of the song. A new copy of Grandpa Was a Carpenter in G has also been uploaded. I will add both to the blog. Lana also notes that on Moon River we end on C G C.

Although the park and school (backup for rain) has been booked since last June for our strum and picnic, Heather re-confirmed the bookings, and re-issued invitations to the Ukulele Club of Winnipeg, the Brandon Ukulele Club and the Prairie Strummers in Portage. 

You can find out more on the Facebook event page shared to each club page and my own page. I will try and put up a few posters by the end of April as well.

Remember our blues workshop with Manitoba Hal Brolund at the gallery on Wednesday, June 5th during our regular strum time. The cost is $25/person with an overall cap of $300 courtesy of Manitoba Hal.

- Heather



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The group met upstairs at the gallery (this will be the regular meeting spot now).

Apparently from the notes I saw in response to Lana's note below, Lana did a great job conducting members in a new to us song, Today.

- Heather

A note from Lana:

Sorry for the "conducting" last night, but "Today" is one of my all-time favourite songs by the New Christie Minstrels-- here is a link to the best rendition of this song-- ever (note the pause before... Today) LOL

Great strum last night.

- Lana
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Last evening we had Lana, Lynn, Louise, Marge, Kathy ,Judy, Barry and myself.

We played: If I Needed You, Let Me Be There, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Purple Scarlet Robe, Red Wing, Go Lassie Go, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Emerald Isle, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Flowers on the Wall, Run Away, Rambling Rose, Saskatoon Moon, Leaving on a Jet Plan, Love Potion #9, Relax Your Mind, I'll See You in my Dreams, Lie Down, Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain, Good Ole Hockey Game, Folsom Prison Blues, and our signature set ending song.

We will be meeting upstairs as there is a new security system on the main floor.

Hope to see you soon.

- Thelma 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Marge, Cathy, Louise, Lana, Barry, Ryan, Lori, Tom, Linda plus three guests attended.

Another great Wednesday evening with several guest performers.  Sorry I don't know the names of the three people that Lori introduced us to, but Ryan, Barry's grandson, played along-- loved Lynn's banjo uke.

We played two new songs.  I have updated the drive with Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain in the key of G and the new songs On top of Spaghetti and Relax Your Mind