Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Burton-on-Trent Ukulele and Whistle Group

Burton Unikulele System

Hi
Welcome all
Wednesday
The Old Cottage Tavern Byrkley St Burton on Trent

7.30-8pm Kev's Whistle session - lessons for novices

8pm  till late Ukulele, banjo, whistle sing-along

Join us - no need to have song sheets - they are projected for all to see

15 JAN 2018


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 JAN 2018

Apologies to Angela for omitting her name from the member list!

Angela is a valued member who always improves our performances when she is here and by Geoge, do they need imrproving!

 

 11 JAN  2018

FREE UKULELE LESSONS!

GOT A NEW UKE?

STRUGGLING TO GET A TUNE OUT OF IT?
COME TO THE OLD COTTAGE TAVERN BYRKLEY ST. AT 7.30PM WEDNESDAY FOR FREE TUITION FOR  A HALF-HOUR BY KEVIN

THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A HALF-HOUR OF 2/3 CHORD SIMPE SONGS WITH EVERYONE

 

11 Jan 2018

Well , we met, not many, but, we experimented  with  a couple of 'difficult' songs, 'Down the Sally gardens', 'Caledonia', 'San Francisco bay  blues' with some success, particularly Kevin on the whistle in 'Sally Gardens'
We are becoming quite proficient at 'Galway Girl' with that strange whining chord C5

See you all next week hopefully








9 January 2018
Well, Kevin asked me to find an Irish song about the Innish Isles and indeed I did find one, but it sounded nothing like the one Kevin played, so I will leae it for a whle
Meanwhile I found a nice Irish song - 'Down The Sally Gardens'

Here it is sung divinely by Andreas Scholl

And here are the lyrics and chords to try it tomorrow

Down The Sall(e)y Gardens

Hope to see you then


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Happy New Year to all!
Well, off to a SWINGING start for the New Year last night!
All FOUR of us turned out- Jasmine, Kevin, Steve and me
Angela has deserted us for 4 weeks whilst she learns to drive her new camera at Wednesday night lessons
Still, we had a great session that included lots of finger picking accompaniment to great songs such as 'Annie's Song', 'Miss Otis Regrets', 'Love hurts', 'The Galway Shawl'; the finger picking was counterpointed by Kevin's superb lead on the whistle
Kevin has not yet decided to ban strumming, But I am working on it!😀
Hope to see more o y'all during the year