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Christmas Strumalong 2014

As usual, our final club night of the year was the annual Christmas Strumalong at the Jolly Farmers pub. This time, group members included Andrew, Bob, Chris K, Christina K, Colin, Dan, Ed, Jeanette, Liz, Maria, Rufus, Steve H, Steve J & Tina.  We entertained the football-watching crowd with a number of our favourite tunes. And some Xmas ones as well.

We were sorry not to see several of our regulars who couldn’t join us this evening – such as Chris, Jos, Kev & Shelia – so wish them all a very Merry Xmas & Happy New Year.

 

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Posted by on December 17, 2014 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night

 

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Ding Dong Ukuleles On High

Deck Your Uke For Xmas - see how at The Instructables website

Deck Your Uke For Xmas – see how at The Instructables website

At this time of year, some folk rejoice in the sound of Christmas tunes gaily ringing out from every store & the rest of us do our best to avoid even going to the shops from mid-October, when the Xmas season now appears to start!

In case you are looking for an excuse to get out your uke in the bleak midwinter, Jacqueline has noticed there is a Ukulele Carol Jam – Fri 19 Dec 2014  at The Hill Station (Telegraph Hill, Kitto Road SE14 5TW) as part of their Friendly Friday series of community events. Hosted by Sheridan James (aka the Uke Playing Rev, from St Catherine’s Church, New Cross), there are two sessions – the Kids’ Jam from 4pm – 6pm for 4 – 12 year olds & a second one for 12+ & adults, 7.30pm onwards. Contact The Hill Station Cafe for more details.

If you fancy rocking around the Christmas tree, our annual PLUC Xmas Strumalong for past & present members is happening on Tue 16 Dec 2014.

And if you’d like some further festive open strumming sessions instead of having a silent night, for a good round-up of London’s uke clubs & events see The Mighty Ukulele listings pages and monthly mailshot for where you can jingle your bells. Or go out for a pizza instead (deep pan, crisp & even).

Mele Kalikimake.

Jeanette

 

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Xmas Strumalong 2014

Xmas Strumalong 2013 - 03 Kev, Dan & Ed 01

Xmas Strumalong 2013 – 03 Kev, Dan & Ed 01

PLUC’s Christmas arrangements are as follows:

  • Tue 9 Dec – Lewis Club. Xmas song tryout.
  • Tue 16 Dec – Jolly Farmers. Xmas Strumalong.
  • Tue 23 Dec – XMAS BREAK
  • Tue 30 Dec – XMAS BREAK
  • Tue 6 Jan – Lewis Club. New members welcome

All present & past PLUC members welcome. Contact Jeanette for the Xmas Songlist & further information.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2014 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night

 

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Das macht Spaß!

Bremer Ukulelenorchester Visitors With PLUC Jan 2014

Bremer Ukulelenorchester Visitors With PLUC Jan 2014

This week we had another email from a potential international uke-player who might pop into our club when travelling through London over the summer, which reminded me of the two fun visits we had earlier this year to our club.

Jean & Kugel, from the Bremer Ukulelenorchester arrived to brighten up one cold January night & were a delight to have join us. Both excellent musicians, they played mainly by ear & Jean even played bass for some of the evening (an instrument he said he’s never played before!). They joined some of us down the pub afterwards & have written up their London ukeing trip adventures on their club website under the title London – capital of uke !!!! (scroll down for the article – Google Translate is your friend if you don’t speak German). Do sign their Guestbook to say hello if you visit their site. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2014 in PLUC News & Info

 

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New Uke For Xmas?

English: A Kohala Seminary student poses with ...

English: A Kohala Seminary student poses with her ukulele in this 1912 photo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, if you’ve just received a new ukulele for Christmas, check out last year’s tips for handy resources, beginners’ sites & local groups (or come & join our free weekly sessions if you’re in London, Kent or Surrey).

If you’re looking to buy a uke, see our guide to good starter instruments. And do check round this site for plenty of articles on playing tips and other useful free websites.

And if you just want to enjoy a bit of uke fun, try out the Ukulele Hunt’s annual Xmas Quiz.

We’re back strumming at the Lewis Club on Tue 7 Jan 2014.

Jeanette

 

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Christmas Strumalong 2013

The final club night of the year was our annual Christmas Strumalong at the Jolly Farmers pub, attended by a select number of the group – Anthony, Bob, Chris, Colin, Dan, Ed, James, Jeanette, Jos, Kev, Imogen, Maish, Rufus, Steve & Tina. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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December 2013 Club Nights

Ukulele Holiday Gift Tags (papercraft freebie)

Ukulele Holiday Gift Tags (papercraft freebie) (Photo credit: Buz Carter)

Please note the following arrangements for our club nights around Christmas:

Tue 10 Dec Lewis Club. Please bring Xmas Songbooks, as we’ll be playing some numbers from those in addition to our regular PLUC repertoire. (Songs are up in the PLUC Box – in the Xmas Songsheets and New & Try-out Songs. Look out for a new version of Mele Kalikimaka containing extra tinsel in the next day or two.)

Tue 17 Dec Jolly Farmers pub. Again, we’ll play some Christmas numbers as well as our standard tunes.

Tue 24 Dec Xmas Eve & Tue 31 Dec New Year’s Eve – XMAS BREAK.

We return to the Lewis Club on Tue 7 Jan 2014.

For recent members, do make sure you’re up-to-date with printing out our songs, as we’re likely to be joined by a fresh batch of folk in the New Year. It’s easier for sharing music if most of us have copies handy. Thanks.

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2013 in PLUC News & Info, Uke Night

 

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