Groningen Ukulele Society

G.U.S., The Ukulele Club of Groningen, The Netherlands


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The Next Groningen Ukulele Society Meeting 22nd of august

De volgende meeting is in de bovenruimte van O’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Gedempte Kattendiep 13, Groningen op dinsdag avond, 22 augustus 2017 van 19;00 tot 21:30 uur.

Iedereen is van harte welkom om mee te komen spelen en zingen in deze gezellige pub.

Neem een Uke en je goeie humeur mee als wij populaire liedjes proberen te spelen in een laagdrempelige en

ontspannen sfeer. Tevens liggen er hier ukuleles voor de mensen die er nog geen in bezit hebben.

Songbooks zijn te vinden op de GUS Songbook pagina.

De G.U.S. is bedoeld om beginners en gevorderden te laten genieten (met een beetje begeleiding) van het eenvoudig en geweldig instrument

– De Ukulele – 

The next GUS meeting is in the upstairs room (lounge) of o’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Kattendiep 13, Groningen on tuesday the 22nd of august 2017. The session starts at 7 0’clock and finishes (officially) at half past nine.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with the ukulele fun and madness in the wonderful and cozy environmentof a traditional Irish bar.

It’s free, it’s easy. It’s  for beginners and worldclass players, there are spare ukuleles and songbooks, so come on down to the best ukulele club around.

contact: groningenukulelesociety@hotmail.nl


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The 5th Big Ukulele Xmas Singalong 2017

Well, what a whopper. It’s been and it’s gone, another piece of ukulele hustory here in Groningen, The Netherlands, way up north near the German border!

The 5th edition of the Great Big Xmas Ukulele Singalong (2017).

This year we filled the beautiful Club Lola (Groningen)  with our ukulele friends and sister club from Bremen, (the 1. Bremer Ukulelenorchester) and the ‘Coconut Knackers’ (our friends Dr. Dick and Ton) from Harderwijk (nl) and lots of other folks,,,   And of course the Groningen Ukulele Society.

Opened with a performance from the GUS, followed by performances by ‘Bremen’ the Coconut Knackers, UkeX, Anneloes Jager, Achem (dl), Bremen’2, Myrthe (nl) Anneloes and Simone and maybe more,(a bit vague – well – it was a party!).

Of course, the tradition continued with a 10 o’clock ‘Xmas Singalong Session’led by D’Clog & Friends.

Fun was had, ukes where played, songs where sung, alchohol was drunk, food was eaten, revelry and ukulele where the order of the day – in a jolly Xmas way..

A great success.  We think we’ll be doing it again.

A couple of photos of the evening can be found here – Xmas Ukulele Singalong photo’s 2017

You never know, maybe a couple of video’s will emerge later.

If you’re ever in Groningen and itching to uke – pop in for a visit – every second tuesday in o’ceallaighs Irish Pub.

 


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The Next Groningen Ukulele Society Meeting – 11th of june 2017

De volgende meeting is in de bovenruimte van O’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Gedempte Kattendiep 13, Groningen op dinsdag avond, 11 juni  2017 van 19;00 tot 21:30 uur.

Iedereen is van harte welkom om mee te komen spelen en zingen in deze gezellige pub.

Neem een Uke en je goeie humeur mee als wij populaire liedjes proberen te spelen in een laagdrempelige en

ontspannen sfeer. Tevens liggen er hier ukuleles voor de mensen die er nog geen in bezit hebben.

Songbooks zijn te vinden op de GUS Songbook pagina.

De G.U.S. is bedoeld om beginners en gevorderden te laten genieten (met een beetje begeleiding) van het eenvoudig en geweldig instrument

– De Ukulele – 

The next GUS meeting is in the upstairs room (lounge) of o’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Kattendiep 13, Groningen on tuesday the 11th of june 2017. The session starts at 7 0’clock and finishes (officially) at half past nine.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with the ukulele fun and madness in the wonderful and cozy environmentof a traditional Irish bar.

It’s free, it’s easy. It’s  for beginners and worldclass players, there are spare ukuleles and songbooks, so come on down to the best ukulele club around.

contact: groningenukulelesociety@hotmail.nl


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The Next Groningen Ukulele Society Meeting – 4th of april

De volgende meeting is in de bovenruimte van O’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Gedempte Kattendiep 13, Groningen op dinsdag avond, 4 april 2017 van 19;00 tot 21:30 uur.

Iedereen is van harte welkom om mee te komen spelen en zingen in deze gezellige pub.

Neem een Uke en je goeie humeur mee als wij populaire liedjes proberen te spelen in een laagdrempelige en

ontspannen sfeer. Tevens liggen er hier ukuleles voor de mensen die er nog geen in bezit hebben.

Songbooks zijn te vinden op de GUS Songbook pagina.

De G.U.S. is bedoeld om beginners en gevorderden te laten genieten (met een beetje begeleiding) van het eenvoudig en geweldig instrument

– De Ukulele – 

The next GUS meeting is in the upstairs room (lounge) of o’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Kattendiep 13, Groningen on tuesday the 4th of april 2017. The session starts at 7 0” clock and finishes (officially) at half past nine.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with the ukulele fun and madness in the wonderful and cozy environmentof a traditional Irish bar.

It’s free, it’s easy. It’s  for beginners and worldclass players, there are spare ukuleles and songbooks, so come on down to the best ukulele club around.

contact: groningenukulelesociety@hotmail.nl


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The 5th Big Ukulele Xmas Singalong – 17 december

 

5de Xmas festIt’s Xmas again, The heating is on, the snow is (maybe) falling, the days are short, the nights are long, this can only mean one thing!!!

It’s time for the  5th edition of the   ‘ Great Big Ukulele Xmas Singalong  ‘ the longest running ‘dutch’  ukulele event in the NL !!

As always, hosted by those cheerful folk from the Groningen Ukulele Society, this year in the Lola, the prettiest venue in Groningen – (Pelsterdwarsstraat 11, 9711 KP Groningen).

An evening of ukulele fun, entertainment and madness with performances, ukulele open podium, special guests, food, drink, and don’t forget the

Ukulele Xmas Singalong with D’Clog n’ friends !!

Our sisterclub from Bremen will be there to entertain and keep the party going, the polder folk will be there keeping up the fun.   Will You ???? 

It’s FREE !!             It’s on saturday the 17th of december !!         It’s at a new venue – the Lola !!       It’s gunna be ukulele madness !!

Everybody Welcome

For the earlybirds there is a chance to arrange sleeping places here in Groningen

If you want to book a space on the open podium, arrange a sleeping place or want more info, contact Paul at:  groningenukulelesociety@hotmail.nl  

 Here is the Xmas singalong songbook – gus-xmas-songbook-v2

5de Xmas fest


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New Ukulele Workbook from Mr. Phil Doleman

Phil Doleman

Phil’s voice is as big as his ukulele is small, and his love of vintage blues, hokum, jug band and jazz shines through in his intricate picking and driving rhythms. Known as one of the leading lights of the ’3rd wave’ of the ukulele, Phil has travelled all over the UK and to Europe and the US, performing and leading workshops at festivals, theatres, clubs and events. He has appeared on several albums, performed on BBC radio and TV, taught over 1500 ukulele players, and shared the stage with some of the world’s finest players.

And Now he’s published a book, here is the ‘blurb’

How Music Works on the Ukulele is an invaluable resource for ukulele players who want to move on from simply ‘following the pictures’ and begin to understand how the music they are playing works. Learn techniques and concepts that will allow you to jam with others without resorting to song sheets, recognise the patterns that make learning new songs a breeze, work out songs by ear, and create your own music. No prior knowledge is assumed, and no music reading is necessary, as everything is shown on the ukulele fingerboard.

And here is where you can order a copy:

How Music Works on the Ukulele

Thanks Phil