Groningen Ukulele Society

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


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The Next Groningen Ukulele Society Meeting – 20 september

De volgende meeting is in de bovenruimte van O’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Gedempte Kattendiep 13, Groningen op dinsdag avond, 20 september 2016  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 20th of september 2016. 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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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


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The Next Groningen Ukulele Society Meeting – 6 sept

De volgende meeting is in de bovenruimte van O’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Gedempte Kattendiep 13, Groningen op dinsdag avond, 6 september 2016  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 6th of september 2016. 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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Groningen Ukulele Society play Rumbling Earth Festival

On a sunny saturday in june if you wandered down the high street in Groningen, weaving through the throng, you might have heard a chirpy melody bouncing of the walls of the local shops…   Is that a bird ? is that a bee ?   no no no, that’s the sound of ukuleles !!   You would be forgiven over here in the Netherlands for not recognising that bouncy little sound,  there arn’t many ukuleles to be found…  But here in Grunn,  The ukulele recognition movement has begun..   with that funky little club, the Groningen Ukulele Society,  playing here and there, giving the ukulele some air!!

This time we where elbowing our way into the Rumbling Earth Festival (not really – we where invited)  – a new event in Groningen to promote the idea of a  ‘ free musical city ‘ where performers are not required to buy a licence to play on the streets – ( a strange but normal thing here in the netherlands).

We where there, we where heard, people smiled, people danced, Job Done !!!!


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The Next Groningen Ukulele Society Meeting – 17 may at o’ceallaighs Irish Pub

Sun + sun + sun = fun. Come and celebrate the sun and the GUS 4th birthday upstairs at o’ceallaighs, Ukuleles will be played – songs will be sung – fun will be had or ‘ave a banana… It’s free, it’s fun it’s open for EVERYONE!! see ya there (unless you’re square….)

Our first flyer before the GUS began

(Our first flyer before the GUS began)

De volgende meeting is in de bovenruimte van O’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Gedempte Kattendiep 13, Groningen op dinsdag avond, 17 mei 2016  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 17th of may 2016. 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 3rd of may.

De volgende meeting is in de bovenruimte van O’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Gedempte Kattendiep 13, Groningen op dinsdag avond, 3 mei 2016  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 3rd of may 2016. 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