Groningen Ukulele Society

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


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The Next Groningen Ukulele Society Meeting – 17 october

De volgende meeting is in de bovenruimte van O’ceallaigh Irish Pub, Gedempte Kattendiep 13, Groningen op dinsdag avond, 17 oktober 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 17th of october 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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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 !!!!