BUG is for everyone in the Ottawa area who loves ukulele!
Our regular BUG jams on the 3rd Wednesday of every month are free! Come out to strum, sing, and laugh!
You do NOT have to "Register" on this website to be a BUG member - just come on out to the pub! The only reason to register is to add songs or photos. You don't have to register to download songs.
Where: Clocktower Brew Pub, lower level, 575 Bank Street, Ottawa
When: Regular BUG jams are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m. But come early and join us downstairs for a delicious dinner, snack, or drinks, anytime after 5:30 - meet new friends, share ukulele tips, tricks, and so on...
Note: there is also a Ukulele Slow Jam on the 1st Wednesday of every month at a small $5 cost, led by local music teachers/performers - same times, same place, same great people! Check out all the details by clicking on the Next Slow Jam page.
Beginners – don’t be shy! We have so much fun! We bring song binders to each meeting for people to share. Or you can print out the songs for our next session from our song list which is found on the "Next BUG Jam" page. We also project the words and chords on two large TV screens in the room.
If you're just starting out and plan on joining us regularly at the pub, you'll get lots of help from fellow ukers and even though you might not be able to keep up with everything right at the beginning, you'll still be able to belt out the songs, and you'll catch on quickly to the chords with practice. We suggest that you become familiar with chords such as C, C7, F, G, G7, D, D7, B flat, A, Am, A7, Em, E7 to maximize your experience. An electronic chromatic tuner is also an invaluable purchase! The Ottawa Folklore Centre staff (our sponsors) are very helpful in everything to do with ukes. You can phone them to enquire about ukulele lessons and workshops or pay them a visit at 1111 Bank St.
These days, most people enjoy participating on our BUG Facebook site. We post all BUG events there, as well as other ukulele events, and members use it to communicate, post uke videos they've enjoyed and all sorts of uke-related info.
Less frequently these days, we use the BUG Google Groups site: BUG Google group If you want to post messages on that site, or receive emails from that site you must register for a Google account. But all BUG information, events, etc. is posted on this website, right here!
If you'd like further information about BUG, contact Sharon Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcome! Come see what all the excitement is about!