So, as I tried to announce at last night's wonderful BUG gathering, I'm
part of a L'Arche <[link]
community here in Ottawa. (L'Arche is at base an agency, but one that
aspires to be a 'community for people with and without intellectual
Oh there's no place like BUG for the holidays! Next jam: Wednesday,
December 21, 2011!
If you can, please let us know as soon as possible whether or not you
plan on attending and if you're bringing any guests. Phone
613-526-4313 or email us at mrog...@cyberus.ca
I'll do up a song list from the selections that are posted on our
My apprentice and I put together the powerpoint for tonight. I will again
bring my PlayBook and HDMI cable and if I can get a volunteer to do the
other TV, it would be fabulous. What you need is a computer, iPad or other
tablet that will run a simple powerpoint file and has HDMI and please bring
Grab your ukes and come on out to play! Fabulous music with good
friends, food, and drinks!
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, Nov 16, 2011
WHERE: Clocktower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street, lower level
TIME: 7 - 10 ; but please join us beforehand, anytime after 5:30, to
enjoy dinner, snacks, and camaraderie!
This is it! Show time!
We’ll meet at the Stella Luna Gelato Café, 1103 Bank Street, right
beside the Ottawa Folklore Centre (OFC) [link]
at 6:15 in the back room. We’ll hand out our fabulous BUG t-shirts and
last minute instructions for our performance, maybe even a quick
I'd like to think I'm presenting this for educational, not self-promotional
purposes. Anyways, I made a
>of the Britney song I
played at last month's BUG meeting. I didn't write
out a detailed chord/lyric sheet, but like I say in the description, it's
As we mentioned in an earlier email and at the last BUG jam, just for
fun Mark and I are holding an absolute beginner mini jam at our house
this Sunday from 1 - 3, and due to cancellations we have room for 2
more people to join us (making 6 of us in total).
We'll play some easy songs, perhaps discuss how to read tab and chord
Here's a few of my favourites from the songs we've done:
With a Little Help From My Friends (Gotta have some Beatles content!)
Song For a Winter's Night (CanCon)
It's a Heartache
59th Street Bridge
Our next BUG jam is Wednesday, November 16, 2011! Theme: BUG Songbook
Right now our go-to books are the Wukulele Songbooks. There's been
talk about creating a BUG songbook - compiling all of our favourite
songs that we enjoy playing the most - the ones that really SIZZLE
when we play them together! That way, when called upon to share our
When we collected the white BUG song binders at the end of the BUG jam
session this past Wed Oct 19, Mark and I noted that we were missing
BUG Songbook #19.
If anyone inadvertently took it home with them, we'd appreciate if
you'd let us know. Hopefully we could arrange to get it back before
At our Oct 19 BUG jam we had T-shirt sample sizes and a sign-up sheet.
Mark will be putting in an order this Monday, Oct 24 so there's still
an opportunity to order one and take advantage of the bulk order price
Sizes S to XL are $15
Sizes 2XL to 5XL are $19
To give you an idea of the size: small just fits me (a bit snug
I am a little unprepared for tonight but I managed to get a presentation
made. It is not a good as the last one as last month all the pages came
from Wukulele songbooks. There are a couple songs that were not going in so
I put in a note about it on the slide.
Judicael, if you could bring your HDMI and netbook again, that would be
Come on out and enjoy! Fabulous friends, food and drinks!
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2011 (TOMORROW!)
WHERE: Clocktower Brew Pub, 575 Bank Street, lower level
TIME: 7 - 10 (but please join us for dinner beforehand anytime after
Please feel free to join us anytime after 5:30 to enjoy
It's the Ottawa Folklore Centre's (OFC) 35th anniversary, and BUG has
been asked to participate in the celebratory concert at the Mayfair
Theatre on Sunday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. We would be opening the
2nd half and were asked to do about 6 minutes (2 songs) with some
audience singalong. We thought it would be fun to put together a
I,'m probably the last one to find this but in case I'm not here is a few hors of good Uke podcasts [link]
We just received this information from our newest BUG member, Neil
I have an album of ukulele music that I'll release at Avant Garde Bar,
Besserer St, Ottawa, on Saturday, October 15 at 9pm. Anyone interested
is welcome to get a sense of my music at myspace.com/neilgerster or
find Neil Gerster on Facebook, where one more song is posted.
We're back from the wilds and looking forward to seeing you all next
week! We'd love to have a chance to catch up on all the news and meet
new members so why not come out for dinner before the meeting, anytime
Sounds like you had a great time at the September get-together -
I meant to sent this out months and months ago. If you're memory can go back
far enough, I played a Louis Armstrong song, (well technically it's a tango
written by Julio Cesar Sanders, and given English lyrics in 1951 by Dorcas
Cochran, then recorded by Tony Martin and Louis Armstrong), at a BUG night
Rugby and ukuleles... I kid you not! I am sitting in Wellington's rugby
world cup fanzone where I just caught a fantastic performance by the
Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. Seriously impressive musicians,
and so much fun!
Here are a couple of pics of them in action. I also got a few video bits -
James Hill Workshop and James Hill & Anne Davison In Concert
September 25 @ Les Brasseurs du Temps
170 rue Montcalm in Gatineau
Reservations 819-205-4999 ext 1
Workshop at 4:00 p.m.: 12$
Concert at 8:00 p.m.: 25$
Workshop and Concert: 30$
You can have dinner at Les Brasseurs du Temps between the Workshop and
Kudos to Fiona and Gord for a job well done! Not an easy task and you two were great.
15 binders just did not cut it last month because we as a group are
awesome! Our room at the Clocktower is adorned with two large TVs and
a projector. Fiona and Gord with some input from our other Gord have
put together a song list and they have prepared the binders for
Tomorrow night. I have taken that song list and made a PowerPoint
Here's a list from the internet of Autumn/Fall songs. Check out the
songs I've already posted on our BUG website under BUG media - October
2011 on the right hand side.
Your mission for the October 19th BUG meeting if you choose to accept
it is to see if you know any of the songs on the list below and see if
The James Hill workshop is a GO! Yeah! 4 to 5:30!
Sunday September 25; 4:00 p.m.
Les Brasseurs du Temps, 170 rue Montcalm, Gatineau, Québec
Workshop only: $12
Special workshop/evening show combo: $30
See Facebook event about the show: [link]
Reservations: 819-205-4999 ext 1
Hi pets, I too have registered for all 3 events (workshop - dinner - show.) and it should be super. See you all there. Danielle S.
ALL LEVELS OF UKULELE PLAYERS! There will be a ukulele workshop with
James HIll on Sunday September 25 at Les Brasseurs du Temps at 170
Montcalm in Hull in the afternoon but ONLY IF AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE SIGN
Please email jean-pierre.moi...@videotron.c a right away to make it
happen this is a fantastic opportunity that shouldn't be missed! We
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