It was great to see so many of our ukers along with family and friends, not to mention Ulla from Sweden, attend our Xmas Party. Happy diners, a quiz from John, a slideshow by Lindsay, prizes and presentations made for a great night of fun. Congrats to Donna K and Cam for the best Xmas hats.
Townsville Ukulele’s Xmas Party 2014…West End Hotel December 16, 2014
Willows Xmas Pageant 2014 December 13, 2014
All aboard the happiest float in the Willows Xmas Pageant.
Congratulations to Townsville Coastguard for this year’s win. You do an amazing job around our Townsville waterways.
This year the trailer supplied by our man Kent, was enormous and worked so well for our big contingent of uke players. Big thanks to our primemover driver who joyfully honked his way thru the parade. Our set Xmas Carol list narrowed down very quickly to “Rudolph” a big crowd pleaser, with Donna conducting up top. We definitely put smiles on faces and that’s what it’s all about!
Magnetic Island Bay Dayz Festival October 7, 2014
Four weeks of stimulating Island events with the help of Island partnerships and the local community saw food, arts, music, markets and sports presented in the many beautiful bays on Magnetic Island.
Our gig at the “Spring Equinox Fair” was staged in stunning Alma Bay. Such a good vibe with a great mix of performance and markets. Our repertoire of island songs proved a hit, particularly the rendition of “Gilligan’s Island”.
Many of us stayed over at the local hotel and kicked up our heels on the dance floor.
Sunday saw us up bright and perky…swimming for “some”!!! and walks before a little performance at “Gilligan’s Café Bar” along with a delicious brekky. Ofcourse “Gilligan’s Island” went over a treat.
Big thanks to SEALINK for your generosity in getting us happily too and from Magnetic Island. “Cos I’ve got what I want 20 minutes away”
Cairns Ukulele Festival 2014 August 23, 2014
We love performing at the Cairns Ukulele Festival, so thanks to Gaby Thomasz and her team for once again organizing this amazing event and inviting us in.
Some of us went cruising (on boats), others threw themselves into workshops and we all met up at Fogarty Park to perform and to enjoy all the many fantastic players. Catching up with other ukers from all over the place is always a plus as was seeing Richard again with OUR “Big Red Couch”.
O.K. we didn’t quite strum into the Guinness World Record Book (and probably never will), however standing with 1100 players, singing to The Mavericks’ hit “Dance the night Away”, was an awesome thing to do in anybody’s language.
We kept tight and together on Saturday night, meeting at the Courthouse Hotel for dinner and let loose with the laughter, music and the naughtiness we are capable of dishing out.
The Sunday arvo concert, as usual electric, showcased the best of the Pacific and Asia and ofcourse our own NQ favs Ryo and his “Montgomery Brothers”.
Thanks to Cam, Sue and Rhonda for our happy snap album. We held great restraint in not publishing the untidy bits, you can find them in our Dropbox. Bribes to be paid at our next meeting.
Big red couch comes to town June 27, 2014
After waiting for the media to show we finally gave up and spent a few hours jamming on our beautiful Strand. Thanks Michael and Anna for providing the gorgeous couch…see you in Cairns.
Cairns Ukulele Festival 2014…just around the corner! June 24, 2014
The BIG RED COUCH is moving up the coast and it looks like a Thursday arrival in the “Ville” so glam up or down and be part of it’s presence in Townsville.
Meanwhile, Townsville’s Ukulele Club is getting into the full swing of practise with our first Sunday Sesh attracting 19 players. Thanks to Donna and Col Lee for our new upgraded song albumns and Mark for his Just4Kids warehouse space.
Blind Society Performance May 15, 2014
What a great evening was had by all. There were 15 Ukers, 6 wonderful family supporters and Rhonda and Donna K were there to support and take photos, thanks girls!
We entertained, talked to and had a meal with these lovely people, and I think that they really enjoyed the break in routine for their monthly BBQ.
We sang and laughed through our list of tunes with a wonderful introduction to each song by John explaining its origin etc.
I am so happy to be involved with this awesome bunch of people, who interacted so comfortably with the members of the Blind Society and in particular Wally, Irene and Shirley who made an extra effort that meant so much.
To me, these are the special gigs and I look forward to a lot more of them.
Thanks again to you all for coming, ukers and supporters, see you all at our Tuesday meets.
T.U.C’s Xmas Party 2013 January 13, 2014
Another sultry night, however a big uke crowd gathered to celebrate Xmas at the “Westie” It was nice that players’ long suffering partners and families came along to join in the joy of a uke Xmas. We have to thank Jane for the following photos. She was trying out her new Olympus camera and took some great candid snaps.
And the Winner is……….. November 17, 2013
With a prod from Kent and a truck supplied by the man it took less than a week to enter the club into the Willows Xmas Community Parade.
Our spirit of “yes we can” shone through once again and we all had a fine old time. Uke Xmas carols interspersed with “This Truck/Train” saw us sailing down Thuringowa Drive to Willows playing to a happy crowd.
Manitoba Hal visits Airlie Beach October 8, 2013
Thanks to Phil and Heather along with the Whitsunday Uke-aholics for enticing Hal to the Whitsundays. A few from our club travelled down for the weekend and learnt the uke blues Hal style. A sensational weekend which ended with a concert at the sailing club on Sunday.
Don’t forget to snap up Hal’s latest CD on offer through the club. A percentage of the sale has generously been donated by MH to the “Heartstrings” project.