Manitoba Hal … Workshop and Concert Sat. 6th October 2018

23 08 2018





Guess whose coming to dinner!

19 08 2018





Sing! Sing! Sing!

18 08 2018

Ok, you have mastered your uke chords and feel mighty pleased, as you should.
However, when you lead a song you may find your voice lets you down.
Help is at hand.
Anu Grace is conducting two singing workshops next Sunday to get your pitch and harmony in line with your voice and your ukulele. Get into it by clicking “contact” www.anugrace.com





Hi Ho from the Administrator

18 08 2018

Here she is back again. An absolute miracle in itself (nothing like the power of the uke to lift your spirits)
I have missed so much reporting since our last post but now that I’m on the fly again I have some great gigs to add. Stay posted.





Xmas Party 2017

17 01 2018

On Saturday 16th December 2017 a great group of ukers gathered at the CWA hall in Denham St. for our end of year break up.

A BIG Shout out and Thank You to Reg Braun and Phil John for a fabulous Lucky Door prize, won by Carol Freeman.

Also, Thank You to Judy Lonergan who donated the prize for our “Best Tropical Xmas Outfit” which was won by Liz Schmidt.

There were lots of gifts left by Santa so nobody went home empty handed.

We danced and sang along to the juke box that was generously supplied by Rhonda and Gary Teitz, thanks guys.

Good food, good company, good music and a great night was had by all.






Bush Uke Camp – Bivouac Junction

10 10 2017

A big crowd camped at Bivouac Junction over the Queen’s Birthday weekend – a true blue bush setting where the Fanning River meets the Burdekin. Lots of jamming, singing and dancing with some great little workshops thrown into the mix.

Great outback tucker was served up by Wendy and assisted by Meg.


Saturday night, open mic night, showcased a range of talent.
Who could forget Kent’s recital of “The Man from Ironbark” accompanied by Phil setting the scene with his wonderful impromptu painting.


We were all aboard the bus and in to Charters Towers to perform at “Eventide” on Sunday. A group of around 40 played up a storm for the residents who got into the swing and our tappers Carol and Pat tripped the light fantastic.


Lunch at “The Enterprise” hotel  and gig in the main bar finished off
our Charters Towers jaunt.


Kent, “the pied piper of uke” gathered the camp kids for a beginner session and they really got into strumming and chord changes. They loved it!


All this fun and a cake to boot!  Thanks Janine from “Janine’s Cake Art”

A big thanks to John and Wendy Lawn for organizing the event and to Wendy for her catering skills. So many others pulled their weight too to make this Ukulele Bush Camp a great success….what a fabulous group!





Out and About at Happy Gigs

22 09 2017

Friday 8th Sept., 2017

Good gathering of ukers: Kent, Dave, Karen, Heather and John Mason, Terry, Irene, John L, Wendy, Leigh, Pam, Phil and Sandra. After enjoying a ‘Hangi’ meal – heaps and very tasty. We were treated to Islander cultural dance and song. Our turn came at the end of the presentations.
We sang up a bit of a storm including some songs with a ‘Pacific’ flavour. A really pleasant evening.

Thursday 7th September, 2017

One of the club members referred to us as “The Magnificent Seven”.

Seven Top Ukers: Donna, Jack, John, Jan, Ian, Dave and Leigh. We certainly stretched the repertoire.  Sang heaps of songs that we haven’t sung before.  Used the “Green Book” for a change.  All too good!  Thanks for turning up. Don’t ya just luv it? … John

 

 





12 09 2017





Pop Up Ukestra News

16 08 2017

The “Popup Ukestra” was launched with mowtown songs “Higher and Higher” and “Dancing in the Streets”…and they were dancing in the street!
Anu Grace took us through 3 practice sessions and we were up and running. All photos and thanks to Paul Freeman.


Lead singers, Bernie and Sandra belted it out while Reg kept us steady on bass and Tony gave spice with his great riffs.

 





4 08 2017