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Cairns Ukulele Festival 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.

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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”.Get Off Ya Couch 1 jpg

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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.

 

Cairns Ukulele Festival 2014

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.

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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”.
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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.

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Posted by on August 23, 2014 in General News

 

Big red couch comes to town

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.

Our bums are firmly on the couch and we are on our way to the Cairns Ukulele Festival!

Our bums are firmly on the couch and we are on our way to the Cairns Ukulele Festival!

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in General News

 

Cairns Ukulele Festival 2014…just around the corner!

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.
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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.
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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in General News

 

Blind Society Performance

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.
Cheers
Donna

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2014 in General News

 

T.U.C’s Xmas Party 2013

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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.

 Wally..looking splendid

Wally..looking splendid

Irene, Jan and Ann

Irene, Jan and Ann

Wendy.. tripping the light fantastic and all the more special for having made the uke herself!

Brenda… tripping the light fantastic and all the more special for having made the uke herself!

 

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Annie, Jan Dee and Wayno

Annie, Jan, Dee and Wayno (King Kent to Back)

Scotty always ready with the harmonica

Scotty always ready with the harmonica

 

Kaylene

Kaylene

 

Hazel...focussed

Hazel…focussed

Jenny

Jenny

Col lee pointing the way

Col lee pointing the way

 

Marg, Liam and Kent

Marg, Liam and Kent

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in General News

 

And the Winner is………..

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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.

The parade ended in a wonderful fireworks display and the award for the best float in the parade was ours …Hip Hip Hooray!
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Posted by on November 17, 2013 in General News

 

Manitoba Hal visits Airlie Beach

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.

Manitoba Hal with his custom uke. Tenor and Concert all rolled into one

Manitoba Hal with his custom uke. Tenor and Concert all rolled into one

Ann, Annie, Hal and Kent

Ann, Annie, Hal and Kent

A gathering of ukies at Phil and Heathers

A gathering of ukies at Phil and Heathers

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2013 in General News

 

Palm Creek Folk Festival 2013

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Gathering for the performance

Tuned up and ready to go!

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in General News

 

Cairns / Palm Creek Songs have been posted!

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your patience.

I have posted the Song list they are under Cairns/Palm Creek 2013

Enjoy

Theresa

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in General News

 

TUC Xmas Party …2012

TUC Xmas Party 2012

What a swell party it was.
Wishing all club members the happiest of Xmas’s.
Looking forward to lots of social gatherings in 2013.

Happy strumming……Annie

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in General News