Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Xmas Meet is on Thursday 10th December

Hi everyone,

just to let you all know to keep a space in your diary for our Xmas meet. its on Thursday 10th December.

there will of course be some nice xmas nibbles, and maybe some mulled wine too.. all included in the Subs price which will remain only £1.

i hope you can all make it


Sunday, 8 November 2009

Novembers Meet-Thursday 26th

Hi everyone,

just to let you all know Novembers meet is on Thursday 26th. Usual time and place.

Wear a jumper, its getting cold in the hall now!

See you all soon


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Octobers Meeting and a good Youtube for beginners

Little reminder that Octobers meet has been brought forward a week, its this Thursday 22nd Oct. Usual time, usual place.

And we have had a few new faces to our club recently and i wanted to share a good spot on youtube for learning new songs, its a guy called Music teacher Mike. Heres a link to his channel.

its well worth a look

See you all soon

Monday, 31 August 2009

A few vids from our last meeting

This is the second meeting we've had where in the middle of the meet we have a little open mic section. This is already proving to be quite popular with a diverse range of songs being played.

Don't worry though there is absolutely no pressure for anyone to get up and do a turn, just sit back, relax and take a sup from your pint.

I've managed to get 3 vids uploaded onto to youtube and embedded here, please make sure that the HQ symbol in the lower right is red as this means its showing in best quality (though this does require a little more speed from your internet supplier, if its stuttery click it to show in normal quality).

Appologies if your performance is not on, I didn't record them all and a couple of the recordings had poor sound.

So here we go

The Prairie Home Companions better known as Stan and Eve, I have no idea what this song is called, so if you do post on the reply.

Lol performing the Kinks Waterloo Sunset

Ken playing a Pub with no Beer (some Australian ditty)

Monday, 3 August 2009

1st Year Anniversary Bash!

Well what a night!

we had a few new faces, who we hope to see again.

we had a bit of an "open mic" thing going on! maybe this could be a new feature.

a big thanks to everyone who has attended over the last year and i hope to see you all again

to those who havent yet made it down to club, get yourselves there!

keep the new songs coming in too, we've got quite a selection now too

see you all soon


Sunday, 2 August 2009

Ukulele Mike's Ukulele Lessons

Anyone wanting to learn a few songs (already has over 100) and get loads of tips and ideas should go and take a look at Ukulele Mike's channel on youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009 I've also added a link to our main page (on the right hand side), it really is that good.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

One year on and going strong!

Hi Guys,

July is the one year anniversary of the Stockton to Darlington Ukulele Express.

our next meet is scheduled for Thursday 30th July. i hope everyone can make it, and make our anniversary meet a meet to remember!

There will be a few nibbles and maybe even some cake! and i hope to see our members who are yet to make it to the club

Since our first meet our numbers have increased and we now have 20 members

We have our own forum and all our songs are available to download from the website

The club is easily located, upstairs in the Darlington railway institute, parking is readily available and free too

i hope to see you all there

i would also like to take this opportunity to thank Keith for all his hard work in setting up this website, and re-arranging all the songs and putting them on the site

and thanks to, to Ken, without his help and encouragment this club would not of got off the ground.


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

No Meeting in June

Hi all as there are a few off on holiday in June we decided to cancel the meeting and instead have it the first week in July.

Therefore our next meeting will be be Thursday 2nd July, hope to see you all then.

Friday, 27 March 2009

April's Meeting and a small update

Simon's on the ball and has already got the room booked for Thursday 30TH of April.

I know some have found the location of the songs a little confusing, I've therefore updated the link on the right hand side to go to the file section of our "group", the link now says "Songs and Files".

To manually get to this location click on the "Visit this group" link in the Google Groups box on the right hand side. From the group you can now navigate to the files (this is where the songs are) and the conversations where you can start a conversation on any subject. When you write in the conversation part those that are registered with the group will receive the message in an email.

If anyone needs any other tips please let me know and I'll put up a post on how to do it.

Finally nice to see a couple of new faces come along to last nights meeting, hope you had a good time and come along to the next one.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

March Meet arranged for Thursday 26th March

The room is booked, so see you all there

Februarys Meet

another month passes by, and so to does another meet of the ukulele express!

Although i thought the Buddy Holly Tribute act was going to invade the room! luckily they cleared off

A great time was had by all, with plenty of new songs to play. There was a couple of coldplay numbers, and one from the Quo!

Keep the song suggestions coming in, and see you all soon

Monday, 16 February 2009

February Meet

Hi guys,

sorry i've been a bit slack!

the next meet is scheduled for Thursday 26th Feb.

hope you can all make it?

Dont forget to email me any new songs you have.. then i can put them up on the projector

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Change of date for January Meet

As a few could nt make it i have changed the meet to Thursday 29th Jan.

Same place, same time

hope you can all make it!

Monday, 12 January 2009

Ukulele Player - Free Mag

Ukulele Player magazine issue 2 has just come out. Its a free mag and a very good read, well worth downloading if you've not come across it. Issue 2 has a competition to win a new uke that just requires you enter an email and posting address.


Simon, there's also a club listings sections if you want to get it added.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

January Meeting

Hi Guys,

next meet is arranged for Thursday 22nd January. Usual time, usual place.

if anyone has any new songs to recommend, please email them to me so i can print them off as i hope to have our new projector up and running.

How are we all getting on with the split stroke?

remember its Down, Down, Touch Up, Touch Down, Down! Then repeat, but with only one Down stroke at the start. Get the strokes into your head so it comes more naturally when you are strumming the uke.

Anyone who cant do it at the next meet has to get the beers in!