It is a great day (and weekend) for many people.
We need beginners.
We need experienced people.
We need you to come and have a good time, and perform in one of our premier performances of the year. The only thing we need to wish for is good weather (not too hot please!).
Let us know that you are thinking about it by filling in the form. Detailed information on 2017 is below the form. And the page full of our 2017 performances is here.
We will have three rehearsals. Rehearsals go for 1-2 hours.
- Wednesday 10 January 2018, 5pm, which is just prior to the Wednesday night session of Ukestral Voices. Venue is the Adamstown Uniting Church Hall – the Barnes Room.
- Sunday 21 January, 11am, Carrington bowlo
- Saturday 3 February, 2:15pm, Carrington bowlo
Rehearsal fee is $20, regardless of whether you attend one rehearsal (obviously not ideal!) or all three (perfect!).
Repertoire (and notes) for Ukastle Ukestra performance at 6pm in the Marquee
We will be selecting from the following.
- Blue Yodel no. 6 (lead singer (hopefully) Kate Sv. from Thursday nights – Key of C and can you please learn the intro rundown, and the blues vamp – the sheet is the ‘blues run and vamp’ attached – otherwise very simple strumming)
- Burn Your Name
- Unchain my Heart (lead singer – Neil from Maitland Monday nights).
- Love Yourself (lead singer – Max) – we’ve selected this song because Max does such a lovely job of it, it’s a sweet little pop song with nice riffs
- How Bizarre (Graham)
- Waimanalo Blues (everyone singing. But with vocals from Chris and Cassia (harmonising). If you want to learn the riffy thing better, no better place to go than Aldrine Guerrero from Ukulele Underground.
2018 SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES FROM LOCALS (DRAFT AS AT 1 DECEMBER 2017)
1:30pm – Ukestral Voices in the Marquee
2:30pm – Jack n Jel n Ruth n John in the Ballroom
6pm – Ukastle Ukestra in the Marquee
7pm – The Outlaws in Baroque Night Club (this group includes Mark, Jane, Di and Ruth)
7:30pm – John Wallace in the Old City Bank Bar
Ukestral Voices Repertoire
Our gig is at 1.30pm and the repertoire will be the following.
- Throw Your Arms Around Me
- Kum Ba yah
- In This Heart
- Unst Boat song
- encore Tonight you Belong to Me
Ukestral Voices Rehearsals – One Joint Rehearsal – Wednesday 7 February
There are no specific rehearsals for Ukestral Voices. You just need to attend the regular sessions.
That means you’ve got these dates to practice up …
Wednesdays 10, 17, 24, 31 January.
Fridays 12, 19, 26 January and 2 February
There will be no Ukestral Voices on Friday 9 February as we will already be heading to Katoomba. Sooooo….
Wednesday 7 February – we would like to encourage ALL Ukestral Voices singers to do the session on this date. Normal Wednesday night time of 6:45pm at Adamstown Uniting Church Hall.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR MIND AND ARE NO LONGER COMING TO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS UKULELE FESTIVAL