The Melbourne Ukulele Festival has been one of the highlights of the ukulele calendar for years. Now in these Covid times this festival is reviving and we are sending a small but dedicated group of players to perform 2.15-3pm Sunday 20th March at the Chalice Church (on high St Northcote). All levels of players are welcome and we can promise a really fun Melbourne experience.
MUF has lots of ticketed events and free stuff. For the ukestra go to “more” link on their webpage, then click on community groups and you will find us. Jack n Jel will also be playing Sunday night 4.45-5.15pm at the Wesley Anne Hall.
- Gold on the Ceiling – Black Keys – Jayra Drummond
- Homecoming Queen – Thelma Plum – Trish Collins
- Harvest Moon – Neil Young – Suzy Collins
- Total Control – The Motels – Kris Fegent 5:30
- Kashmir – Led Zeppelin – Sam Reich – 5:30
- Old Man – Neil Young – Ken Lambert
- No Surprises – Radiohead – Jane Cameron
- Medicine Man – ‘Keb ‘Mo – Carol McCaskie
- Hurt – Judy Neilands
- Colours – Black Pumas – Jayra Drummond
Take It to the Limit – The Eagles – Mark/Jane
- Medicine Man (Carol is not there, Mark will sing it)
- Katy Cruel (Mark and Jane only).
#2. Saturday 26 February
4:30-6:30pm. Bruce’s house in Dudley (in the email to you).
or on Zoom.
#1. Wednesday 23 February
Videos of the Harvest Moon and Total Control first passes are way down below. But this is the Zoom recording.
#3. Saturday 5 – in the arvo, after 3pm.
#4. Saturday 12- in the arvo, after 3pm.
#5. In Northcote, somewhere, probably on the Saturday, or maybe the Sunday morning, when we are down there, for the festival.
Here is the Ukastle Ukestra repertoire for this gig (pretty similar to the BMUF but a few extra songs)……
Take it to the Limit – The Eagles
Colours and Homecoming Queen
Homecoming Queen pdf
A song by Thelma Plum, a Gamilaraay woman. Homecoming Queen speaks of the difficulties of identity for a young indigeneous woman in Australia in the 1990s/2000s.
No Surprises Radiohead
No Surprises – second song on this BMUF video
Our most ambitious song yet in our 12+ year ukestra history. Kashmir is a 1975 song by Led Zeppelin who are not exactly known for their ‘ukulele-friendly tunes’.
Harvest Moon – Rehearsal #1 23 February
We are inspired by this version of Harvest Moon
First, a video of muting, then a copy of the rehearsal
- Wednesday 23 February – in the evening. Our place or someone else’s offer. Or Wil&Sons.
- Saturday 26 – in the arvo, after 3pm.
- Saturday 5 – in the arvo, after 3pm.
- Saturday 12- in the arvo, after 3pm.