The ukulele trees are bursting into bloom!


Aloha everyone,

It must be spring, for the ukulele trees are bursting into bloom! In this post:

  • Our next session on Tuesday 8 September at the Gov
  • Our workshop at Semaphore Music Festival SMF on Saturday 3 October
  • Our performance at SMF on Sunday 4 October
  • and dates for your diary

Tuesday 8 September our regular get together starts at 7pm at The Gov, but this week we’ll be in the dining room.  There’s free parking at the Entertainment Centre this week.
In the first half of this session we’ll practice our  songs for the SMF – see below. In the second half, in smaller groups, we’ll learn something new (or half-remembered) then perform these for each other in the front bar. The novice group at this session will probably learn one of the SMF songs. Anyone can bring along a song, or suggest one – what about we use the ideas for AUAS part of our website to advise what you’re bringing and where to find it, or to make suggestions of songs you’d  like to see at future sessions. You can do this at anytime.

Saturday 3 October SMF has asked AUAS to run a free ukulele workshop from 3pm to 5pm in the RSL.  What a fantastic opportunity to liberate those poor ukuleles that are held captive, unloved, in laundry cupboards, beach houses, garages and as props in unrestored hotels.  Everyone is welcome – please come along and bring your families, friends, colleagues, lovers, publican – anyone that you think should be sharing our ukulele vibe.  More details in a separate email shortly.

Sunday 4 October we’re slated to appear at 11am on the stage at the Semaphore Foreshore Concert. Our songs are
You are My Sunshine
Eight Days A Week
Brand New Key
Is This the Way to Amarillo? we’ll do this one this coming Tuesday
Ukulele Baby
Bad Moon Rising
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Could everyone planning to be part of this terrific event let me know by return email? Then I can send details of where to meet, what to wear and bring etc to just those members.  Of course, everyone is welcome to all the regular sessions and practice sessions even if they can’t make it to the concert. It’s still a great way to learn and improve.

AUAS @ SMF 2008

AUAS @ SMF 2008

Other diary dates – see our gigs page


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