Spring is here – the ukuleles are swarming!


Tuesday 23 August 7pm – workshop night. Phil is the host and will also be teaching you Just Can’t Get Enough, with some enthusiastic assistance from everyone who remembers the 80s. And probably Leaving On Jet Plane. In Show and Play, Roger will share his stories of Hawaii, and show and play his gorgeous KoAloha. And then it’s small groups and Limelight practice.

Saturday 27 August 27 5.30pm on Channel 7 – see our most recent Saturday Ukulele Jam on SA Life!

Tuesday 30 August 7pm – Limelight. Chase away the winter blues and get the sap rising at our irregular open mic night. Rob is the MC for the night. The formal part is basically two sets, and one song per performer-or-group at a time (so we can fit all parties on the board). Bring your party piece, throw on some colour and come along, even if you don’t want to perform. And if you can’t stop performing, the stage is even more open from 930.

Saturday 3 September 2pm-5pm – Saturday Afternoon Uke Jam and Family Sesh. This is very informal: find or make a group to jam with for an hour, then get up and show off. Then do it all again. Kid’s group in the first half: let us know if you or they need a loan uke. Banjoleles welcome: they’ll find some dedicated like-minds of all ages!

Tuesday 6 September 7pm – Beginners and Novices Night. Richard T leads a session for L and P plates, but everyone is welcome to drop in and jam, and then perform on stage.

Tuesday 13 September 7pm – workshop night

Tuesday 20 September 7pm – Strumming and Picking Night

Richard T leads a session on playing rather than singing. And again, everyone is welcome to drop in and jam and perform.

Tuesday 27 September – workshop night

Saturday 1 October – maybe or maybe not the Saturday Uke Jam… standby by for updates.

Sunday 2 October – Semaphore Music Festival. This is a great day out for ukers and family and friends – please put it in your diary now! We begin with breakfast at Largs Bay, then our Foreshore gig at 11 – we have the honour of being the opening act. We catch our breath, and at 1pm give a uke workshop (it’s a great session to bring unbelieving friends to) and then we retire for lunch (AUAS’s shout) and some bevvies at the Palais. This is AUAS’s annual social day, given Christmas time is tooooo mad, so please plan to come along, with friends and family. Set list soon.

And a bonus extra – music workshop with Kavisha Mazzella on 24 September. If you’d like a taste of Kavisha’s work visit www.kavisha.com. Ukes as well as voices most welcome.

ukulele swarm

Ukulele swarm by etcher67

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