Welcome to the Portland Ukulele Association (PUA)
Dedicated to the fun and fellowship of ukulele playing since 2002
Next PUA gathering: Sunday, May 12, 2013
St. David’s Episcopal Church Community Hall, 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, 97214
(in the Hawthorne District, 4 blocks South of SE Hawthorne and 28th). $5
PUA 11th Anniversary and Sad Song Contest, special gathering May 19th, 2013, noon-3:30p.m. Kennedy School. Details in the PUA newsletter.
PUA meets on the second Sunday monthly, 2013 season. January 13. February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9 (No gathering in July and August).
Ralph Shaw on tour
Ralph Shaw Love and Laughter Tour
Sunday, June 2, 5 pm
Please note: This show has been sold out. A second concert has been scheduled for Saturday night June 1 and it too is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please send email to pua.
Ralph Shaw, Canada’s King of the Ukulele, is an unparalleled showman with a knack for engaging an audience and keeping them in the palm of his hand. His show, at times both hilarious and touching, has a vaudeville feel mixed with contemporary humor. Ralph’s performances span old favorites and the English music hall icon George Formby, and wonderful originals. Ralph, who is based in Vancouver, B.C., plays ukulele and harmonica; sings, dances, yodels and whistles like a dream; and recounts stories that draw on his Yorkshire childhood, his early careers as physicist and clown, and the adventures of a traveling ukulele bard. It’s a one-man show unlike any other, and supremely entertaining. www.RalphShaw.ca
Ralph will offer two workshops on Saturday, June 1 at the place where PUA meets monthly. Send email to pua to reserve a place in the workshop(s).
Noon and 2 p.m. Place: St. David of Wales (Where PUA meets) 2800 SE Harrison, Portland, 97214 In the Hawthorne District
One workshop $25, both workshops $45
Noon-1:30 p.m. — The Secret to Infinite Strumming Patterns – Getting left and right hands to work together. In this workshop Ralph teaches the basic skills and then shows how those skills can be combined in order to vary your strumming styles in an endless variety of ways. This workshop uses the techniques of: accents, damping, ghost strum, tremolo, rolls and triplets to create strums which include: reggae, waltz, bo-diddley, samba and more.
2-3:30 p.m. Melody Licks for Strummers – Ideas for bringing melody into your strumming. Strummers can introduce melody into their playing. Use the well known arrangements of the songs you love to play to help you provide embellishments for your music. Students learn how to create their own arrangements by paying attention to the following elements of famous songs: energy, dynamics, rhythm, melody, bass and performance style.
Both workshops covers abilities from experienced beginner to advanced intermediate making it suitable for players of varying ability.
Port Townsend Uke Fest Sept. 11-15
SOLD OUT. First Port Townsend Ukulele Festival at Centrum - scheduled for September 11-15, 2013. Go to the site for all information, and to get on the waiting list.
Bend Ukulele Camp in July
The Bend Uke Group is putting on a camp (camping/RV at Runway Ranch) July 19-21st. The camp is called Ukulele University. Early Bird Special ($60) registration if ordered before May 15. All the details at: www.ukeu.info
Other Jams and Classes
MC Jammers - The Milwaukie Center ukulele jam
Meets each Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:00. Located at The Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, OR 97222. No experience necessary - everyone welcome! Cost is $1.00 per person to cover room usage.
Ukulele at West Linn Adult Community Center (WLACC)
Meets weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 3:30pm at the WLACC, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn. There is no charge. Just come with your ukulele. For more information, contact Chuck Lawson at CandDLawson@gmail.com
Ukulele Class offered by Dave Mullany
In SE Portland- beginners and intermediate players welcome. 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, each month. SE Portland near Foster and 55th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Each class we play popular songs (Beatles, Dylan, Folk, blues etc.), learn new chords, strums and note fills. $30 for one class or $50 for the month. Registration is required, please contact Dave Mullany at (503)757-7522 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
West Side Ukers
Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223 from 6:30-8pm. Please call Karen at 503/246-3351 Ext. 4 for more information or go to the yahoo group: West Side Ukers.
For more information or to be added to our email list, contact Marianne Brogan: email@example.com.
Maintained by Marianne Brogan.
Animated Ukers w/the exception of Tiny Tim used by permission from Rock That Uke.
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