Our thanks, always, to the people who bring us BUG, by volunteering their knowledge and skill to the Ukulele playing community.
2018 sees us at the Bunch of Grapes, who have even made changes to their menu to make us feel welcome!
Jeannie has run a January Strumming workshop - see details on the Workshops tab, if you are logged in.
Our next gig is in February in Clunes (always the best fun) - see Gigs coming up
Sunday 14th October
Clunes Makers' Market and Springfair
Location: Clunes Showgrounds
Time: Arrive around 9-9.15am. We'll play from 9.30 to 11.30, with a break in the middle.
Saturday 3rd November: Bridge Mall Farmers Market
Saturday 10th November: Ballarat Show - 12pm - 1pm
Sunday 11th November: We have been invited to play at the Ballarat Frolic Festival Picnic which is organised by Ballarat's LGBT+ community.
Location: Alfred Deakin Place.
Time: The picnic runs from 12 to 4pm and BUG will play a couple of sets from around 2pm. Hope you can make it.
Saturday 8th December: Ballarat Farmers Market at Lake Wendouree
14th December sees us at the Bunch of Grapes in Pleasant Street.
RSVPs for Christmas session on 21 December 2017 at Bunch of Grapes - so far we have 70 attending, so definitely in the Bistro room. Anyone who hasn't let me know they are coming, please do so asap.
Sunday 18 September - Ukulele Affair ( Judy, Helen and Jeannie) will be performing at Sutton's House of Music on Sunday 18 September from 2.30 - 4.30pm Entry is free. Hope some of you can make it. We have a whole lot of new material for this show.
BUG Members playing at the MUF
Melbourne Ukulele Festival was held on 28th–30th of October, Northcote, Melbourne
Jeannie, Helen and Judy - Ukulele Affair Saturday October 29, 12:20pm - Open Studio
- 204 High Street, Northcote
Richard Johnson Sunday October 30, 1:40pm - Open Studio
- 204 High Street, Northcote
Booking for July at the Library
6 week programme at the library from July 20 at 2.30pm each Wednesday, run by Tony Chew.
The library has ukuleles for participants to use.
Over the 6 week period participants will learn:
1. The components of the ukulele, the various sizes of instruments and how they sound and how to tune a ukulele
2. Basic chords, strumming technique and links to resources
3. A new song each week
30th June - Beginners session at 6pm (thanks Jeannie) - stay for dinner, and the main session at 7:30
Jeannie is working on the BUG Performance Bug Book 2
Beginners sessions originally were to be for the month of January only. Thanks to Jeannie's commitment, they have run until April.
Changes to Beginners: The beginners group will meet at 6pm Thursdays, BUT from the 21st of April, the Beginners Lessons at 6pm will run every second Thursday, or there abouts.
Please email to confirm beginners is on (it may change due to other commitments).
Easter Saturday - 26th March
Come and hear us play - at 11:30am AND again at 12:30 - Ballarat's Lakeside "Smart Living" Farmers Market - Saturday 26th March 2016 - Lake Wendouree - near Pipers by the Lake.
February/March 2016 Update:
The Beginners Sessions at 6pm are continuing Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant Street South, Ballarat. Stay for a bite, and then the 7:30 jam session with the full group.
Song lists of what we have been playing in the 7:30 jam session have been added.
January 2016 Update:
Update - Thursday 21st - The Beginners Sessions will at the Bunch of Grapes Hotel, 401 Pleasant Street South, Ballarat
January 2016 Beginner Sessions:
Clunes Farmers Market Gig
10th January 2016 - get that in your diaries - between 10am and 12
- Am I ever gonna see your face again?
- Blame it on the Bossa Nova
- Build me up Buttercup (?)
- Come back again
- Down on the Corner
- Eight Days a Week
- Flowers on the Wall
- Folsom Prison Blues (+ key change?)
- Happy together
- I got burned
- I’ll be your baby tonight
- Love is the drug
- Not Responsible (?)
- Out of Time
- Runaround Sue
- Stuck in the Middle with You
- You don’t own me