Wednesday, July 1, 2015

HAPPY CANADA DAY


Kendal's Niece, Jeanine, from Australia,enjoying the gathering
Happy Canada Day everyone. Yesterday SMUG helped the residents of Beach Grove Home celebrate their CANADA DAY, and they filled the large activity room with smiles and song. We were small in number as with summer upon us many are busy doing other things, but with great enthusiasm we filled the home with lively music amid wonderful applause was received for our efforts. We missed Joan yesterday as she was to have an operation in Saint John on Monday or Tuesday.If you get this blog Joan, we all wish you well and hope before too long you will be back with us. Our biggest thrill of the day was to have Ron drop in to the home and join us for about a half an hour. Great to have him back and to take the time to drop by. He has so many friends on PEI but still found time to sing with us and for the residents. We couldn't get him to bring in his the ukulele but gave us a CD that he had just completed in Toronto last week. Our thanks to Jenna and staff at Beach Grove Home for making us feel so welcome. Jenna if you might have any photos I would be glad to place them in this blog. ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE.
Ron joined in with the singing....Welcome back Ron!

Monday, June 15, 2015

WHAT'S NEW IN PEI UKULELE CIRCLES?

RETROFRETS IN NEW SHIRTS
The Retrofrets did no less than two Ceilidhs on Sunday.....Wow! brutes for punishment.

WineSing first performance at Garden Home today.

WineSing did a first performance at The Garden Home today providing entertainment for as many as 40 residents, all who joined in in singing and having an afternoon of fun. Last week Dennis Wells and his Baptist BUGS performed at the QEH Telethon on Eastlink TV. All proves that Ukulele is foremost and doing well in The Charlottetown Area. In two weeks SMUG will be performing at Beach Grove Home for their annual Canada Day celebrations. We all look forward to that as Beach Grove has been a favourite place for SMUG to perform.




Monday, June 8, 2015

JAMES HILL AND ANNE JANELLE TO PERFORM IN VICTORIA PLAYHOUSE MONDAY JULY 6 at 7:30

JAMES AND ANNE


James Hill
James has made a career as an award-winning ukulele player and songwriter, an uncompromising artist who 'gives the ukulele its dignity back without ever taking himself too seriously' (Songlines). The Old Silo, his latest album, invites you into a world of new beginnings, old regrets, might-have-beens, burning questions, beautiful women, horny geezers and gold diggers and winds a path through Folk, Roots, Rock and Americana. James will be accompanied by Anne Janelle who brings soaring harmony and cello to his instrumentation on ukulele, violin and drums.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

THE BUGS (Baptist Ukulele Group) PREFORMS AT THE QEH TELETHON

THE HOSTESS MARLENE MACDONALD
THE DIRECTOR DENNIS WELLS
We were treated this morning by The Baptist Ukulele Singers on the QEH Telethon in aid of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Director Dennis Wells had the group well prepared as they played a variety of four well known selections for the Telethon viewers. Congratulations to Dennis and the BUGS for a great , exciting and well prepared performance. Sorry I couldn't get the videos to download here, but the first one is uploaded on You Tube:-----------------------https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKJUSY81A_k&feature=youtu.be You may have to type the You Tube address in :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKJUSY81A_k&feature=youtu.be ENJOY!

The Whole Group

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SMUG FIRST APPEARANCE AT "THE MOUNT" CONTINUING COMMUNITY CARE

Today SMUG did a first performance at The Mount Community Center in Sherwood. Activity director Charmaine MacGregor invited SMUG some time ago when we were at The Mount for a few Saturdays taking advantage of their lovely facilities. We soon discovered that many of us knew many of the residents, some who were on hand today to offer applause and sing along with some of our songs. Charmaine introduced us at 1 p.m and we were away with an hour of rollicking songs. A good turn-out of residents makes it all worthwhile and we were warmly received by the many who were enjoying our presentation.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

ISLAND SHRINE CLUB PARTICIPATES IN THE ISLANDERS HOCKEY GAME

Jillian Dunphy drops the puck, with  Past President, Nobel Nelson Hurry and President, Nobel David Bell
(DOUBLE LEFT CLICKING ON THE PHOTOS ENLARGES THEM FOR BETTER VIEWING)
Last Friday evening, March 13th, the members of The Island Shrine Club were privileged to participate in a hockey game at the Eastlink Arena in Charlottetown between the Charlottetown Islanders and The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. The Shriners had the opportunity to sell tickets on the annual Philae FEZEROO for 2015 as well as the hockey pucks for the "PUCK TOSS" which takes place between the 2nd and 3rd period. The evening was arranged by Nobel Florian Bryan who went all out to make this evening a joyous one for both Shriners and the very large crowd gathered for the game. The highlight for many of us in the club was the honour of being able to be the guest singers of "O Canada" prior to the game. Nobel President of the club, David Bell, assisted Jillian Dunphy, a very regular attender in her wheelchair to drop the puck prior to the game. Nobel Nelson Hurry drove the Chrysler truck around the ice between periods which gave a great boost to ticket sales. It was a wonderful evening of club camaraderie seeing a good turnout of Nobels to participate in the festivities. Nobel Florian treated us all to pizza in a private room following the game and we all went home happy following the game. Sad to say the Islanders came out the losers of the game.
The members of THE ISLAND SHRINE CLUB singing`` O CANADA``

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A GLORIOUS PREPARATORY FOR ST. PADDIE'S DAY

Kendal explaining the refinements of the ukulele to Joan(we think it's Joan)
We were fortunate indeed to sneak in two hours at Razzy's for a little bit of the Irish music to add some form of celebration to the upcoming Saint Patrick's Day on Tuesday. No green beer today. Thanks to the kindness of manager Darin, we got an hour of Irish tunes in  as well as a delightful meal which we all look forward to at Razzy's . Today Darin had a breakfast meeting at 8 a.m.and another at 1 p.m., so we crammed a lot in, in an hour and a half, and were well looked after by our hostess, Deane. Darin is waiting for his ukulele to arrive and plans to sit in the next time we are there. Great to have Linda Coles with us this morning; we hope she will be able to join us more often in the future, It was  also good to have Martin back again after a long absence. Although he left his greens at home, Dennis led the sing- song of rollicking Irish tunes and a few traditional ones as well from our new song sheet. It was a surprisingly good turnout for the beginning of March break......just shows us we all enjoy Razzy's hospitality and good food .DOUBLE RIGHT- CLICK TO ENLARGE THE PHOTOS
Deane, our wonderful hostess for the morning



Director Dennis and Audrey

Leah,  and Linda. Allison with his new Cuban Ukulele ($5000)(approx.)

Welcome back Martin

South Wall

North Wall

Joanne in Green!

Martin and Mary

Serious folk

Nice looking steak,Joanne

Ralph, you can't eat all that

Filling up in the dark