Saturday, May 19, 2018

WINDSOR WEDDING TWINS RETURN


Fresh from the Royal Matrimonial Magic at Windsor Castle, Audrey and Gloria arrived early this morning with their head feathers still in tact. A grand morning to be up early to see the Pomp and Pageantry.

Good fun again as we even found the coffee pot still worked, and some ginger snaps mystically appeared. My thanks to Kelly for her great effort....we're getting better and will soon have the program down and ready for Canada Day.
Have a good week.....hoping a tad warmer too,
David

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

MANITOBA HAL PRESENTS A BLUES WORKSHOP


Internationally known Ukulele Artist Manitoba Hal Brolund from, most recently, Shelburn Nova Scotia, gave a BLUES UKULELE WORKSHOP today at The Vessel in Downtown Charlottetown. About 30 enthusiastic ukulele players from the Queens County area were in attendance to participate in the Blues Workshop and listen to Hal strumming and picking some great BLUES. The event was brought about by Guy Sonier, a long time friend of Hal who recently moved to PEI from British Columbia. Guy represents Cloud Music and sells ukuleles, many which were on display at the workshop today. Also displaying was Heidi Litke of Red Sands Ukuleles, who builds ukuleles, as well as Adam Johnston who is the luthier who runs AMJ Guitars in Oyster Bed and also is building some beautiful ukuleles. Following the workshop Hal drew a ballot for a Heidi Litke Red Sands CD which was won by Almut Lecours, and finally the grand prize, a beautiful ukulele donated by Guy's Cloud Music which was won by Aiden Galloway.(Shown above with Guy Sonier and Manitoba Hal).

Sunday, April 29, 2018

MARIE'S LAST DAY AT SUPERSTORE


President Maurice's wife, Marie, retired from her long time duties at Atlantic Superstore on Thursday. She was paid a visit by Mary Weeks and Ann Campbell and presented with retirement gifts as shown above. Marie has worked at Superstore for many years, I think since Maurice and Marie moved from Nova Scotia to Charlottetown about 12 or so years ago, and her many customers I'm sure wished her well on her last day at work. Congratulations Marie, now you can enjoy retirement too.



Friday, March 23, 2018

MARCH BIRTHDAYS AT ANDREWS OF STRATFORD




Today SMUG was invited to Andrews of Stratford to participate in the monthly birthday party for four beautiful ladies, Loie Stevenson, Rosemary Young, Anna Fraser and Phyllis Dobson. Nearly the whole house was there and of course our Photographer, Activity Director, and Hostess, Sharon laid on the best as always. SMUG performed elegantly and so good to have Kendal back in our midst. Cookies and cake were the order of the day following the performance and everyone got together and devoured Terry's usual fabulous cookies. A great day by any standards.


                                 THE BIRTHDAY GIRLS
Loie Stevenson
Rosemary Young
Phyllis Dobson
Anna Fraser









Friday, March 16, 2018

ST.PATRICK REMEMBERED AT THE MOUNT COMMUNITY CARE


Today being the day before St. PATRICK'S DAY , SMUG performed a concert for the residents of The MOUNT with a program slightly different from the all Irish program we had done at the Mount the past two years. It was well received by about 30 residents who all sang along and had great applause and wonderful comments when we finished the one hour program.
We were pleased to have Kelly Galloway direct a couple of pieces for us today. Thanks Kelly and I apologize for springing this on you, but wonderful to have you taking a more active roll with the group. More to come, I hope. Today was also our first opportunity to play in the wonderful chapel at The Mount. With a turn out of SMUGGERS of almost 30 it was a much improved facility for our performance.
CLICKING ON THE PHOTO MAKES THEM LARGER















Saturday, January 6, 2018

SMUG CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF FUN AND GREAT UKULELE PLAYING

It all happened this morning as 33 Smuggers turned out to celebrate 10 years in the ukulele industry. Joan and Judy looked after the cake, and it was agreed by all it was super and tasted like home-made. Joanne looked after her stuff in the kitchen as always and coffee and tea came along with the cake when it happened. Everyone began the morning by sitting in the circle and we sang songs for almost an hour before the cake arrived, then Allison, Maurice, Leah and David did the honours before the cake was finally served. After the break we returned for more rousing selections finishing up with O Canada at 11:30. A great and simple morning but one to be remembered.

One thing I forgot to mention this morning was that Michael Lynch, who started World Ukulele Day each February 2nd passed away on Wednesday. He will be missed by the many who enjoyed his teaching over so many years. Some of you will remember when we cut the World Ukulele Cake on Feb 2,2015 at Razzy's. I sent a video and photos off to him at the time which he published on his web page.


The Cutting Of The Cake( four oldtimers)