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July 25, 2017 Bernie No comments exist

Hi Everyone

 
A few updates on the Bradlaugh Fields Community day and the Burton Latimer Strum like a pirate day at Isham
 
Bradlaugh Fields – Saturday 5th August, we’ve been asked if we can play a couple of times first about 10:45am and then again at 3:00pm both for about 40mins or so. How does that suit, can we do both? Don’t feel you have to be there for both if you can only do one of them that would be great. Jonathan suggested we put a uke case down and collected some money.
 
Burton Latimer – 12th August 3:15pm we have 30 mins doing our own stuff followed by 15mins of leading a mass strum along of the 3 nautical/water based songs we put forward which are Irish Rover, Proud Mary and Lighthouse all very random and selected quick as they had to be in by Sunday and these were three that we already play. I have attached some more information to this email. Sorry the poster is a bit large
 
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I am slowly altering our songbooks, there are now plenty of gaps in the work in progress so if you have any you would like adding please let me know.
 
 
 
See you all on Thursday
 
Ian
July 18, 2017 Bernie No comments exist

Hi Everyone

 
Wendy has contacted Harpole scarecrow festival to find out when they were expecting us and we are waiting to hear back. On the same weekend is the Burton Latimer ukulele festival not sure how people feel about doing both either on different days or both on the Saturday, let me know.
Bardlaugh fields community day is on 5th August I need to check on timings but should know by Thursday.
Blisworth canal festival 12th August we will be playing at around 7pm we will need to know how many we are likely to have coming, it should be a great night.
 
Ok onto the songlist, Wendy has picked these with nothing more than she thinks we play them well and they are in alphabetical order to make it easier for me and she did say she would lead them
 
500 Miles
Best day of my life
Black velvet band
Blame it on me
Brand new day
Don’t marry her
Eight days a week
Galway girl
House of gold
Leaving on a jet plane
Lighthouse
Little talks
London calling
 
See you on Thursday
 
Ian
June 27, 2017 Bernie No comments exist

 

Hi everybody 

 
The songlist for the first half of Thursday 29th June session at The Lamplighter will be:
 

Valerie

Lola

Don’t marry her

Hey there Delilah

Fields of Athenry

Jolene

Three little birds

I Have a Dream

You to me are everything

Plastic Jesus

The Cave

The Free Electric Band

As ever, second half could go anywhere and probably will!!

 
Hope to see you there.
 
M
June 23, 2017 Bernie No comments exist
  • Event is the Bethany Summer Fayre
  • Runs from 2.30- 4.30 BUT
  • We have been asked to set up from 2.00 so can we meet then please.
  • Best way to find it is to go along St Georges Avenue with the racecourse on your left – first set of lights turn right into Trinity Avenue and the home is on your right. You should be able to park on the road itself but if not, just past the home on the same side is Fairfields School and we can park in there.
  • If you’ve got one, NUGs shirts to be worn.
  • we should be playing on a raised terrace which acts as a sort of stage.
  • There will be no sound system and if its windy we tend to disappear into the ether so be ready to sing up!
  • On the subject of wind – it will be blowy so the most important bit of travelling minstrel gear you need for the day is CLOTHES PEGS!!
  • I will be bringing copies of the new “GigBook” so your second most important piece of kit (if you have one) is a stand. Don’t worry if not – there will be spares.
 
We will probably do two sessions of 30-40 minutes with a break of similar length in-between.
 
The following is mostly in book order and takes due account of the likely vintage of the audience:
 

 

Part One

Bad Moon Rising

California Girls

Dedicated Follower of Fashion

Eight Days a Week

Galway Girl

What a day for a Daydream

Running Bear

Delilah

 

 Part Two

I can see clearly now

I’m a Believer

In the Summertime

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

Octopus’s Garden

Sunny Afternoon

Sweet Caroline

Where do you go to my lovely?

In reserve in case of a sudden outbreak of enthusiasm:

Those were the days

Macnamara’s Band

 

I think that covers everything. My mobile in case any problems is: 07795 348578
 
See you tomorrow.
 
Mick
 
June 18, 2017 Bernie No comments exist

When the [C] weather is fine you [G] know it’s a sign
For [F] messing a [G7]bout on the [C] river
If you take my advice there’s [G] nothing so nice
As [F] messing a [G7]bout on the [C] river

Messing about on the Canal actually.

Oh! Wendy and Ian how are you going to surpass

that trip.

Fantastic weather,great company, good food and the music and singing was not bad!!

Thanks for an unforgettable day out with theNUGS.

CanalTrip

 

May 24, 2017 Bernie No comments exist

It is probably time to get some serious practice in for the upcoming Beer Festival gig on 4th June. We will be playing for around 1/2 hr at about 2pm. We can go through the list below and then decide which we will play.
I will need the names of everyone coming so that we can organise entry for you, either email me or let me know tomorrow.

Blame it on me
Delilah
I’m a believer
Sunny afternoon
Valerie
I saw her standing there
Riptide
Tell me Ma
Irish Rover
Whiskey in the jar
Mr Brightside
These boots.
I can see clearly
Love of the common people
Best day of my life
House of gold
Plastic Jesus
See you on Thursday

 

 

April 12, 2017 Bernie No comments exist

The songlist for the first half of this week’s session will include some or even all of the following:

California Girls
I can see clearly now
He’s on the beach
Budapest
Jackson
It must be love
The Cave
My Life
Proud Mary
Stand by your man
Best day of my life
Pencil full of lead
House of Gold

As ever, second half will be a veritable voyage of discovery!!

Blame Ian & Mike.