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September 13, 2017 Bernie No comments exist

Following our very enjoyable and successful outing as Pirates (and you can choose which meaning of ‘outing’ you prefer) on Saturday, this week’s songlist is a Motown-free zone although we may go for some in the second half!

List for the first half should closely approximate to:

You’re so vain
Take it easy
Sha La La La Lee
Going to the Chapel
Running Bear
Viva La Vida
Space oddity
Mr Tambourine Man
Pencil Full of Lead
The Cave
Maggie May
I Useta Love Her
The Free Electric Band

As ever, second half off-piste.

Hope to see you at The Lamplighter Pub from around 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Thursday.

August 23, 2017 Bernie No comments exist

Hi Everyone

Only going to be a quick email tonight I hope.

Before we get onto this weeks songs there are a couple more gigs we have lined up. The first is on October 7th and will be at a wedding, not just any wedding but Colins daughter, please keep this date free and let Mick Colin or myself know if you are available. It will be a very special day for everyone there.
The second gig is way in the future and will be December 7th at Duston WI I think there will only be room for 10 or 12 people to play but another date for your diary.

Ok onto the songlist, it was suggested that when we go over to Isham on September 9th to the “Strum like a pirate” day, don’t forget there is a prize for the best dressed pirate so get out your pirate hats, eye patches, wooden legs and stuffed parrots. Anyway I digress so back to the songlist It was suggested last week that for something different we do a set of our “Soul” songs, I will assume that most groups do newer songs now or the standard old ones there probably aren’t going to many songs like the list below. It was only a suggestion and don’t forget we are a totally democratic group so if you hae nay other suggestions please let us know.

Heaven must have sent you
Love really hurts without you
The snake
You to me are everything
Young hearts run free
Hooked on a feeling
Red light spells danger
River deep
Sugar pie
Your too good to be true

The three songs we are leading everyone else on are

Proud Mary
lighthouse
Irish Rover

See you all on Thursday

Ian & Mick

there might be a new book out this week if I pull my finger out

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 – 9th Sept 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.

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