Don’t forget! The next circle is 7 pm on Tuesday, October 7, at Sawchyn Guitars, 2132 Dewdney Ave.

This month’s circle is going to be a bit different. Almost everyone who completed the survey said they’d be interested in a more structured one-time ukulele lesson. Kendra has arranged for Gary Robertson to lead us in a class during the next circle!

Because this is a special night, we’re asking people to bring $5 in order to give Gary an honorarium for his time.

The second part of the evening will be our regular jam. I’m looking at including a Halloween song or two, so let me know your favourite spooky tune. We’ll include some holiday music in November’s and December’s circles, too.

Diane, owner of Cobb Swanson Music, will be back with some more ukulele books. If you have a favourite band or style of music, Diane’s probably got the music you’ve been looking for. If you’re ever looking for music for other instruments, be sure to visit her shop on 13th Avenue.

And finally, I’m setting up a new website! Check it out at (Psst … you’re here now)

This will eventually make it easier to share music with all those members who aren’t on Facebook. I’ll still post music on Facebook, too, but the plan is to integrate everything together: articles on the website will automatically show up on Facebook, the monthly previews will go to the mailing list, comments on Facebook and Twitter will appear on the site … at least, that’s the goal. There’s a fair bit of voodoo, magic and late nights needed to bring everything together.

My other wish is to allow people to customize our songbook. This will allow anyone to easily transpose it to another key or tuning or even make the text larger or smaller.

The site will eventually allow anyone to upload their own music and share it with the rest of the group. Until that is ready, keep emailing additions to the song book directly to me.

I hope to have everything ready to go in time for the next circle. Until then, here’s a link to all our current music:

All of these are also available on our Facebook group. If you’d like to join, the address is:

You can also follow us on Twitter:

Keep strumming!