Time to strum in the new year–next meeting Jan 12

Happy New Year!  Hope your holidays have been wonderful.

We’re excited to be entering the Austin Ukulele Society’s second year of strum- and sing-alongs!

We’re meeting on Thursday, January 12th, at 7pm, in our regular spot: the Community Room at Central Market (4001 N. Lamar Blvd).  Central Market asked us to remind the group that alcoholic drinks are not permitted in the community room; feel free to bring some water and/or purchase a non-alcoholic beverage from the cafe or supermarket while we meet.

As usual, we’ll start out with some ukulele news and then warm up with “Three Little Birds” and maybe another familiar-to-us tune or two.  We will play two new songs to add to our repertoire and then we’ll spend time playing several of the other songs we’ve enjoyed together.  We’ll still break from our songbook towards the end of our meeting to give you a warm and friendly audience if you’d be kind enough to play/sing us a tune of your choice!

This month’s two ‘new’ AUS songs bring us both old and new with the popular standard “You Are My Sunshine” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”.  In case you’re not familiar with the Coldplay tune, you can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1xWPE&ob=av2n  (And if you’re not familiar with “You Are My Sunshine,” you can find many versions on YouTube).

I’ll follow up next weekend or early next week with song sheets for “Viva La Vida” and “You Are My Sunshine.”

***All songs already in the AUS repertoire can be found in our Ukulele Music Library.***

Looking forward to seeing you and hearing your beautiful ukulele strumming next week!

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