On a beautiful but chilly December evening, the Austin Ukulele Society celebrated its ninth annual Holiday Potluck and Strum-a-long, at the High Road on Dawson. We enjoyed sharing delicious food, desserts, and beverages, while mingling with friends old and new. We got our ukuleles out and played some of the wonderful Christmas tunes we’ve learned over the years. A wonderful evening of music! Many thanks to Jay Clement, who joined in on U-bass.
We are so grateful for the wonderful year we’ve had, making great music with our Austin-area ukulele friends and visitors from many places. We wish everyone peace, love, and joy through the holiday season!
We enjoyed a terrific display of open mic performances, with some great holiday song renditions, originals and creative covers. The performers included Dave Smith, a lovely debut by Uku Girls Meet Hula Girl, Jack Pott, Cranius Astounding, Mary Jane Ford, Jay Clement, Walter Minkel, Barry Bramhall and Sho & Shin Humphries. So much talent was shared, and we truly appreciate it!
Clockwise from top left: Dave Smith, Jack Pott, Cranius Astounding, Jay Clement
Download the 2019 Edition of the Austin Ukulele Society Holiday Songbook! It includes charts for all of the joyous Christmas and wintry-themed songs belong in a condensed format designed to eliminate page turns when printed two-sided. See charts, presentations and video performances for each individual song below. Enjoy!
|Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|All I Want For Christmas Is You ★★ NEW! ★★
(Mariah Carey cover)
|Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley cover)||Chord Sheet||Presentation|
|Holly Jolly Christmas / Marshmallow World||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Let It Snow / Winter Wonderland||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Mele Kalikimaka / Jingle Bells||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Rockin’ Christmas Medley||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
|Santa Claus is Coming to Town||Chord Sheet||Presentation||Video|
We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy start to 2020!! We’ll see you at our regular meeting on Thursday, January 9, as we kick off the 10th year of the Austin Ukulele Society! 🙂
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Ukulele Society T-shirts Make Fantastic Gifts!
As you may know, we release a new Austin Ukulele Society t-shirt design each Fall. We are thrilled to reveal our 2019 edition, as usual created by the talented Lyda Guz and screen-printed right here in Austin at a fantastic locally-owned print shop! Available in charcoal heather cotton/poly blend in mens/unisex, womens, and kids styles.
These new “Austin Lasso” shirts are $20. They are available at our meetings or Contact Us if you would like to have one mailed to you!
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