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Varsagod
03-10-2009, 07:47 AM
Hey everyone,
I was wondering if there were any fellow uke players in the Baltimore, Maryland area. It would be dynomite to rendez-vous with like minded people.

I'm some what new to the game. Played some uke back home (Hawai'i) but lost contact with it for over a decade. Currently I'm getting back into it and loving it. ^^

And this is my first post to UU.

Thanks!

Var

drmichael00
03-11-2009, 08:58 AM
I'm in DC, but am REALLY just starting....like just starting to play. Perhaps in a few months once I can do something more than strum a few chords. :rolleyes:

dnewton2
03-11-2009, 09:12 AM
There are quite a few people in the DC/Baltimore area. There hasn't been a get together/jam, except for the Jake concert, that I know of.

deach
03-11-2009, 02:34 PM
I'm still learning but I'd make the trip to b'more for a jam.

Varsagod
03-16-2009, 05:33 AM
It'd be awesome to do a jam! (Strawberry jam~~~)

I could bring my djembe or heck a washboard even. Once the weather gets nicer we should get it together like the Beastie Boys and just bug out.

Cheers+Aloha,
Var

KatNaso
03-18-2009, 09:53 AM
I'm in Baltimore. Count me in.


Also, there's this thing in April in Maryland (eastern shore):
http://www.funkyseagull.com/retreat.html

It's not just banjo players, it's uke players too apparently. The guy who organizes this retreat is the same guy who does the Ukulele Project workshops for schoolkids. That's how I found out about the festival. If any of you are interested in going, lemme know (i think registration is $100 if you don't plan to stay overnight there.)

But i'd also be up for a separate UU-member Maryland/DC meetup sometime too. Why not make it an east-coast meetup...

kahuna
03-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Depending on what you like to play, there are several groups. I think the largest is the Hawaii State Society (http://www.hawaiistatesociety.org). Of course, they play Hawaiian or hapa ha'ole songs. A few other numbers sneak in. Usually meets on Wed in Arlington area.

There's also the Metropolitan Ukulele Association (MUA) in Baltimore area (http://www.metroukeassoc.org/). They play a lot of different genres. I'm not sure how to contact them. I went to one of their practices because I know someone in that group.

And then there's NoVA Ukulele Group (http://www.meetup.com/The-Centreville-Ukulele-Meetup-Group).

All depends how far you want to drive and what kind of music you want to play on your ukulele.

dnewton2
03-27-2009, 01:28 AM
Thanks Kahuna, I knew of the Hawaii society and Metro Ukes but the NOVA group is news to me. I am pretty close and think I will check them out sometime.

jellybean
03-27-2009, 12:34 PM
I am interested too....an old lady (55) and a beginner, too...but having the time of my life.

Varsagod
03-31-2009, 07:35 AM
For those in the Baltimore area, when the weather permits sometimes couple of us just newbie jam out in Mount Vernon Park (http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&rls=en-us&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Mount+Vernon+Park+baltimore&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,9247670115273559084&ei=_FLSSfPnJI-itgOX0t3OAw&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image) or at Federal Hill Park (http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF8&q=Mount+Vernon+Park+baltimore&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,9247670115273559084&ei=_FLSSfPnJI-itgOX0t3OAw&ll=39.27974,-76.608803&spn=0.006353,0.008358&z=17). These days we've (2-3 people) just been hanging out with our djembes.

PM me if anyone is interested. =] We were thinking of this Friday 2009-04-03 at Federal Hill for a newbie jam out after 3pm EST (drum or uke or others all welcome)

deach
03-31-2009, 07:38 AM
....

PM me if anyone is interested. =] We were thinking of this Friday 2009-04-03 at Federal Hill for a newbie jam out after 3pm EST (drum or uke or others all welcome)


I might be able to go this. Might.

Jimmy
03-31-2009, 10:55 AM
Hey what do you use for strings in Baltimore?

Do you use The Wire?

KatNaso
03-31-2009, 04:27 PM
I'm down. Lemme know what you decide - Mt vernon or fed hill?

I'd be willing to throw a UU party anytime, but i live kinda out in the wilderness. Might be good for a summer bonfire party.

RON<>VA
03-31-2009, 06:24 PM
Victoria Vox told me about this uke fest in MD in July with James Hill, etc. Could be a good time and location for a UU jam. I am in Richmond but would love to drive up. What do you think??

July 22, 2009. North Bethesda, MD. Celebrate the magic music of the ukulele at the Strathmore Ukulele Festival. Featuring workshops and a concert with James, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Victoria Vox and more. Bring your uke at 6pm for a pre-concert jam.

The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD
Jam session @ 6pm
Outdoor concert @ 7pm-8:30pm (FREE!)

RON<>VA
03-31-2009, 06:29 PM
I am interested too....an old lady (55) and a beginner, too...but having the time of my life.

Old? I am 64 and a beginner. Now, where is that C chord?

deach
04-01-2009, 07:20 AM
for those in the baltimore area, when the weather permits sometimes couple of us just newbie jam out in mount vernon park (http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&rls=en-us&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=utf-8&q=mount+vernon+park+baltimore&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,9247670115273559084&ei=_flssfpnji-itgox0t3oaw&sa=x&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image) or at federal hill park (http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&oe=utf-8&ie=utf8&q=mount+vernon+park+baltimore&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,9247670115273559084&ei=_flssfpnji-itgox0t3oaw&ll=39.27974,-76.608803&spn=0.006353,0.008358&z=17). These days we've (2-3 people) just been hanging out with our djembes.

Pm me if anyone is interested. =] we were thinking of this friday 2009-04-03 at federal hill for a newbie jam out after 3pm est (drum or uke or others all welcome)



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deach
04-02-2009, 08:57 AM
So is this happening tomorrow or what?

Varsagod
04-03-2009, 05:02 AM
Good morning (as of this post)
Hmm... I'll have to take a look at my settings in regards to the PM, that's odd.

For tomorrow's mini gathering it seems it will have to be cancelled due to severe rain we're having in Baltimore today. I was hoping we could sit around on the grass and just jam out. Ugh!! I was so looking forward to it, I got some djembe, toere, tongue drum, and other fun sound making things ready for it.

Lets try to set up another date ASAP.

Sincerely,
Var

Varsagod
04-13-2009, 04:02 AM
Good morning,

We are going to see Victoria Vox this coming Sunday 2009-04-19 in Baltimore Maryland at the Metro Gallery at 7pm. Is anyone else going? It would be nice to meetup with people before hand or perhaps a drink afterwords.

Check out the link below of her music in iTunes
http://tinyurl.com/cj4lwd
(this link will open iTunes.app)

Also another thing. It's not ukulele related but it's music related. Some of us are having a small drum circle jam at Federal Hill this Saturday 2009-04-18. The geo cords and info is here on a FB group. All are welcome to hang out.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=78195573274

Have a good week all,
Cheers+Aloha,
Var

ukuleleshawn
02-24-2011, 08:36 PM
I know this is long after you're post but I hope you still check it. I'm trying to create a ukulele club to meet at the TJ's in Pikesville. I just need to get about 10 people interested so that I can move forward with it. It will be all ages and skill levels and completely free! Please check out and join my website http://ukecomp.webs.com/ and or e-mail me at shawnsilvious@aol.com so that I can get the ball rolling.