Monday, 14 December 2015

December 16 Ukulele Jam, at the Kingston Community House


It's time again for our twice monthly ukulele jam! This time, we're trying out a new venue for our jam, the Living Room at the Kingston Community House. If this room meets our needs, we'll make it our regular venue. As you can see from the photo, there's comfortable seating for those who arrive early. But there are also more chairs that you don't see in the photo.

The Kingston Community House, 99 York Street, is easy to get to. If you driving from the north, drive down Division Street. Turn left at the second traffic lights south of Concession Street. The house is in the third block in, on the left, just past Cherry Street. The number 99 is easy to spot above the door. If you're driving from the west end, take Princess Street or Bath Road to Concession Street, and turn right at Division. There should be plenty of parking on the street across from the house.

Note that we need to pay for the use of this room. And so we need to charge a small fee for attending the jam. Initially, expect to pay $2 per jam. However, if we get at least 10 people per jam on a regular basis, the charge will drop to $1 per jam. This is probably the best deal in town for a meeting room.

For this jam, we'll be practicing the songs for our show on the 19th at the Fairmount Home, 2069 Battersea Road. So if you plan on participating in that show, please attend this jam. For others, just come on Wednesday and enjoy playing some of your favorite seasonal melodies. Here's the set list we used last time:

  1. Jingle Bells (C)
  2. Rocking around the Christmas tree (G)
  3. Silver Bells (C)
  4. Must be Santa (D)
  5. A Marshmallow World (G)
  6. Christmas in Killarney (D) (irish rovers tempo)
  7. Here Comes Santa Claus (C)
  8. Huron Carol (Am)
  9. Jingle Bell Rock (C)
  10. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (F)
  11. Deck the Halls (G)
  12. Winter Wonderland (C)
  13. White Christmas (C)
  14. Frosty the Snowman (G)
  15. Santa Claus is coming to town(G)
  16. We wish you a Merry Christmas (C)
We came up a bit short on time, so we'll probably add one or two songs to the list. You can find the full Kingston Ukulele Society Christmas song list at Please print out a copy if you haven't already done so. If you have a favorite that's not in that document, bring it along to the jam.

Remember, we're jamming at the
 Kingston Community House, 99 York Street, in downtown Kingston. 7pm. The cost is now $2 per jam.

Cheers! Hans