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The Mela Kalikimaka Ukulele Meltdown

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Hello there - Christmas is creeping up on us again so it's time to dust off our Ukulele's and start playing some merry ditties.

Last year I started an event in Earlsfield (my home town ) where I taught both adults and kids a whole range of uke songs with musical flavors from around the world. We called this the Mela Kalikimaka after the Hawaiian song of the same name. We brought everyone together for the beer and carols event at St Andrews Church and much fun was had by all.

It is our intention to do the same again this Christmas and this year I have assembled several more songs into our Christmas selection from around the world.

People like playing the classic White Christmas' but why not play some of the more unusual songs too like the 'Christmas Cha Cha' or even mash up 'the Lion Sleeps Tonight' with 'Little Donkey'

Here's the Christmas Uke song I wrote with my boys last year with my boys

An original Christmas song written in the George Formby style

The Mela Kalikimaka will be meeting to rehearse on 4 occasions . These dates Thursday 15,29 Nov

and Thursday 6 & Friday 14th of December. There are 2 performances scheduled which are 7th December performing our set of songs at a local pub gig I do ( The Country House aka The Fog @ 2 Groton Street, Earlsfield SW18 ) and then our main gig on Saturday 15th December @ The Beer & Carols event in St Andrews Church, Garratt Lane SW18.

Back to rehearsals ! we are meeting in the lobby at Earlsfield Station at 7.30 where we will convey you to our super secret, super Christmassy venue ! Please bring a thick coat etc as it will take a while for the real fire to warm our cockles on the night. We also suggest your own lighting ( headtorch) or similar as lighting is not guaranteed ! There will be mince pies and somewhere to warm any muld wine you may bring. We hope to finish by 9.30 -9.45 and can get you back to either Clapham Common train station or Earlsfield. For any questions contact me ! Cheers Jake

There is no fee to do these workshops & performances but we encourage you to make a donation to Just Shelter a local non for profit organization that works with refugees in Northern France & the UK

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