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In January a small group from SPUKES met with Chris Swayn to record backing vocals for the Warrains new song “To The Sea”. A sound sample of the song was published in our post 'The Warrains and a new song' The song was inspired by the Peninsula's Biggest Paddle...
Kieran O’Connell is guitarist, singer, songwriter, and one half of the “A Bit of Blarney” Duo. At the McDaid’s playalong Kieran pulled out a well worn ukulele and sang this beautiful song for us.
Our Concert in July is going to be a fantastic event. We will be performing some of our best songs as well as getting the audience to join in with a few favourites. This year we will also be hosts to some specially invited guest artists. Get your tickets now!
Kieren and Dave have invited our ukulele group to McDaids Irish Pub Rosebud for the Sunday Session on 16th June at 2 30pm. Come along, bring your uke, Celtic song book, and join Karen and Alan for a pint of Guinness and a bit of Craic.
Here are some video clips taken by members of the audience at the Peninsula Folk Club Ukulele Night. You can see these, and other videos on the SPUKES YouTube Channel
It was a full house at PFC’s May meeting, and a great night for SPUKES. Russ Anderson, our occasional percussionist and long time friend of SPUKES took some fantastic photos.
At the Saturday Session today Alan played an uptempo version of Tishomingo Blues which he calls the Tishomingo Rag (in the Key of G). For those who missed it, want to try to play along, or just want to hear it again, this is an earlier video he made of the song.
Karen and Alan are running the May Workshop (Ukulele) at the Peninsula Folk Club on Sunday May 5th. In the Concert following the workshop SPUKES will be performing three songs. We hope to see a strong contingent from SPUKES for both the Workshop and the Concert. It’s not often we get to perform in such a social atmosphere.
Karen and Alan received Good Neighbour Awards on Neighbour Day at the Seawinds Community Hub. See SPUKES spirited version of Running Bear in the Men’s Shed.