Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Kanikapila & Pot Luck Lūʻau - September 12, 2017

Aloha kakou! Hau'oli au! I am very excited about tonight's kanikapila. This week is going to be different. We are starting early and having a pot luck lu'au before the jam.

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - January 3, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! Happy New Year! Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope you had a fantastic new years eve. I had a fantastic new year's playing paintball and playing my uke for a bunch of fun people. Well it's now back to regular non-holiday life so here is the news...

Tonights Kanikapila

Tonight we will gather in a new location. The lobby of my mom's apartment building at Riverside Towers. I performed here on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve and I had some of the residents primed and ready to jam with us... I am excited to see what happens. The only catch with this venue is the lack of chairs.... They should have enough for us, but please bring along a folding chair with you tonight and your music stand in case we get a big turn out and run out of both.

When: Tuesday January 3, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 145 Point Drive NW (in the main lobby)

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!

*Please bring your own folding chair and music stand in case we run out before you arrive*


Play Paintball With Pirate Jim

I know everyone is talking about new year's resolutions and such and I am not hip on them myself, but I have decided to play more paintball in 2017. I started playing this game when I was 16 and put it on the back burner for many years. Over the last 2 years I have taken my oldest sons out to play and we have all become addicted again.... so during the football off season Nathan, Avery and I will be heading out to the various paintball fields in and around the Calgary area as many Saturdays a month as we can. When it gets warmer I want to start bringing along my uke and jam out there between games. I may even bring along my uke this Saturday too. SO..... You are invited to join us, even if you have never played paintball OR ukulele before. 

This weekend we will be going to Capture The Flag in Cochrane. If you would like to come along please contact me ASAP so I can add you to the reservation list.

What: Play Paintball and Jam with Pirate Jim

Where: Capture The Flag - Cochrane - 72032 North, Range Road 40

(for more info on Capture The Flag go to: http://www.capturetheflag.com/

When: Saturday January 7, 2017 - 12:00 - 4:00pm

How Much: Depends how much you shoot and how good of a gun you want to rent. 



Website Redesign

The transition has begun! As you may notice my website logo has changed and the re-branding of Pirate Jim has begun. Watch for new video's and links and the ability to purchase my old and new recorded music. I have realized over the holidays that I don't really talk about the past or how Pirate Jim got to be Pirate Jim. There is a reason I wear a Buccaneers bandana a lot and I have 3 CD's for sale that will kind of explain it. I know, I know.... What the heck is Jim going on about now? In short you soon will be able to purchase my old and new music on my website but if you want to check it out right now you can go to itunes and check out The Buccaneers. I will be updating my website with itunes links very soon.

Well folks...... that's all for this week....

Malama Ko Aloha!

- Pirate Jim


Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 15, 2016

Aloha Kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? Happy Aloha Tuesday! 

Well while we were singing and strumming last week the impossible happened. I hope "The Donald" doesn't let us down... maybe we should give him an uke!


Tonight's Kanikapila 

This weeks jam will be at John and Cherie Musselwhite's home in Douglasdale.

When: Tuesday November 15, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 263 Douglasbank Mews SE

How Much: FREE (yes folks, for those who missed last week, the jam is now free)

Why: Because we can and we should!


Pirate Jim LIVE in Dance Montage 2016 

As I have mentioned before I am currently involved in something called Dance Montage 2016 taking place at the University of Calgary Theatre at the U of C campus. There are a bunch of different dance pieces all created by different choreographers in the show and our piece is the Hawaiian themed one. We have 14 or so dancers and me! I have taught them all 2 oli chants and we perform two hula's back to back. I am very excited to show you our work.

Tickets are still available : http://scpa.ucalgary.ca/events/dance-montage-2

Show Dates: Thursday November 24, 2016 - 8pm

                        Friday November 25, 2016 - 8pm

                        Saturday November 26, 2016 - 2pm & 8pm

All performances are at the Unversity Theatre!



Pirate Jim Has FREE Stampeder tickets to give you!

My beloved Calgary Stampeders will be facing the BC Lions in the western final playoff game this coming Sunday November 20 and I have free tickets for you. I will bring them tonight and they are all yours! Yes there are totally FREE ! Now if only my ukulele was loud enough to make noise when BC has the ball like my big red horn! Maybe I should bring and amp! LOL