Copy of Pirate Jim's Aloha ka Poalua (Aloha Tuesday) Kanikapila reminder - October 3, 2017

Well, what do you say after everything that happened yesterday? A lot has been said already and I really can not add anything other than we all need more Aloha. More and more! Let it in your heart and let it increase in power and size so that our hearts become so full they feel like they will explode! This starts with community and we HAVE it! Let's grow it together tonight at my Kanikapila!

This weeks kanikapila will be at John and Cherie Musselwhite's home

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Kanikapila - September 19, 2017

This weeks kanikapila will be held in the lobby of The Riverside Towers - Tower One.

When: Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

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

How Much: FREE

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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 Kanikapila Reminder - September 5, 2017

This weeks kanikapila will be at Bowness Park - Site 3. (If it rains we'll be at the shack)

When: Tuesday September 5, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: Bowness Park - Site 3 - 8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2B2

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - June 27, 2017

Aloha kakou! Pehea'oe? Hau'oli la pōʻaluao aloha! Hello everyone. How are you? Happy Aloha Tuesday! I hope you are doing well. I am in the middle of week 3 of my seizure recovery and although my muscles are still sore I feel better mentally and my creativity has exploded! I am busy working on my filmmaking course and The Ho'okipa Project. I have further details on that down below. I also am very close to announcing a performance date in Calgary for Pirate Jim's Ukulele Posse. Stay Tuned! 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - June 20, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? Maika'i au! I am good and getting better. My back is feeling much better this week and I have not had any more seizures. Woot Woot! I had a CT scan over the weekend and have more tests in July and August. Cross your fingers and let's fight whatever this is together! With luck, I'll be able to drive again by Christmas. Sigh!

My Neighbour Day Kanikapila this past Saturday was a blast too! I met many of my neighbours on the street and I even got to swap songs with one of them. He is a classical guitar player and sang some lovely flamenco pieces for me. I tried to play along, but it was hard to figure out the chords. I can't wait to play with all of you again tonight!

This weeks kanikapila will be held at my shack.

When: Tuesday June 20, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Ho'okipa Project Rehearsal & Organizational Meeting

It's time to get organized and creative! Starting this Thursday I am opening up the shack to rehearse and write our material for the Ho'okipa Project. 

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way  NW

When: Thursday June 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

Who: All members of Pirate Jim's Ukulele Posse

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Oli Club (Hawaiian Chanting)

Many of you have come with me before to the Aloha Music Camp. Many of you have taken the Oli classes with me at Aloha Music Camp. Many of you would like to practice more and gain an even deeper connection with this ancient art. Many of you are just curious... Well, I have decided to get organized and set up a time for us to practice together.... 

What: Pirate Jim's Oli Club (Hawaiian chant)

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way  NW

When: Sunday June 18, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE

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Olelo Hawaii Class - Hawaiian Song Study and Language Class

Have you been coming to my Tuesday night kanikapila for a while now and wish you could sing along with me in the Hawaiian songs? Have you heard the call to learn the Hawaiian language? Perhaps you just want to learn more about the hidden meanings behind many of Hawaii's famous songs. Well then come to my Olelo Hawaii class on Sunday's. We will slowly learn the Hawaiian language and some songs along the way and break down all the words, how to say them, what they mean, the story behind the words and song, etc... There will be no pressure to memorize, but a deep requirement to have fun and learn something while doing so.

What: Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

When: Sunday June 25, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

How Much$10 per person drop in or $30 per person monthly

Why: To learn how to speak and sing the Hawaiian language and learn more about the songs.

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Coming Ukulele Events in and around Calgary:

- August FAMI Camp 2017 - http://www.fami.ca/
 
August Instructional Camp   Aug 24 - 27, 2017    **Registration May 6th, 9:00 am**

- "UKESTRA" - June 20 & June 21

Evening Workshop / Concert with Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart UKESTRA from Australia - check out this link!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwHg8zg3pdQ\

One evening will be in Calgary, one evening in Millarville. Limited availability for each night!  

$40/night

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - April 18, 2017

Aloha kākou! Peheaʻoe? How are you? Maika'i no! 

Again I have had a very busy week. I have spent the long weekend working other ways to raise money for The Ho'okipa Project and I have been working more on the project itself. I have 2 lines written for the new song, "Ho'okipa" and will be bringing them to the mele kakou class this Sunday to explore. I have also realized that the "Making of The Ho'okipa Project" film is actually the most important aspect of this project. It's also the part of the project that explains why this cultural peace summit of music and dance is so important. With the threat of war and missile attacks hitting the airwaves daily, we NEED each other more than ever. Put down the guns and pick up an `ukulele!

For more information on The Ho'okipa Project click here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piratejim/the-hookipa-project

We will be experimenting with more Facebook Live broadcasting during tonight's Kanikapila (hopefully we will have more than one camera working tonight). Tune in on my Facebook page tonight at 7:45pm MST. 

Here is a link from one of videos from last week :

 https://www.facebook.com/PirateKimo/videos/10158541795105611/

This weeks kanikapila will be held at my shack.

When: Tuesday April 18, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Oli Club (Hawaiian Chanting)

Many of you have come with me before to the Aloha Music Camp. Many of you have taken the Oli classes with me at Aloha Music Camp. Many of you would like to practice more and gain a even deeper connection with this ancient art. Many of you are just curious... Well I have decided to get organized and set up a time for us to practice together.... 

What: Pirate Jim's Oli Club (Hawaiian chant)

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way  NW

When: Sunday April 23, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE

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Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Have you been coming to my Tuesday night kanikapila for a while now and wish you could sing along with me in the Hawaiian songs? Have you heard the call to learn the Hawaiian language? Perhaps you just want to learn more about the hidden meanings behind many of Hawaii's famous songs. Well then come to my new Mele Kakou class on Sunday's. We will slowly go through one song per class and break down all the words, how to say them, what they mean, the story behind the words and song, etc... There will be no pressure to memorize, but a deep requirement to have fun and learn something while doing so.

What: Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

When: Sunday April 23, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

How Much$10 per person drop in or $30 per person monthly

Why: To learn how to speak and sing the Hawaiian language and learn more about the songs.

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - April 11, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I feel like life is moving at 100mph right now, but that's a good thing. I have been working hard on promoting my kickstarter project this past week, The Ho'okipa Project. I have been doing live Q&A sessions on kickstarter LIVE and Facebook Live everyday since Saturday and I will be continuing to do so until the campaign is over April on 25. Tonight's broadcast will feature the entire Pirate Jim Ukulele Posse at our weekly gathering. Tune in tonight to watch and bring you uke too!

Click here to watch tonight starting at 7:45pm:

https://live.kickstarter.com/pirate-jim/live/the-hookipa-project-q-and-a-with-pirate-jim-kanikapila-night

For more information on The Ho'okipa Project click here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/piratejim/the-hookipa-project

This weeks kanikapila will be held at my shack.

When: Tuesday April 4, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Oli Club (Hawaiian Chanting)

Many of you have come with me before to the Aloha Music Camp. Many of you have taken the Oli classes with me at Aloha Music Camp. Many of you would like to practice more and gain a even deeper connection with this ancient art. Many of you are just curious... Well I have decided to get organized and set up a time for us to practice together.... 

What: Pirate Jim's Oli Club (Hawaiian chant)

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way  NW

When: Sunday April 16, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE

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Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Have you been coming to my Tuesday night kanikapila for a while now and wish you could sing along with me in the Hawaiian songs? Have you heard the call to learn the Hawaiian language? Perhaps you just want to learn more about the hidden meanings behind many of Hawaii's famous songs. Well then come to my new Mele Kakou class on Sunday's. We will slowly go through one song per class and break down all the words, how to say them, what they mean, the story behind the words and song, etc... There will be no pressure to memorize, but a deep requirement to have fun and learn something while doing so.

What: Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

When: Sunday April 16, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

How Much: $10 per person drop in or $30 per person monthly

Why: To learn how to speak and sing the Hawaiian language and learn more about the songs.

 

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - March 21, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea 'oe? Hau'oli au! How are you? I am happy!! I am happy because it's Tuesday again!!!! Woot, Woot!!! Spring is slowly making it's way to our fair city, let's celebrate and perhaps entice the season to come faster with the sounds of our ukuleles and voices tonight. We are meeting at my mothers apartment building tonight so I will see you there!

This weeks jam will be held in the lobby of The Riverside Towers - Tower One.

When: Tuesday March 21, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

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

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!

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"NEW" Oli Club (Hawaiian Chanting)

Many of you have come with me before to the Aloha Music Camp. Many of you have taken the Oli classes with me at Aloha Music Camp. Many of you would like to practice more and gain a even deeper connection with this ancient art. Many of you are just curious... Well I have decided to get organized and set up a time for us to practice together.... 

What: Pirate Jim's Oli Club (Hawaiian chant)

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way  NW

When: Sunday March 19, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE

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Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Have you been coming to my Tuesday night kanikapila for a while now and wish you could sing along with me in the Hawaiian songs? Have you heard the call to learn the Hawaiian language? Perhaps you just want to learn more about the hidden meanings behind many of Hawaii's famous songs. Well then come to my new Mele Kakou class on Sunday's. We will slowly go through one song per class and break down all the words, how to say them, what they mean, the story behind the words and song, etc... There will be no pressure to memorize, but a deep requirement to have fun and learn something while doing so.

What: Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

When: Sunday March 19, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

How Much: $10 per person drop in or $30 per person monthly

Why: To learn how to speak and sing the Hawaiian language and learn more about the songs.

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Play Paintball and Jam With Pirate Jim

I will be returning to Capture The Flag this weekend with my boys, so come out with us and shoot some paint! Bring your uke and we can jam between games!

What: Play Paintball and Jam with Pirate Jim's Posse

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 March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - January 31, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope all is well with you. This week I am getting ready for my journey to the Aloha Music Camp on Saturday taking place on the beautiful island of Kauai. I will talk about this more down below and next week. Yes, next week I will not be at the jam, but my lovely wife Stanis will be in charge so come on down!

Tonight's jam will be at the House of Yates.

When: Tuesday January 31, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 425 18A Street NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

Come To The Aloha Music Camp With Pirate Jim in 2018!

In June of 2007 I attended the Aloha Music Camp for the first time. I had never played an ukulele before and was curious about Hawaiian music and Hula, but I was not expecting the influence it would have on my life from that time forward.

https://alohamusiccamp.org/

As a child I would come to the islands every year for 2-3 weeks with my parents. I never realized the sights, sounds, smells and feelings Hawaii gave me would stay with me subconsciously over the years. Since that first camp I have been back to camp every year and have learned a lot about Hawaiian culture, music and dance. It has become a big part of how I now live life. The spirit of aloha has fully influenced my life.

This year's camp is sold out and the 2018 will also sell out quickly, but I want you all to come with me. When registration opens up for 2018 I will let you know immediately so we can get as many of us signed up as possible... if we get enough of us going we'll get a discount. Keep you ear to the ground and listen for my cue!

Well my friends that is all for this week.... see you tonight!

Malama ko aloha

- Pirate Jim

 

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - December 27, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! I had a blast and my son got the t-shirt! 

I am running short on time and news items this week so I will be very short and sweet! 

Tonight's Kanikapila 

This weeks jam will be at the House of Yates.

When: Tuesday December 27, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 425 18A Street NW

HowMuch: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

See you tonight kakou! 

- Pirate Jim

 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - December 6, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Aloha everyone! Pehea'oe? How are you? I am very excited today even though it's -21C outside. In just under 48 hours I will be boarding a Delta Canadair RJ 700 airplane with my mother to take us to Honolulu to compete in the 2016 Honolulu Marathon. Today's picture was from my first marathon last last year. I am excited and nervous about the race but looking forward my 2nd marathon. I did compete in a 1/2 marathon back in May, but this time it's the full 26 miles again. I have been training all year and I hope I can beat my personal best. 

 Pirate Jim's Kanikapila - December 6, 2016

This weeks kanikapila will be at the Lister House

When: Tuesday December 6, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 355 Schubert Pl NW

How Much: Now FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

Pirate Jim Rebrands

In 2009 I decided to put my performance career on the back burner and opened Bignote Music with my buddies Rodger and Hermann.... In 2014 we shut down Bignote Music officially and I restructured my part of the shop to focus on ukuleles only and with only an online store. This week I am evolving once again. I am returning to my artisticly focused life and making my store secondary. Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack will still be around but will not be my focus. My website will change to Pirate Jim's artist website with the ukulele shack as my store that will not only sell ukuleles and accessories but also my music and Pirate Jim swag! Look for these website changes to start happening this weekend. As you may have noticed my FB page is already relflecting this change. I am also officially working on demos for 2 future Pirate Jim CD's..... Stay Tuned!!!

Go Mom Go!  Go Pirate Jim Go! 

 

 

 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 29, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? Welcome to another fine Aloha Tuesday! It's been a tough beginning to the week for me. I was unable to attend the jam last week because of the tech run of Dance Montage 2016 and I sure feel like I was missing something all week. Dance Montage was a huge hit, but I still missed jamming with you all. The biggest bummer I am dealing with today is the Grey Cup loss my beloved Stampeders suffered on Sunday. It was a fabulous comeback but not enough to win in overtime. Perhaps they need to jam like I do tonight. 

 Tonight's Kanikapila 

Tonight we will meet at my Shack! 

 When: Tuesday November 29, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

HowMuch: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

I don't have any other news items for you today, but here are some photos from Dance Montage 2016

 

 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 22, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? Maika'i? Good? Well I'm on top of the world this week because my beloved Calgary Stampeders won the Western Final and punched their ticket to the Grey Cup (Canada's version of the Superbowl for all my non-CFL watching ohana). Go Stamps Go! 

 

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Tonight's Kanikapila 

Unfortunately Stanis and I can not make the jam this week, but do not fear! The jam will be lead tonight by my good friend and long time club member Barb Yates. I will be running through my piece in Dance Montage 2016 at the tech rehearsal tonight, but I will be thinking about you all and strumming from the University Theatre. It's a tech rehearsal so I may be out long after you finish jamming. :(

This weeks jam will be at the House of Yates.

When: Tuesday November 22, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 425 18A Street NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

 Pirate Jim LIVE in Dance Montage 2016

Dance Montage 2016 is 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!

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