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 Newsletter - July 11, 2017

Aloha kakou! Pehea'oe? Maika'i au. How are you? I am good. Yesterday I had a brain MRI. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but strangely enough, it was very relaxing. I thought it would be strange to be in that closed tube for 30 mins, but the sounds the MRI machine makes sounded a lot like the sounds my sound therapy app makes. It just needed to also sounds like waves on a beach and it would have been perfect.

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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 - May 9, 2017

Aloha Kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope all is well with you. This week I have been busy studying the art of screenplay writing and focusing on the next generation of the Ho'okipa Project. I should have some further details to share in next week's newsletter, but just to give you a scoop... The Ho'okipa Project is looking more and more like a documentary style web series... Stay tuned!

Along with getting out the word about own ukulele related events and classes I am going to start posting other ukulele events I hear about happening around Calgary and area every Tuesday. Check the bottom of today's newsletter for the latest ukulele events happening around Calgary soon!

Oh yeah! It's Mother's Day this weekend so don't forget to say hau'oli la makuahine to your mom on Sunday!

Tonight's Kanikapila is happening at another new venue. Thanks go out to Tim Hamilton for setting us up in the training room of the Commissionaires Office in NE Calgary.

When: Tuesday May 9, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where1107 53rd AVE NE

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 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 May 14, 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 May 14, 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**

- Priddis Uke Jam - Sunday May 14th, 1:00 p.m.
  
Bring your chord charts.
  Bring your onsong, if you have it. 
  Water's Edge Pub:  Priddis (south and west of Calgary - about 10-15 min from south side of       Calgary)
  Pub number:  931-0155 (Owner is Cory Morgan and he seems very relaxed)
  Anna's Number:  (403) 923-3867
 
Priddis is very small...Go west on Highway 22x (about 10 minutes west of Spruce Meadows)
Turn south (left if coming from Calgary) at the Priddis turnoff (follow the signs). 
Drive about 300 metres to the gas station and small strip mall. 

- "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

 


 

Hauʻoli lā makuahine Mom! 

Hauʻoli lā makuahine Mom! 



 

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - February 14, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Hau'oli la aloha! Happy Love Day! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? I am fantastic! My week at the Aloha Music Camp was just amazing and I have been recharged. My fire for Hawaiian music, dance and culture has been fully re stoked! I was so inspired that I am starting up two new regular events that I will explain more about below.

Tonight we will be holding a very special Valentines Day Kanikapila in the lobby of Point McKay Towers. Bring you uke and your valentine and share the aloha!!!

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

When: Tuesday February 14, 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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Play Paintball 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!

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 February 18, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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

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"NEW" 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 February 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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"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 February 19, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE

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The Aloha Nui Agency

You may have noticed a new link on my website. The link says Aloha Nui Agency.... Well folks, I have an exciting partnership started with the one and only Herb Ohta Jr. I will be working hard to bring him to Canada in the very near future. Check out the page and watch out for Herb in Canada soon!

www.alohanuiagnecy.com

www.herbohtajr.com

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Well my friends that is all the news I have for now..... more to come! Stay Tuned!

Malama ko aloha

- Pirate Jim

 

My advanced Oli class at Ho'ike night - AMC 2017

My advanced Oli class at Ho'ike night - AMC 2017

Hau'oli la aloha

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - January 24, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I've had a busy week... it's tax time soon so I have been doing a lot of book keeping (yuck). At one point on Sunday I had a hard time speaking english. All that would come out of my mouth was numbers... YUCK!

My doctor orders me to get together my friends and family tonight and strum on a four string instrument (you heard right, Stanis is back tonight! Woot Woot!).

Tonight's Kanikapila

This weeks jam will be at my shack

When: Tuesday January 24, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

Play Paintball With Pirate Jim

I will be returning to Capture The Flag this weekend, so come out with me and shoot some paint!

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 28, 2017 - 12:00 - 4:00pm

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

That's all for now my friends!

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 22, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

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

It's a crazy Tuesday with the big race down south between Trump and Clinton... who will win? To close to call at the moment, but we'll serenade the new president in together with some beautiful ukulele music tonight!

Unfortunately Avery's team lost their championship game this past weekend so our football season has come to and end for another year. Although you lost the big game, only losing one game all season and only allowing a total of 3 touchdowns to be scored on you all season, you should be proud.  

Pirate Jim's Kanikapila

What: Pirate Jim's Kanikapila

When: Tuesday November 8, 2016 - 7:00-9:30pm

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

How Much: now FREE 

Why: Becaue we can and we should! 

Yes folks, you have read correctly. My weekly Kanikapila is now free!!! Anyone who has prepaid for next year will be reimbursed ASAP! Now you have no reason to not come try strumming with us Tuesday nights! 

 

Pirate Jim LIVE

Come down to the Calgary Christmas Night Market on November 18, 2016. I will be performing with Aloha, eh! and the Nahlani Productions dancers.

Who: Pirate Jim performs LIVE with Aloha, eh! and the lovely hula dancers from Nahlani Productions. 

When: Friday November 18, 2016 - 10:15-11:00pm

Where: Eau Claire Market - 200 Barclay Parade SW

How Much: FREE

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 1, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? Did you survive the attack of the candy monsters last night? We had quite a few gouls and superheroes come calling last night. I think the traffic was a little lighter than at the old ukulele shack, but my smoke machine works way better not being the corner lot. The smoke lingured around our door longer before the wind swept it away. Captain Aaron had a great night as you can see in the picture below.  Avery also won his football game on Saturday. It was the toughest game the have played all year, but pulled off the big Win! Way to go Avery... next up is the city championship this Saturday!

As I mentioned last week I have been involved with something called Dance Montage 2016 at the University of Calgary. Tickets are still available online or at the door. Tonight is our very first production meeting and tech rehearsal so unfortunately I will not be able to join you at the uke jam, but don't fear.... Denise Lister has volunteered to host and lead the jam in my absence so please don't change your plans. I will miss you all tonight. Here's the info:

What: Pirate Jim's Kanikapila

When: Tuesday November 1, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 355 Schubert Place NW

How Much: $50 for a yearly membership, $5 drop in for non-members

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - October 25, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

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

I have decided to streamline my announcements by starting up a weekly Aloha Tuesday Newsletter. I have a bunch of announcements to make and I was finding my old way of doing things very taxing and redundant, so comes the birth of Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter!

This Weeks Jam 

We are coming down to the the last few weeks of football. My son Avery and his team are in the playoffs and won their first round of the tournament this past Saturday beating the Hilltoppers 56-6. If they win this coming Saturday I believe there is a trip to Edmonton in the works to play in the provincials or something like that... regardless.... Go Cowboys! Go Avery Go! 

This means that we will be rotating our jam locations again starting next week, but tonight we'll be back at the Shack!

What: Pirate Jim's Kanikapila  

When: Tuesday October 25, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

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

How Much: $5.00 drop in, $50 yearly membership

Why: Because we can and we should

 

Dance Montage 2016 

As I have mentioned the last few weeks I have been working on a project at the University of Calgary called Dance Montage with my good friend and hula dancer Taraya Nahlani Middleton from Nahlani Productions. Back in September we auditioned over 30 dancers and selected 14 of them to share our love for Hawaiian music and hula. We have been working on the dances for two songs and two chant. We are very proud of our accomplishments and we can't wait to share this with you!

Dance Montage performance dates are:

Thursday November 24 at  8pm

Friday November 25 at 8pm

Saturday November 26 at 2pm and 8pm

The show is expected to be about 2hours in length, and you will see a variety of dance styles including Hula. Both Taraya and I will be performing in these shows. You have your choice of dates and times to come see us, and I hope you are able to make one of the performances.

Please visit the following link to purchase your tickets in advance -$15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors. You can always buy tickets at the door as well.

http://scpa.ucalgary.ca/events/dance-montage-2

 

Calgary Night Market

On the evening of Friday November 18, 2016 I will be performing with Aloha, eh! and the Nahlani Productions Dancers. 

What: Pirate Jim LIVE at the Calgary Night Market

When: Friday November 18, 2016 - 10:15-1:00pm

Where: Eau Claire Market (indoors) 

How Much?: FREE

 

Well kakou, that's all I can fit into this weeks newsletter. I look forward to seeing you all tonight at the jam or at one of my performances in November. I will be adding individual event listings for each performance to my events page within the next 24hrs. Until next week......... 

 Malama ko aloha 

- Pirate Jim

 

 

 

 

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Pirate Jim's Kanikapila - October 18, 2016

Aloha kākou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope you are all doing well. October is speeding past... Very soon we'll be talking about Christmas! Yikes! I have been working hard on a special project at the University of Calgary the last 5 weeks and I am excited to say things are going very well... I will post more details about Dance Montage later this week. 

Tonight we will meet at my shack in Tuscany!!! Can't wait to strum and sing again!

 When: Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: $50 for a yearly membership. $5 drop in for non-members

Why: Because we can and we should!

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