Pirate Jim's Aloha ka Poalua Kanikapila reminder - October 24, 2017

This weeks jam will be at JJ's House! 

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

Where: 2002A 26 Ave NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Aloha ka Poalua Kanikapila reminder - October 17, 2017

This weeks jam will be at Lister House

When: Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 355 Schubert Pl NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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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 - 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 13, 2017

Aloha Kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope all is well with you. As some of you may already know last Monday night I suffered a grand mal seizure. Luckily I was in bed sleeping when it happened or else my injuries could have been a lot worse. I have some major muscle pain in my back and I am now going from doctor to doctor to try and figure out why it happened and to stop it from happening again. I definately need something to take my mind off of this.... So.....

This weeks kanikapila will be at JJ's House!

When: Tuesday June 13, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 2002 A 26 Ave NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Neighbour Day Kanikapila & BBQ

Bring your ukulele and jam with us at my very special "Neighbour Day Kanikapila & BBQ"! Mayor Nenshi has declared June 17th Neighbour Day and how better to celebrate then by getting together to jam and eat BBQ!!! Bring your uke and some burgers for the grill!

We'll set-up outside my ukulele shack so that the neighbours may also join in!

When: Saturday June 17, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE but bring some burgers and such!

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: Thursday June 15 - 7:30-8:00pm and Sunday June 18, 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: Thursday June 15, 2017 - 8:00-9:00pm and Sunday June 18, 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

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - June 6, 2017

This weeks kanikapila will be held at my shack.

When: Tuesday June 6, 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

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 8, 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 11, 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 June 11, 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 - May 30, 2017

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? Māluhiluhi au! I am tired from our family trip last week to Disneyland. Luckily I have a few hours available this afternoon to take a nap before our kanikapila. I am going to need it. We had a fantastic trip and we missed you dearly last Tuesday night, but we are ready to strum like crazy today! 

This weeks kanikapila will be held at my shack.

When: Tuesday May 30, 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 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 4, 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 June 4, 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

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - May 23, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? Stanis, our kids and I made the long drive to Disneyland this past Friday and had a fantastic journey. We met up with Mark and Tom on Sunday (my good friends from the Aloha Music Camp) and enjoyed ourselves to the fullest at California Adventure and Disneyland. It's day 3 today and we have swapped Tom and Mark for other family members from Calgary. It's gonna be a blast. Unfortunately, we can not be with you tonight to strum our four strings in harmony, but there still will be a kanikapila at John & Cherie's place in Douglasdale. See you next week!

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

When: Tuesday May 23, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 263 Douglasbank Mews SE

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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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

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 - May 2, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? Happy Lei Day! Yes, I am a day late, but I am pretending that today is still May 1. For those that don't know, May 1 is a special day in Hawaii. May 1 is Lei Day!

“May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei.” This popular phrase in the islands prevents anyone from forgetting this special day. It was Don Blanding, a writer and poet, who first suggested that a holiday should be dedicated to the beautiful Hawaiian tradition of making and wearing lei. But it was Grace Tower Warren, also a writer, who came up with the idea that the holiday should coincide with May Day. And so since the first Lei Day on May 1, 1928, Hawaii has continued the annual celebration to this very day. - https://www.hawaii.com/discover/may-day-in-hawaii/

This week I have started working on the Ho'okipa documentary film project. I can't tell you much yet, but I am getting very excited about the project again and I think you will too. Stay tuned!!!

Tonight we are meeting at a new location. One of our club members JJ has kindly opened up her home for us to stop by and kanikapila in.

This weeks kanikapila will be at JJ's House!

When: Tuesday May 2, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 2002 A 26 Ave 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 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 7, 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 7, 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.