What we’re about
The Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Group is one of the largest and most active ukulele groups in the country. Established in 2011 we have grown to over 800 members strong and have provided our members with, on average 20 opportunities per month to play ukulele in a group setting.
We have weekly jam sessions at multiple locations in the tri-state area and monthly jam sessions at our flagship locations, Steel City Coffee House, Green Fork Restaurant and Main Stage Center for the Arts. We also offer other opportunities each and every week to get together and jam with fellow ukulele players. The Philadelphia Main Line Ukulele Group also holds four "Premier Events" each year. Our Premier Events give members the opportunity to play in a festival like setting with, on average over 50 players all sharing the love that only the ukulele can bring!
Our group caters to beginners so if you're new to the uke please come to one of our events and let us help you start your journey. We play a wide variety of music from old standards from the 20's and 30's, Hawaiian Music, Classic Rock, Folk, Modern Pop, Country, Punk, Reggae and anything and everything else!
Hope to see you soon!
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- PMLUG Holiday Round RobinLink visible for attendees
Let's jam for the holidays!
Send PDFs or links to email@example.com
Bring any songs you like.
You are welcome to send several songs so we can fill out our time.
I like to do holiday songs that are off the beaten path, but feel free to bring traditional music and non-holiday numbers.
Songs will be show in the meeting, so no need to print anything out.
PDF links will be provided day of the event.
- West Chester Ukulele Ensemble444 N Walnut St, West Chester, PA
We're a group of enthusiastic ukulele players learning ensemble pieces of multiple parts. Parts can be played by folks with a range of ukulele playing ability.
We'll meet every other week or twice a month - watch this space to know when!
Bring your uke, music stand, and a copy of the music we're currently working on.
The event starts with some warm up exercises and then we practice a song, sometimes giving the whole song a try, sometimes taking one section at a time. We may work weeks to get a song right. The fun is in practicing and hearing it all come together. We may play the song at events at The Hickman and other venues.
Right now we're working on Eleanor Rigby. Music for each part and practice audio is in our Ensemble Folder.
Ralph and Arnold are the leaders for Eleanore Rigby!
Stay afterwards to join the regular West Chester Ukulele Group in the same location! RSVP to both events so we know the number of chairs to put out and also...we really like to know that YOU are coming!
- West Chester Ukulele Group - Theme: Holiday and ANY favorite songs!444 N Walnut St, West Chester, PA
Join us to sing, play ukulele and have fun! We play starting at 5:30pm until 7:00pm at the Hickman Jeanes Building. Arrive when you can, stay as long as you're able!
Optional Ukulele Skills 5:00-5:30pm. For those interested, we'll have one of us volunteer for the week to lead a session on ukulele skills. ***Put in the Comments if you'll offer the skills for that week. We'll take turns with one person a week. ***It may be a skill in:
- playing in general
- concepts such as 1-4-5....
- practicing a certain song
- tips in leading songs
- practice a cool riff
- ukulele meditations
When you arrive, enter the Jeanes Building of The Hickman. Our room is to the right as you enter, so sign in at the reception desk and walk on in!
Come early, come late, we'll be happy to see you whenever you arrive.
Here are some great sites where you can get song sheets to share with the group:
Our OWN West Chester Songbook, with many songsheets by Mal.
Lots of folks bring songs to share. We're using the "yellow book" now, "The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs for Better Living" by Jim Beloff but often we don't even get to the yellow book with all the songs folks bring in!
If you'd like to share a song with the group bring song sheet copies to hand out. Expect folks to share song sheets so you don't need to print too many.
West Chester Uke Jam Songbook and music collection: https://tinyurl.com/yxzgo9b3
Age range is adult: high school onward. We welcome all levels of ability in playing and singing. If you're just starting and have played 3 chords, you'll fit right in. If you're more advanced, you'll fit in too.
- Ukulele Playground on Sunday Morning - International JamLink visible for attendees
Starts at 12 Noon Dublin time
Visit our friends across the pond for a weekly wake up round robin jam.
Nice eclectic mix of international pop, folk, bluegrass, comedy, and even Irish music.
Each participant may submit one song, but there may be time for more.
Songs may be sent via the chat. They may be online links as well as PDFs.
Or feel free to just play along!
Songs are shown on the screen.
Miss the jam? No worries! The jams are live-streamed and can be viewed at Betsy’s Facebook page.
Festival they held by our friends at Ukulele Portal in 2019...
Belfast Uke book:
Ukulele Wednesdays Book: