Ready to resume our sessions

May – 21st – Likely to be restricted (by number and the gusto with which we can sing!) and will be classed as a rehearsal.

June – 18th – Current information suggests that this will be just before all restrictions are lifted, so may still take the form of a rehearsal.

July – 16th – Likely to be after restrictions are lifted so should be back to normal. We may have a bit of a bash at this session e.g. Do party pieces and perhaps jam other songs with a theme.

August – 13th

September – 17th

October – 15th

November – 19th

December – 19th

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COVID Lockdown

What have you been up to during the various lockdowns (musical or otherwise)?

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Strummers social

Does anyone fancy a bit of a social Zoom get together? We could use it as an opportunity to plan for our first sessions.

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Tentative dates for Strummer Sessions in 2021

Obviously dependent upon the prevailing regulations, here are some tentative dates for our Strummers Sessions for the rest of 2021:

May – 21st

June – 18th

July – 16th

August – 13th

September – 17th

October – 15th

November – 19th

December – 17th

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Langcliffe Strummers

Our very popular Langcliffe sessions are suspended due to the current Corona Virus situation but we are working with the Langcliffe Institute Trustees to resume them.  

Look out for information on our plans to resume the sessions and the new ideas we have to make them even more fun.

Also look out for some special events sessions too. We hopping to return to Miss Victoria’s Tea Garden when we’re allowed and we’ll be supporting some of the fund raising events in and around Langcliffe when the time comes.

More details to follow…

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Latest book

La fabbrica dei sogni. Alessi dal 1921 by Alberto Alessi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The Dream Factory.
A reread (of the English translation of this edition), but a nice little book charting the history of this Italian design house. Potted biographies of the designers and pictures of some of their iconic products.
Certainly explains their ethos and their products make you smile. Whether you like their “toilet brush shaped like a cactus” or not their influence is undeniable.



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Next sessions

Due to some unforeseen circumstances we need to rearrange our next 3 Settle Music Sessions.
May’s will be 25th,
June’s will be 22nd,
July’s will be 27th.
Hope to see you there

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Next Uke session

Hi All
Just a quick note to say that this month’s Ukulele Session is in Langcliffe Institute. It is next Friday (17th November)
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Cost: £5 per person, as per usual..
I have built a Settle Music songbook (for Uke and Guitar) and have placed a copy in dropbox (you should all have access). And of course there is still the Jim Carey Songbook which  is also on Dropbox and has lots of other songs especially arranged for ukulele.  Both can be loaded to a tablet/ipad or smart device etc.  If you have difficulty accessing dropbox then let me know.
Also we will be going through a few Xmas songs and carols in preparation for the Langcliffe Carol Service.
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Phones

Had to make lots of updates to the phone today to retain access to work systems so decided to load FB  messenger too. Been using it on the pc for ages but now I have no place to hide 🙂

Apparently I also have access to Spotify so will be checking that out in the next few days.

Any recommendations?

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Next guitar session

Hi All
Friday (10th) sees our next guitar sessions at the Primary School in Settle.
The usual arrangements apply. 7pm to 9pm. Everyone welcome from beginner onwards (parents to stay with juniors please). £5 each (£2.50 juniors).
We’ll be using various song sheets that we have used before as our sources and I have compiled pdf of all the songs which is on Dropbox. (Get in touch if you need me to send you copy).
I’m investigating to see if we can project it to save printing out… But that may be a longer term task.
Look forward to seeing you there.

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