Don't forget to break out yer ugly sticks, bodhrans, spoons, harmonicas, tin whistles, and wear yer festive finery be it sou’westers, kilts, green, plaid, etc.
WHEN: Wednesday March 15, 2023
TIME: 7:30 to 9:45ish p.m.
WHERE: Red Bird Live Music, 1165 Bank Street, one block south of Sunnyside Ave., Old Ottawa South. Also, check out their Facebook page: Red Bird Live | Facebook.
Red Bird is a new live music listening venue in Ottawa South with a brand new ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) HVAC ventilation system installed in November 2021 - ERV improves indoor air quality by providing fresh outside air. The venue is at street level with front and back doors.
SONGS: We'll be playin' Celtic songs, East Coast songs, pub songs, songs with a lilt, anything that tilts your kilt and get's ya all fired up! Or makes ya weep in your beer!
YOU CAN REQUEST A SONG THAT YOU'D LIKE US TO SING BY CHOOSING ONE FROM OUR HUGE BUG Kitchen Party Songbook and then emailing me the title at Sue@bytownukulele.ca Better yet - why not grab a couple of friends and volunteer to lead the song. It's wonderful fun when we get lots of different BUGs at the mics to lead songs, so please don't be shy! Email me the name of a song that you'd like to lead. Of course, Mark and I and lots of other BUGs are always happy to sing and play along with you as well! Just let me know if you need it in a different key to suit your voice. You can also submit a new songsheet, in an editable text file, along with a link to a YouTube video that best represents how you like to play it to Sue@bytownukulele.ca. I'll work with you to format it for BUG.
DEADLINE for song requests & submissions: March 3, 2023
OPEN MIC: All open mic spots are filled for this month's jam. If you love open mic sessions, we'd encourage you to participate in Red Bird's Open Stage every Tuesday evening and their Coffee House every Sunday afternoon.
FOOD & DRINK: PLEASE support Red Bird by ordering a drink as they offer their beautiful space to us free of charge. In addition to being licensed, Red Bird also has a small selection of light snacks, but keep in mind it it NOT a restaurant. Red Bird is very happy to work with as many local companies as they can: Local Lager, Simply Biscotti Colonnade, FNG Italian Bakery, Ashton Brewing Company, Top Shelf Distillers, The County Bounty, Saunders Hard Cider, and Seed to Sausage.
SEATING: 1000 square feet on the main floor with seats for up to 90 people, depending on setup, and the venue capacity is 100. There are some couches with side tables, regular chairs and tables, and high chairs and tables at the back and along the sides. For those of you who are more able-bodied, we'd ask that you consider taking a high stool to leave the regular seating for those that may absolutely need low seating.
ACCESSIBILITY: 6 steps up from the Bank St. sidewalk, with handrails
WASHROOMS: on main floor
PARKING: street parking and small parking lot at the south end of the building.
COVID precautions: We really want to see you but please don't come if you're not feeling well. We also hope everyone has had all the vaccines they're eligible for - Mark and I have each had our 4 vaccinations. Masks are not mandatory at this point, but you're encouraged to wear one if you have concerns.
IF YOU CAN'T JOIN US LIVE for whatever reason, no worries! We record the jam, so that you can play along with us anytime! Be sure to plug an external speaker into your computer to listen so that you'll hear the uBass and get the full effect! In the recording, no one's names appear on the screens! We'll upload the jam video and the songbook we use for the evening on our BUG Jam Videos page.
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