New resource for Christmas

Caro and I have re-recorded ‘Shepherds on a Lonely Hill’ ready for Christmas.

A new resource is available which includes a new recording (in a new key of G), words and chord chart (song is great for ukulele), comic strip story line, ideas for adding ostinato and harmony parts, ideas for use in the classroom

Only $10. Order today.IMG_0610

Behind Bars launch

C-Change is proud to launch their new resource – Behind Bars

12 captivating tunes for marimba

at the Tui Tuituia Music conference in January 2013

Tunes for beginner marimba players to more advanced


Workshops in January, February, March 2013

7-10 January Tui Tuituia Conference, Waikato University

2 March Auckland, Target Rd School, Glenfield – enrol now!

14 March, New Plymouth, Musicworks – enrol now!


Marimba Festival in The Cloud

Uke Play Off

The popular Uke Play Off returns in 2012

Saturday 30 June 7pm $12

Ponsonby Primary School Hall, Curran St, Ponsonby

This is an event organised by C-Change, as a fundraiser for the Ukulele Festival 2nd stage

Community groups performing:

UkuBays, Ukes of Howick, Shorecooleles, Waiakekey Ukulele Orchestra, Strumpets and Strummers, The Lost Chords, ELELUKU, Hibiscus Ukes, Ukes on Fire.

Special guests: North of Bombay

Special Judges: Maria Winder and Mary Helen Solomon

Prizes and Raffles

2012 – a ukulele workshop coming in March

Hello everyone

After our wonderful start to the year, with our South Island Tour with North of Bombay, we are now organising a ukulele workshop and performance night with the Big Muffin Serious Band on Saturday 24 March. Please register on the ‘Workshop Registration’ page.

Gerard Hudson photo muffins

North of Bombay goes South

north of bClare and Caroline are members of the Ukulele Performing group – North of Bombay

Along with Millie and Terry Locke, Philippa Drake, Dan McCormack and Tony Ramsay, we are travelling to the SouthIsland in January 2012.

We will be performing together, doing ukulele workshops and running Quiz nights and performing.

Our Tour Dates: (book under Workshop Registrations)

Dunedin ‘The Church’ 5 Jan 7.30pm $10 door charge

Alexandra ‘Earnscelugh Hall’ 6 Jan – book online here for workshop – Workshop Registrations. If you want to attend the concert please email 4.30pm workshop 7.30pm Concert

Queenstown ‘Pig and Whistle’ 7 Jan 5pm

Wanaka ‘Rippon Vineyard’ 8 Jan 3.30pm

Wanaka workshop 9 Jan 4.30pm – Scout Hall Eely Point – book online here for workshop – Workshop Registrations

Invercargill ‘Cabbage Tree Hall’ 10 Jan – book online here for Workshop and/or  Quiz/North of Bombay Concert evening 4.30pm workshop 7.30pm Quiz and Concert

Dunedin ‘Carey’s Bay Hotel’ 12 Jan – book online here for Workshop and/or Quiz/North of Bombay Concert evening 4.30pm workshop 7.30pm Quiz and Concert

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Uke Play Off

15 July saw 9 Community Ukulele groups gather at the Grey Lynn Community Centre for a Uke Play Off.

Max Cryer and Mary Cornish were the judges.

Ukulele groups performing:

North of Bombay – guest performers

Wednesdays – 1st

Ukes of Howick

Ukubays – 3rd


Waiakekey Ukulele Orchestra – 2nd

Strummers and Strumpets

Grey Lynn Garden Band

St Lukes Ukes

Fantastic night of music and sharing. Money $1720 raised for NZ Ukulele Trust.

PHOTOS – See column on right

Home for Christmas is out !

C-Change launches it’s newest resource ‘Home for Christmas’

Written by Caroline

Illustrations by Caroline

Singing and Narration by Clare and Danielle

A musical story about a little lost sheep who finds her way back home just in time for Christmas.

With each new animal that helps Barbara, there is a new instrument introduced to the song.

Ideal for Christmas presents, and for end of year junior productions.