You've found my portal to the songbooks I create! Hosting weekly ukulele gatherings since September 2016 gave me the impedise to create songbooks. It’s pure JOY to all play from the same page, and in the same key. Most of the songs included in the songbooks are because:
- I love them and would love to play them with others
- were suggestions by the local players ‘hey what do you thing of this song?’
- are not found elsewhere in printed books

SONGS FOR SARAH

This was a special edition initially made for a silent auction item at #skreagfest, a fundraiser for my niece who lived 35 years to the fullest.
August 10 2019, we celebrated Sarah through music and art. Songs for Sarah include over 45+ songs on the playlist:

  • Anyone Else But You ✿ The Moldy Peaches

  • Emerald Isle ✿ Whitehorse

  • I Do Adore ✿ Mindy Glendill

  • In an Aeroplane over the Sea ✿ Neutral Milk Hotel

  • Love ✿ Matt White 36

  • Summer Vibe ✿ Walk Off The Earth

  • Three Little Birds ✿ Bob Marley

  • Will The Sun Ever Shine Again? ✿ Alan Menken

Ukulele Songbooks include:

  • Lyrics with chord diagrams for ukulele standard tuning (G-C-E-A)

  • Many beginner tunes, often with helpful hints to guide you in playing

  • Chord families listed in the back; a useful tool to jam with friends who play harmonica

  • Print book edition:

    • 8 1/2" x 11” ; coil bound

    • protective clear soft back and front covers

    • approximately $20 to $25.00, depending on number of songs, includes shipping in Canada

  • PDF online edition :

    • downloadable for a tablet or phone

    • indexed, click on the title links to the song page

    • each song hyperlinked to a ’play along’ online video or in original key to learn the tune

Ukulele Songbooks created:

  • UKULELE SEASON SONGBOOK ONE - spring 2016
    65+ classics and 'new to you' contemporary tunes - fully edited by Rod Swanson of Chilliwack Academy of Music

  • UKULELE SEASON SONGBOOK TWO - summer 2017
    60+ very singable songs, classic and tradtional songs

  • HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS SONGBOOK - SPECIAL EDITION - summer 2018
    Celebrating their 40th anniversary with 40 songs for the 2018 Festival Ukulele Gathering Workshop

  • INSPIRING SONGS TO SING - SPECIAL EDITION - fall 2019
    60+ songs in this songbook created for Chilliwack Hospice Gala Silent Auction

  • SONGS FROM THE MIGHTY MIAMI RIVER - summer 2014
    an eight paged songbook of simple chord songs for beginner ukulele players; used in the classroom with children

  • SONGS FOR AN EAST COAST CEILIDH - spring 2019
    Complied for our Maritime family, this contains 50+ songs suitable for your next ‘kitchen party’.

  • A JOY TO SING - winter 2018
    68 songs for every level of playing; contemporary hits include three ‘A Star is Born’ songs

  • IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT - fall 2019
    40+ child friendly songs suitable for the classroom or lap of a grandparent.

  • SUMMER TIME PARTY PIECES - summer 2019
    Created for this years Festival Ukulele Gathering Workshop with most tunes beginner friendly

All songbooks I create are intended for private and educational purposes only.
The songbooks are not for financial gain. I acknowledge that all song copyrights belong to their respective parties.

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Ukulele Season Story

I let my 'true colours show' musically in July 2014. I was contemplating retirement and grieving the death of my younger sister. I loved music having grown up in a family that sang on road trips and around campfires. I have a wee background in music; high school choir, flute and later piano lessons as young adult. However, I was intimidated by string instruments, even ones with just four strings!

Then my good friend Nikki visited with her ukulele! Later that summer I met a new friend who learned saxophone at age 68 and that was that! I dusted off a ukulele songbook our son created for me and bought my first real ukulele - a Kala Tenor.

After retiring, and a season of learning ukulele online, I began lessons with a human local professional teacher John M. I began to seek out locals to connect with over a mutual love of learning the ukulele. After waiting for someone to create a group that meets locally during daylight hours, I promoted the idea with encouragement from my dear friend Patsy. Harrison Ukulele Gatherings became a thing!

Since the creation of local gatherings in September of 2016, I continued to meet up with fun-loving players. I decided to make our own songbooks so we could all sing and play from the same page… same key, same lyrics. I also create Spotify Playlists for others to learn the tunes… great for singing along in the car.

I hope this little story of Ukulele Season inspires you to pick up a ukulele, sing out loud and share in your joy of making music with others.

Earla Dawn Legault
Summer 2019