Bellingham Uke Group (BUG): Jams, Concert, Uke Workshops!


Join the BUG (2nd Saturday-each-month) Jam for strummin’ together  1:30 to 4:00 pm.  Jam is a time for all levels of ukulele players to join together playing music, singing & socializing at St. James Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 910 -14th St., Bellingham, WA.

First half focuses on beginners/intermediate players 1:30 pm to 2:10 pm. Songs are from the Daily Ukulele Vol. 1 (Yellow Book)
Second half of BUG focuses on intermediate to advanced players…songs with > 6 chords. Songs will be from the Daily Ukulele Vol. 2, Leap Year Edition (Blue Book) 
So bring your music stand & books along, or share with your neighbor. 
We have four spots open every month in the second half for open mic! Please consider preparing a song to perform up front for us—or grab a friend to do a duet! We’d love hear you!

Don’t miss this Ukulele Extravaganza March 31! Two-time Grammy award winners, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer will be giving 2 different ukulele workshops; then combining with the Go Janes, Seattle super harmony songwriters, for a concert.  Details & information available on the BUG website

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
“As close to flawless folk-bluegrass as it gets.”  – Billboard Magazine

TWO-TIME GRAMMY® Award Winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are master musicians with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and many other instruments. An eclectic folk festival on their own terms, their repertoire ranges from classic country to western swing, gypsy jazz to bluegrass, and old-time string band to contemporary folk including some original gems. Their versatility defies a brief description – perhaps “well rounded Americana” does it best.

In February 2017, the duo released their 45th recording, “GET UP AND DO RIGHT” which features duets of some of their favorite songs by songwriters such as Alice Gerrard, Tom Paxton, Ola Belle Reed and David Francey, with an original tune and song for good measure.

Cathy & Marcy have performed or taught at hundreds of bluegrass & folk festivals & music camps. The Washington Area Music Association has recognized the duo with over 60 WAMMIE Awards for folk, bluegrass & children’s music. They have performed with Pete Seeger, Theodore Bikel, Tom Paxton, Patsy Montana, Riders in the Sky and a wide range of musical luminaries. They are happily known as “social music conductors” ready to start a jam session, a community sing or to create a music camp helping others learn to play and sing. 

Next BUG SONG CIRCLE 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 ~ 8:30:   Join us in the historic Roeder Home parlor (2600 Sunset Drive), third Wednesday each month through June.  All instruments are welcomed. We sing and play from The Daily Ukulele, Vols. 1 & 2. Bring a music stand; and if you’ve a song to share, please bring 10 copies. Free ~ donations appreciated.  For further information contact Wes at (360) 904-4119.