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7.8 billion



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Then . . .

 . . . and now!

Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", it was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock. 


Over the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation.

Billed as "An Octogenarian Exposition: almost 1 Day of Peace & Music", it will be held at Lynne & Ian’s 4-acre home near Sherwood Park in Strathcona County – a few km. east of Edmonton, Alberta.  Over the dry and sunny afternoon, a motley collection of ukulele players will perform Woodstuke music (actually some original Woodstock songs) outdoors. It will be widely regarded as a very ordinary moment in ukulele circle history, as well as the definitive nexus for something or other.

“Woodstock”  -vs- “Woodstuke”





Then . . .

 . . . and now!

1969  —  2019  =  50 years!  So what happened?


Progress?  Positive change?  Evolution?  Care of our world?   Control on excess? 

Growth in our sense of humanity?


Not so much!  Ouch!


Invitations to “Woodstuke” have been sent out to the leaders of the Ukulele Circles in and around Edmonton and they will also be sent out to our house concert regulars very soon.  If you plan on being here, we will be asking for your email address as we need to know how many folks are attending prior to the event.


County by-laws require us to limit attendance to his type of event to a maximum of 200 people.   While we do not expect to have anywhere near that number (!),  we do need to ensure that everyone knows that this event will be by invitation only and that “drop-ins” will not be admitted.


Soon we will be making the ukulele song arrangements available through this web site and closer to the date will email the final details and the location of our acreage.


Not a bit like “Woodstock”eh?  :)  although “Woodstuke” will also be a free, no ticket, cool celebration!


Preliminary “Woodstuke” program


Sunday, August 18th, 2019


All guests arrive after lunch


2:00pm Ukulele songs from Woodstock


5:00pm Pot luck supper


6:00pm Woodstock movie

(Director’s Cut)


9:04pm movie ends


Fire/ torchlight ukulele jamming

until whenever. . . .



“Woodstuke” Ukulele Songs

Part One


Celebrating Woodstock’s

Friday, August 15 1969


"With A Little Help from My Friends" by Richie Havens

"Hey Jude" by Richie Havens

"America" by Bert Sommer

"If I Were A Carpenter" by Tim Hardin

"Coming Into Los Angeles" by Arlo Guthrie

"Walking Down The Line" by Arlo Guthrie

"Joe Hill" by Joan Baez

“Drug Store Truck Driving Man" by Joan Baez"



Celebrating Woodstock’s

Saturday, August 16, 1969


"I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-To-Die-Rag" by Country Joe McDonald

"Darlin' Be Home Soon" by John Sebastian

"Going Up The Country" by Canned Heat

"Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat

"Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Summertime Blues" by The Who

"Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane

"With A Little Help from My Friends" by Joe Cocker


“Woodstuke” Ukulele Songs

Part two


Celebrating Woodstock’s

Sunday, August 17, 1969


"Long Black Veil" by The Band

"Wheels On Fire" by The Band

“The Weight” by The Band

"Helplessly Hoping" by Crosby, Stills & Nash

"Marrakesh Express" by Crosby, Stills & Nash


Celebrating Woodstock’s

Monday, August 18, 1969


"Teen Angel" by Sha-Na-Na

"Book Of Love" by Sha-Na-Na

“At The Hop” by Sha-Na-Na


Just Celebrating!



“Can’t Help But Smile” (Yellow 50)

“What Have they done to my Song Ma?” (Blue 383)

“Puff the Magic Dragon” (Blue 284)

“The Times They Are A-Changin’”(Yellow 239)

“Hard Times Come Again No More” (Yellow 101)


Sorry — no more!

3.6 billion



7.8 billion


CO2 = 320ppm

CO2 = 411ppm

1969  -  Thor Heyerdahl—first report of mid-ocean surface pollution

2019  -  Report of plastic pollution in Mariana Trench 35,849 ft deep.


Or “Ukestock” (you choose!)