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Tickets for Ukulele Festival of GB now on sale

January 25, 2010 Comments off

A quick heads up for you all that tickets are now on sale for the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain.   Tickets are £24 for all events, get yours quick!  I’ve bought mine already!

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Categories: festival

Show us your talents and share your skills

January 20, 2010 2 comments

At the last couple of ukearists we have experimented with setting aside part of the night to individual performances and for folk to teach the rest of us something new on the uke.  This has worked out really well so I reckon we should make it a regular feature at the Ukearist, it certainly adds a bit of variety to the night.

So far we have had performances from myself, Dave and Steven and Chris has taught chunking and 12 bar blues and did a bit about the blues scale for improvising.

I suggest that at around 9pm each night whoever fancies doing a performance or bit of teaching can do so.

This will be a really great for giving any of you interested in performing a friendly and low-pressure environment to do it in and will be really interesting for the rest of us to see what sort of things folk play outside of the ukearist.  I’m also really looking forward to learning new skills from the rest of you.

If you have any other suggestions or comments please share them below.

Categories: Learning, open-mic

Cigar Box Ukulele

January 7, 2010 5 comments

I made a cigar box ukulele of Christmas and, surprisingly, it turned out rather well!  Here’s a short video of it in action:

Categories: Video