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Summer Uke Event

March 30, 2014 Comments off

Thanks to Jon Bennett for letting us know about this upcoming workshop. It’s some distance away but I shall pass on the info nevertheless for anyone who might be interested:

Hi, I’m Jon Bennett ( and we’re running a residential Ukulele Workshop Weekend at Halsway Manor, Nr Crowcombe, Somerset, from 4-6 July. It’s a beautiful old Tudor mansion/hotel with great food and accommodation. We’ll be running technical classes as well as singing sessions, suitable for all ages. And really not expensive at all! Have a look at for more details or contact me at 01865 769206

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Uke workshop starting in April

April 4, 2012 Comments off

Anyone interested in a beginner/intermediate workshop might want to get themselves along to Marchmont St Giles Church. Starts on 12 April for six weeks, between 6 -7 and 7 -8 p.m.  You can check out Ukulessons on Facebook. Enquiries to

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One day ukulele festival

March 12, 2010 1 comment

Hi all

Zoe here,  my first post – whoop whoop

Festival season is on it’s way,  I just got sent an email to a little one day uke festival that is being organised and thought I’d pass it on to anyone who is interested.  I can’t go as that weekend I’ll be celebrating my body ageing faster than my mind.

see you later

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Uke Singing Workshop! – this coming Monday

August 18, 2009 1 comment

Come along next Monday, 24 August.

Bring your uke! Bring your voice!

Take part in the first ever Ukearist Ukulele Singing Workshop.

The fabulous Penny Stone will be at the Mackenzie School of English to guide the warbling and enjoy our strumming. Penny is an experienced music teacher and workshop leader, keen to help us explore our sound-making potential.

Whether you’re a Bing Crosby wannabe or an aspiring rock god (or goddess), come along and find your remarkable voice!

Strumming is from 7, with singing from 7.30 to 9.30. (Post-singing strumming optional.)

Cost will be reasonable – the more warblers who attend, the lower the rate slides down the (musical) scale. (We’re hoping to make it around the £5 mark.)

As Penny would say, “Get in!”

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Anyone interested in a singing workshop?

August 7, 2009 2 comments

Margaret has a friend who is a singing teacher and a few of us have expressed an interest in getting her in to do a group singing workshop outwith the ukearist nights. Before we confirm or arrange anything we’d like to gauge how much interest there might be in these. There would be a cost but I expect it to be fairly minimal if there’s enough of us.

If you could send me an email or reply to this post if you’re interested in the workshop and we’ll take it from there.

For the record my name will be the first on the list if we do go ahead with the workshop, probably much to the delight of some of you!

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Places still available at workshop

May 19, 2009 1 comment

There are still places remaining at the Rob Mackillop workshop on Saturday 30th May. The workshop will cover fingerstyle picking, strumming & rhythms and improvisation techniques and will be aimed at advanced beginner/intermediate level ukers. There will be 4 hours of tuition and an hour’s break for lunch with food provided.

This is a great opportunity to really advance your playing, and at less than £25 for four hours tuition plus lunch it’s something of bargain too.

Full details of the workshop can be found here

To book your place just drop me a message of leave a comment to say that you’re coming.

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Full details for Rob MacKillop workshop

March 21, 2009 Comments off

Right I now have full details for Rob MacKillop’s  workshop for you all.

What? The workshop will cover fingerstyle picking, strumming & rhythms and improvisation techniques and will be aimed at advanced beginner/intermediate level ukers.  There will be 4 hours of tuition and an hour’s break for lunch with food provided.

When? The workshop will take place on Saturday 30th May starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.

Where? It will be at the MacKenzie School of English as usual.

How much does it cost? I won’t know exact costs until we have the final numbers for attendees but I can tell you that it will cost at most £23 (assuming there’s at least 6 people).  If we fill all 12 places available it will cost only £16.  Either way I’m sure you will all agree that for four hours quality tuition and lunch that is a total bargain.

How do I book a place at the workshop? You just need to let me know that you are coming and pay a deposit of £10.  You can e-mail me or use the contact form on this site and just give me the £10 at the next ukearist, or if you can’t make it to the next ukearist I can take cheques or bank transfers too.  The balance will be paid on the day of the workshop.  Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis with at total of 12 places available.

Who is Rob MacKillop? Rob is a local ukulele teacher, he has a number of websites that will tell you more about him:

and if you want to hear Rob play come along to the Ukearist on 27th April where Rob will be giving a perfomance for us all.  Alternativly you could check out some of his youtube offerings:

Anything else left to say? Yes!  Get in quick as a number of places have already gone!  It’s not often that an opportunity like this comes around to learn from someone like Rob, and for such little money.

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