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Special events coming up at the Ukearist

March 10, 2009 3 comments

I have a heaving carte du jour of upcoming events to tell you all about involving local ukulele teacher Rob MacKillop and the vivacious Victoria Vox.

The exciting news entree is that Rob will be giving us all a ukulele recital at the ukearist gathering on Monday 27th April. Rob will be playing baroque, celtic, some of his own compositions, and arrangements of early banjo music for banjo-uke.  This is a fantastic opportunity for us to see Rob’s fantastically intricate baroque style playing – Rob’s style of playing is unique in the ukulele world.  Rob has three websites dedicated to the ukulele – fingerstyle, baroque and celtic.

The second tasty morsel of exciting news is that Rob will be hosting a workshop focussing on finger-style uke  and improvisation skills.  This workshop will be aimed at intermediate ukers and there will be a maximum of 12 places available.  The workshop will take place in the daytime on Saturday 30th May, exact timings and costs (yes, this will cost money!) are still to be worked out but I will hope to know more to tell you all this coming Monday.  Places at the workshop will be offerred on a first-come, first-served basis and I will start taking bookings as of the ukearist gathering this Monday.

And if you’re not fit to bursting with excitement by this point could I just proffer a final wafer thin mint of tittilation at the chance to see the inimitable Victoria Vox at Leith folk club.  Uke-toting Victoria is over here on tour from the US and played a rousing gig at the folk club last year.  I know at least three of our regular Ukearist disciples were at the gig and I’m sure will readily confirm what great fun it was!  The gig is on the same day as Rob’s workshop – in the evening of 30th May.  I’ll have a chat to folk club and see about getting some tickets sorted closer to the time.

That’s all for now, see you all Monday for the next Ukearist!

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