Daniel will be playing at the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain this month, and making a mini-tour afterwards. I’ll be with him through June 24th and look forward to taking in a bit of the Brit Uke scene. Please, if you are in England, say “hi” to us at one of these events!
Visit UnplugTheWood open Jam lead by Mike Krabbers
At the Lion Brewery in Ash
June 25th Workshop and Concert in Bournemouth at the
Southern Ukulele Store 2pm
June 26th Ukefest West
Fingerstyle workshop with Daniel at the Half Moon Putney –All day event with lots of activities:
Festival Date – Sunday 26th June 2016
Schedule based on start at 11:00 and end at 22:00
UFW organisers – Terry Smith, Michael Stannard, Tara Maysey, Lottie Livingstone.
With Geoff Price on the day.
Daytime events ‘Venue Room’
11:00 -12:30 Beginners workshop & Open Jam session. Run by TS, GP – Free
12:45 -13:45 Intermediate workshop. Run by TS & GP – Free
14.30 -16.00 Stage performance – West London Uke groups – Free U-Kew-Lele, Hanwell, New Malden, Teddington
16:30 –17:30 Decibelles workshop (Close Harmony singing) – £15
12:00 – 13:30 Open Mic sessions. Winners get to perform main stage at 18:00 – Free
14.30 – 15.45 Finger picking workshop – Daniel Ward – £15
Merchandise stalls in main bar.
Evening event – Main stage – £8 online adv, £10 online on day £12 cash on day
18:30 – 18.45 Stage Performance -Winners of Open Mic
18.55 – 19.15 Stage Performance – Daniel Ward
19:25 – 20.10 Stage Performance – The Half Moon Ukes
20:20 – 21.05 Stage Performance – The Decibelles
21:10 – 21:20 Joint Set / Encore –The Half Moon Ukes/ Decibelles
stage – £8 online adv, £10 online on day £12 cash on day Stage Performance – Winners of Open Mic.
Hope springs eternal. As does music. Are they not, fundamentally the same thing? Neither could I live without. “So, in a world of snow, of things that come and go, where what you think you know you can’t be certain ofyou must believe in spring and love“.
Here’s some of what is on our calendar this spring:
3/26 KALA Ukulele Day in LA at USPACE with Jim D’Ville. I will be using my new book “Color-Along Ukulele” for my all ages class, and you get a copy to keep with class admission! Win a Kala Waterman uke– Giving away one per class!¡!
5/5-8 WEST COAST UKULELE RETREAT in Asilomar. If you have never been… GO! (if there are still rooms available) This is a FANTASTIC retreat with great instructors in the most beautiful, peaceful place you can imagine. And the food’s great, too!
We are heading across the pond to England in June, where Daniel will be playing the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain. To prepare, he is scheduling private house concerts and a public show at U-Space on May 21. More details to follow as they solidify. This will be a great show with a guest bass player and El Uke will be debuting some very snazzy new material as well as playing selections from his CD EL UKULELE. Give it a preview!