Wednesday, October 31, 2012

UkeFest Virginia: This Weekend Ya'll

It's time to get serious folks.  Serious about ukulele.  To heck with all you haters out there who think it's just a novelty instrument.  It's time to "sheem-ah-byook-uh-roh" yourself to the first annual UkeFest Virginia, this Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd, at The Cultural Arts Center At Glen Allen, near Richmond, VA.

These ukers they mean business, with workshops, concerts and jamming planned for both days.  Yours truly, along with his Bridie (an accomplished baritone uke player who has about 8 weeks experience on the instrument), will be attending a play by ear workshop taught by Cathy Fink on Saturday afternoon.  Does it matter that I can currently make just 3 chords (C, F and G7 for the record) if I'm lucky on my tenor ukulele?  I hope not, or else I've got some cramming to do! Actually I'm hoping the instruction is universal enough to spill over into the fiddle tunes I grind out on my tenor banjo and tenor guitar.

Even if you don't "play the flea", get yourself there, at least for one of the concerts.  In the meantime, check out this cool UkeFest video:

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