Category Archives: Events

In the USA: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

If you’ve never heard the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, you might have a chance now. They are on tour in the USA during April.  I’ve written more about the Ukulele Orchestra’s Tour on my other blog. What I didn’t … Continue reading

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Jake Shimabukuro PBS Special: Life on Four Strings

This is coming up on May 10, 2013 — check your local listings and settle down with the popcorn. http://www.lifeonfourstrings.com

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Earth Hour 2012: Play ukulele by candlelight

For Earth Hour 2012, vow to play your ukulele by candlelight.   From 8:30 – 9:30 switch off your lights and be part of the movement. The world will be a better place if we can recognize they symbolic importance … Continue reading

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Super Ukulele: Practice for Shimabukuro contest

If you’re not a superbowl fan then you need to pick up your uke and play.  I felt somewhat cheated by CNN’s use of Jake Shimabukuro’s “adz” and superbowl in a headline to get my attention about the ukulele.  So … Continue reading

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Victoria Vox in Technicolor

A few weeks back, I attended the Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway.  Seems a long time ago. But I wanted to share a little about Victoria Vox’s workshop at the event.  She taught us how to play  “Technicolor Way” from her … Continue reading

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Craig Robertson Workshop @ Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway

The morning workshop with Craig Robertson offered advice about being a successful performer, interspersed with several songs. Some of his tips included: Know the song – Keep practicing the song for “muscle practice,” so that you and your hands will … Continue reading

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Fred Fallin at Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway

After lunch we sat in a room warmed by the Florida sun streaming through the glass doors and listened to Fred Fallin, ukulele historian of a kind, tell us select moments of ukulele history. He told the story of Franklin … Continue reading

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Ukulele Getaway in Palm Harbor has great start

We are here at the Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway and it is crowded! When we arrived, “The Mighty Uke” movie was playing and the place was packed. It was so crowded that the last half of the restaurant was filled … Continue reading

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