“Last month, I took a huge step in my life to do something that I have not done in 20 years…I am going back to school! As of January, I am a candidate for a Master of Music in Violin Performance and a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.”
What do you use to tune your fiddle, when you have no orchestral oboist around?
Cootamundra recently had the pleasure of having Janet Seidel and the boys perform at our Arts Centre… a wonderful night was had by all who attended.
During the day preceding the show Chuck Morgan lead a Ukulele workshop with some of our local, budding, music enthusiast. It was a huge success, so I thought I would share some of the comments made by the students.
The Cairns Ukulele Festival is an annual festival held in Cairns, North Queensland Australia. The festival runs for over a week and comprises a range of events, such asba charity uke art exhibition and concerts by ukulele royalty from around the globe. Venues are on the Great Barrier Reef, in tropical rainforest and have views over the Pacific Ocean. Core festival dates are 5-8 July 2012.
Recently, my friend Peter Hurney, a ukulele maker in Berkeley, Califoria, showed me an amazing ukulele. He came up to me at a party and said, “Bu, you want to see a 30,000 year old uke?” Well, needless to say, my interested was peaked. Peter then showed me a ukulele he had just made. The back and sides were made out of Kauri wood, estimated to be between 30,000 and 50,000 years old (verified by carbon dating). From Peter’s website, here is what he says about Kauri wood… Continue reading
Ten of the most famous songs in the world performed on the ukulele:
10 great ukulele covers
“That was 25 years ago, I still have that same gig bag. The new leather smell is no longer present, but that bag is sexy as ever. Weathered with age and sublime … if that gig bag could talk, the stories would be worthy of an Oscar. Trumpets come and go, but that same RB gig bag has been with me for years, and I have never had a problem with it … BUILT TO LAST BABY!”