It was a real pleasure to be a tutor at Sore Fingers, and wonderful to be surrounded by so many amazing musicians. The really good news is that I’m doing it again in October! The shorter October camp (21st and 22nd Oct) is an ideal opportunity to come and study uke with me and to meet other musicians, jam, and generally immerse yourself in great music in the beautiful Cotswolds!
It was an absolute pleasure to meet up with Jim D’Ville at the West Coast Ukulele Retreat in California. I’ve been aware of his ‘3 Questions’ series of videos since they first started in 2009, and they have featured many of my uke heroes. I was so pleased when Jim asked me to do one, and here it is!
Go and check out Jim’s other interviews (I’m in stellar company!) at www.playukulelebyear.com and while you’re there, check out the rest of his material, there’s so much great stuff whatever level of uke player you are.
There are, of course, workshops too. I’m running a brand new workshop called ‘Jamming Essentials’, which will teach you how to get stuck in playing with other people, even when you don’t know the song, without having to go searching on the internet for the chords!
On Saturday 22nd November I’ll be at Muzik and More’s Ukulele Day, at The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton SK17 6PY. The day (11am to 4pm) is free, but you’ll need a ticket if you want to come to my beginners uke wokshop (only £6!). More info from www.muzikandmore.co.uk
On Saturday 25th October I’ll be in Norwich for the Uke East festival (www.uke-east.co.uk), where I’ll be running a fingerpicking workshop (sold out I’m afraid!) and performing along with Sophie Madeleine, The Toots, Artemiss, Liam Capper-Starr, Norwich Ukulele Society and Ben Rouse.
All profits will go to the Musical Keys charity, tickets are £16.
My next stop is Biddulph Ukulele Day, where I’ll be running workshops and performing alongside the fabulous Peter Moss, and the N’Ukes will be finishing it all off in style. It’d be great to see you there!