Dublin August 2016

Dublin August 16

Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions in Dublin. As usual a wonderful crowd of learners and great fun had by all.  I hope you all took away some inspiration and knowledge to help you to the next stage of your playing.  I had a ball and I’m forever grateful to Eileen and her team who made us feel so welcome.  I hope to see you all another time.

All the best, Finlay

Cromarty Ukulele School

Cromarty Last Hurrah

A fantastic turnout for the 3rd Ukulele School at Cromarty and we staggered off on Sunday, tired but happy, fingers trembling from a wild weekend of strumming. Thanks to everyone for a great time and here’s to next year!

Dalrymple Ukulele Club

Kirkton Arms 12th January 2016

Thanks to all the enthusiastic players from Dalrymple for the warm welcome and a fun night!

Dalrymple Ukulele Club

Celtic Connections 2016

On the weekend of January 23/24 2016, for the 3rd year running I’ll be presenting the fantastic Celtic Connections Ukulele School!

Two full days of ukulele instruction covering strumming, playing in other keys, repertoire, chord voicings and performance skills.  If you’re past the first flush of learning and are comfortable with moving between the most familiar chords in the key of C then Ukulele School will elevate your playing to new heights.
Last year 100 players from all over Scotland (and beyond) strummed their fingers to the bone with sheer enthusiasm!
We ended with a flash mob singing magnificently on the stairs of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Find out more and how to sign up for this great event here Celtic Connections Ukulele School

Braemar Arts Festival

This was my second year at the Arts Festival and this one even more enjoyable than the last. MT and I had such a great time. Thanks to all who attended and brought their enthusiasm and concentration to the events.

Special Thanks to Liz and Duncan for great hospitality and to Marilyn and Richard for all their help.

Worksheets on the Resources page until 1st December.

Here’s what we sounded like…

And here’s what we also sounded like…

And here’s what we looked like…

Braemar Ukulele Day May 2015

If the relative numbers of ukulele enthusiasts to population in Braemar was carried to a large city like Glasgow-then our next Glasgow ukulele day could expect 20,000 ukulele players (I wish!).

An amazing turnout and great fun and chat had by all. Thanks to Liz and Duncan for great hospitality. Thanks also to Marilyn and Richard for organisation. Keep strumming! Looking forward to Braemar Arts Festival in October.  See you all then.Braemar

Perth Ukulele School May 2015

A great turnout and a smashing bunch of enthusiastic uke players.  Thanks to all who came and took part-here's to next year!

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A weekend in Dublin

What a weekend!  Thanks to all who made our visit to Dublin such a success. Worksheets available on the Resources page-email me if needing password to access.

Saturday

Saturday Dublin

Over four and a half hours on Saturday and still they went on to play and sing all night! Amazing stamina and concentration from a packed room. It was quite something to stand in front of all those ukuleles when they were belting out 'I Heard  It Through The Grapevine'!  I was a burnt-out case at the end of that but we were back next day for another session with Absolute Beginners.

Sunday

Sunday Dublin

Great advance publicity organised by the team meant standing room only at this event.  I'm really grateful to Sheilagh, Pat, Charlie and all the teachers, tuners and helpers who supported the workshop and made the afternoon such a success. Special thanks to Eileen and her team for looking after Marie Therese and myself so well and supporting us with such generous hospitality.  Here's to the next time!

Upcoming Events

Information coming soon on new events

Perth 15th May 

Private event for University of the 3rd Age. Event fully booked .
Location  St Marks,  Rannoch  Road, Letham, Perth

Braemar 23rd May

3 sessions open to public.  Venue under discussion.

Contact Braemar  for details