On the weekend of January 23/24 2016, for the 3rd year running I’ll be presenting the fantastic Celtic Connections Ukulele School!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
"Following two very successful ukulele performances during Steeple Sessions 2014, we are delighted to present a one-off opportunity to learn to play the ukulele in a day. Master Ukulele Tutor Finlay Allison will deliver workshops for two levels of players; Absolute Beginners and Improvers Plus"
Ukulele Improver + workshop @ The United Arts Centre
Sat April 11th; 1pm-6pm
Aimed at players who already have the basic chords, this workshop covers a range of skills and techniques to further your ability including cool strums, easy chord cheats, getting over performing inhibitions and loads more. Prepare to have fun, prepare to be entertained, and prepare to feel irrationally happy.
Ukulele Beginner Workshop @ The United Arts Centre
Sun April 12th; 1pm-5pm
Aimed at novice players, this one day workshop is for beginners wishing to learn the basics and more. You'll learn basic chords, strumming and a little bit about music. All you need to do is bring or borrow a ukulele and be prepared to sing your head off. What could be more fun than spending the day making music and new friends? You won't regret it - It's better than yoga!!
Full details of both events can be found here Steeple Sessions
Cromarty Arts Trust - Come and Try Ukulele
Saturday 28th March from 10:30 to 12:00
"Come and Try" Ukulele will be at Cromarty for one morning session only! Finlay will be bringing ukuleles for all his new students. If you've never tried this before, it's the most beguiling of all the instruments and once you start - you can't stop!
Cromarty Arts Trust - Ukulele School at the Old Brewery
Saturday 28 March and Sunday 29 March 12:30 to 16:00
The world famous Ukulele School will be at the Stables after a very successful weekend during the Celtic Connections Festival with 100 players attending!
Finlay has been teaching complete beginners uke workshops at Celtic Connections for the past 7 years and has also run 2 very successful weekends at Cromarty.
This Ukulele School is for players of the instrument.
You should be familiar with the chords of C, F, Am and G7. Finlay will be teaching you how to play other keys as well as developing strumming techniques with different rhythms. It’s a Ukulele Challenge!
Full details of both events here Cromarty Arts Trust