Holding a "Learn to Play `Ukulele" workshop and a "Play Along" workshop at the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
I'll be performing at the amazing "Moose & Fiddle Festival" in Nestor Falls, ON. Fred and I will give a family performance on one of the prettiest stage locations ever! https://www.snnf.ca/moose-n-fiddle-festival/
September - November:
I'm again teaching Beginner, Intermediate and Continuing `Ukulele 10-week classes. (Through the Winnipeg Folk Festival Folk School) For more information, go to http://winnipegfolkfestival.ca/community-programs/folk-school-classes/
Beginner classes start Thursday, Sept. 22nd, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Intermediate classes start Saturday, Sept. 17th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Continuing classes start Saturday, Sept. 17th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
September 2 & 3:
Come to Proutopia! There's a pop-up market right down the road from us, at Heidi Hunter's place, and over a dozen artists of all media will have their work on display and available for purchase. I'll be there with my CDs, playing songs from "Marie's Forest", and selling my book "Prairie Girl's Song". This is an artist's sale, not a 'craft' sale, and the calibre of work is amazing! Here's the link for more information: http://www.runswithscissors.ca/proutopia-2017.html
"MASS APPEAL" `ukulele gathering! Oodena Circle, The Forks, Winnipeg, MB This is going to be an amazing gathering of as many `ukulele players as we can fit into the Oodena Circle! Last year we had 85 ukers, and we're going for more this year. It is free, it is open to players of all abilities whether you know 2 chords or 200, and it will be FUN! If you click on the link, you will see that you can download all the music and try it out between now and then. There are also notes and videos or sound clips for each song so you can become familiar with the tunes. This year I'm featuring songs written by Canadian songwriters from across the country. We will meet at 6pm and have a run-through/rehearsal from 6 -7 pm, and then from 7:30 - 8:00pm we will perform the numbers. Bring chairs, music stands, and maybe something with long sleeves depending upon the weather. If it rains we'll move it to Union Station. https://massappealwinnipeg.ca/2017ukuleles/
Ukulele Workshop for the Golden Prairie Arts Council, Carman, MB 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ukulele Workshop for the MCCA (MB Child Care Assoc.) - Portage la Prairie, MB 6:00 pm - 9:00
House concert with the wonderful Peter Paul Van Camp! A chance to hear the Folk Festival's favourite poet, and I'm thrilled to share the evening with him!
November 20 - 22:
Music instructor for "ArtSpeak" Camp - a wonderful arts-intensive camp for Jr. High students in the Sunrise School Division. We work 'em from 9:00 am - 10:00pm each day: dance, singing, theatre, art. It's amazing to see what the kids produce in that short a time.
Ukulele Club of Winnipeg "Festivus" Open Mic Night at the Belgian Club, 407 Provencher Blvd. Winnipeg Fred and I will be performing, plus come and hear offerings by others in the UCW. Always fun, and open to all!
"Carols on the Rooftop" - 7:00 pm - Johnson Hall, Gimli MB (http://www.gimliwaterfrontcentre.com/johnson-hall.html) Once again I'll be MC-ing and performing for this annual Christmas concert, featuring performances by some of the area's best. Guaranteed to put you into the true Holiday Spirit.
Once again I'll be teaching `ukulele classes for the Winnipeg Folk Festival. http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/community-programs/folk-school-classes/
Beginners Ukulele – Which End is the Handle?
10 weeks - Saturdays, February 24 – May 5, 11:00am-1:00pm
*NO CLASSES MARCH 31
Intermediate Ukulele – Onward & Upward
10 weeks – Thursdays, February 22 – April 26, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Continuing Ukulele – Why Quit Now
10 weeks – Saturdays, February 24 – May 5, 2:00-4:00pm
*NO CLASSES MARCH 31
Music instructor for another great Jr. High "ArtSpeak" camp - Cedarwood
Stay tuned for lots more!