THE ANNUAL BUG UKULELE EXTRAVAGANZA WILL BE HELD AT ST LAWRENCE'S CHURCH, BIDDULPH ON THE 24th JUNE 2017. RUNNING ORDER FOR THE DAY AS FOLLOWS --
10am. Beginner's Session - ( Free ).
There will be a charge of £5 per head for the workshops listed below.
11am - 11.45am. Samantha Muir, ( International Guitarist and Ukulele Teacher ), - Open Workshop - 'Finger Picking for Beginners'. Learn how to read a tab from scratch. Involves simple melodies such as 'When the Saints' and 'Frere Jaques'. Looking at how to add chordal accompaniments, and how to play rounds. This course is aimed at those who have been playing chords for a while and want to learn some new tricks. Level - Beginner and Intermediate.
10am AND 12noon. (Due to demand there will now be two sessions). Opera-lele, ( International Artists ), - 'How to Sing and Play Ukulele'. ("OK, so we all know the form .... you decided to buy a ukulele. It seemed easy to start and cheap to buy, BUT....you never realised there was so much singing! George and Mandi will teach you some tips and tricks about singing whilst you play. We'll work through a popular and easy song to show you how you can do it! Wear loose clothing and bring your ukes".)
13.00 - 13.45. Samantha Muir, - ' Intermediate Finger Picking Workshop'. Learn to play a piece by Adrian Le Roy, originally written for guitar. Workshop will be in three parts - the first will concentrate on right hand techniques. The second part will be s short study combining bass and melody. These in preparation for the final piece by Le Roy which will be covered in part three. Level - Intermediate to advanced.
Exercises and pieces will be provided prior to the workshop. Music stands required.
14.00 - 19.00. Open Mic Sessions - Performances by Groups and Individuals from around the Midlands and the North West. ( Click on the 'Downloads' link above for the Running Order )
19.00 - 19.45. Local Ukulele Band.
20.00 - 20.15. Local Comedian.
20.15 - 21.00. Samantha Muir and Guest Artist. Personal Performance.
21.00 - 21.30. John Henderson, - ( Liverpool Ukulele Artist ).
21.30 - 22.15. Opera - lele
22.15. All Artistes Finale.