Cromarty Ukulele Weekend
Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd March 2020
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Finlay Allison, presenter of the Ukulele School at Glasgow's Celtic Connections, returns to Cromarty with great, brand new and fresh workshops for 2020! All these workshops are ’stand alone.’ You can opt to take as many or few as you wish, however, if you sign up for them all you will progress through a series of linked themes and develop a toolbox of techniques which you can apply to invigorate and develop your ukulele skills no matter where you are now...
Saturday 21st, 10.30 - 12.30 - £15
Workshop 1: Ukeing The Blues
Licks, turnarounds, intros and breaks, shuffles and fills - all the tricks needed to build a convincing blues ukulele repertoire lies just at your fingertips.
Saturday 21st, 14.00 - 16.00 - £15
Workshop 2: Jug Band Jump!
Goodtime music never loses its lustre and the Jug Bands of the '30s and '40s had some of the best naughty and jivin' songs to make you smile and tap your feet. Finlay will show you some of the classics of the genre with some hot licks and fills to make your uke jump!
Sunday 22nd, 10.30 - 12.30 - £15
Workshop 3: Scottish Favourites
One hundred years ago, Harry Lauder was top of the pops and the ukulele was taking the world by storm. The Scottish Folk scene began 60 years later and provided many classic songs to the repertoire. Improve your strumming and chord playing while refreshing some great classic singalong Scottish songs.
Sunday 22nd, 14.00 - 16.00 - £15
Workshop 4: Beatles on Uke
There was no one to touch these master songwriters in their day. They progressed from a tight little beat combo to become giants of recording, unmatched before or since. Finlay will spice up your uke repertoire by taking a Magical Mystery Tour through some of their greatest (and some of their less well-known) classics.
After the workshops you can download the worksheets and keep working on the material he has prepared to keep you improving for months to come!
COMPLETE BEGINNERS - Sat 21st - 11.00 - 12.30 - £10
We also offer a Complete Beginners one-off session on the Saturday morning with Finlay's other half, Marie Therese, for anyone keen to give this verstatile instrument a first go! And if you don't have a uke, don't panic as we can provide one!
IMPROVERS - Sat 21st - 14.30 - 16.00 - £10
For those wishing to continue learning from the morning's Complete Beginners Workshop, why not give the Improvers class a go? Let us know if you would like us to provide you with a uke.
As well as the workshops, there's an introductory dinner on the Friday night (with complimentary glass of bubbles!) followed by a gig up at the Stables with fantastic new trad duo, Air Iomall (discounted tickets for Uke Weekend participants). There are lunches and dinners throughout the weekend you can also join in with and two Residential Packages should you wish to stay over in the comfortable Old Brewery. See Booking Form for timings and prices and choose as many or few options as you like!