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Ron
03-11-2013, 09:39 PM
the local uke enthusiasts have been talking for ages about running a ukulele festival and finally some energetic and passionate people got one together. They called it Rattle and Strum. It was great. It was held at a property on which the owners have located a sort of mini historic village with a small church and other buildings relocated from around the town. 70ish people turned up. A day of workshops followed by an open mic concert with plenty of time to sit in the shade and jam, swap ideas or just drink beer and talk rubbish. I ran a 45 minute workshop and taught 50 people to play a simple 12 bar blues progression and a simple no-fail scale to go with it. It seemed to go down really well. A beautiful sunny day, fantastic https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=490417607685096&set=a.489505847776272.1073741825.107939789266215&type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=489506104442913&set=a.489505847776272.1073741825.107939789266215&type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=489506104442913&set=a.489505847776272.1073741825.107939789266215&type=1&theater)

ukuLily Mars
03-12-2013, 04:31 AM
Congratulations, Ron! Sounds like a great day.

UkuleleThreads
03-12-2013, 04:53 AM
Congrats! Next year open it up to vendors and sponsors!

Ron
03-18-2013, 10:09 PM
They did have a couple of local sellers - bags and stands - this year. But, yes, we are talking about that already.