Tuned in for ukulele fest

Hills Gazette - - WORK PLACE -

THE Uko­rama Fes­ti­val that at­tracted more than 400 ukulele en­thu­si­asts last year will re­turn to Min­darie this week­end.

Or­gan­iser Gail Har­ris said the fes­ti­val com­mit­tee aimed to bring to­gether ukulele groups from across WA at the third an­nual event on March 10.

Mrs Har­ris said the fes­ti­val show­cased the tal­ents of in­de­pen­dent am­a­teur ukulele groups and brought them to­gether to so­cialise and build con­nec­tions.

“The com­mon goal of per­form­ing in front of an au­di­ence at the ukulele fes­ti­val will stim­u­late in­ter­est within the in­de­pen­dent groups while hav­ing the ef­fect of broad­en­ing the in­flu­ence of the fes­ti­val,” she said.

“These mu­si­cal per­for­mances at the fes­ti­val will

most likely en­cour­age some mem­bers of the au­di­ence to play mu­sic and per­haps join some of these ukulele groups.

“We con­duct the fes­ti­val as a not-for-profit event keep­ing the costs low so the event is af­ford­able to ev­ery­one.

“All ukulele en­thu­si­asts are wel­come to bring their ukes and join in lots of sing or strum-along fun.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d479444

Pat John­ston, Graeme Hux­ford, Jenny Wig­more and Gail Har­ris.

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