Ukulele Melee

Howdy friends,

Sorry I’ve been absent but it’s been a busy few months. I want to thank everyone who came out for our first annual Ukulele Melee! We had a healthy crowd (about 50 folks) we successfully celebrated the ukulele in grand style.

To start things off, I put on my teacher hat and we all learned 3 chords. Amazing what you can do with three little chords.

A big thanks to Mike McMillan for furnishing a nice handful of loaner sopranos to our budding musicians. Nothing sounds better than a bunch of ukes playing together!

After our lesson, I spoke a bit about the process of building a ukulele. It’s a lot more involved than some people think.

The highlight of the evening was our chance to watch Mighty Uke. This is a delightful documentary about our favorite musical underdog. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it.

I want to thank Michael & Alice McDunn for graciously allowing us to convene in Mike’s beautiful workshop. An extra big thanks to Joel Wilkinson for going the extra mile to help put this whole thing together.

I’d like to remind everyone that there is a vintage ukulele display at the Michael McDunn Gallery. Each ukulele on display features an informative history of its origin. The exhibit will be on display until November 5. Gallery hours are 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Friday and Saturday, 11am to 4pm. Admission is free. Gallery info = 864-242-0311


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