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May 26-29, 2017 | 5th Annual Uke Fest May 26-29, 2017 | 5th Annual Uke Fest

Announcing our fifth annual family-friendly weekend retreat for uke players of all ages and skill levels! Enjoy a weekend of music and friends in a gorgeous natural setting. Workshops, concerts, dancing, jam sessions and lots of fun. Scheduled instructors are Gerald Ross, James Hill, Anne Janelle, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Jim D’Ville, Ben Hassenger, and Victor Lissabet.

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May 27, 2017 | James Hill & Anne Janelle May 27, 2017 | James Hill & Anne Janelle

It’s true: opposites attract. James Hill, “possibly the best ukulele player in the world” (Waikato Times), grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele. Anne Janelle, “a cellist of true beauty” (Ottawa Citizen), played only classical music on her cello. But the pair’s differences became their greatest asset: the uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody.

With several albums and tours in over 15 countries, they are making their mark not only as accomplished instrumentalists but also as some of the finest songwriters of their generation. Together, they conjure a sound that is intricate, enchanting and engaging: “a crystal clear sound filled with warmth” (Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio). In concert, James is “a dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour” (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her “gorgeous syrupy voice” (Acoustic Magazine) to songs that are “inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed” (R2 Magazine).

You may also be interested in attending entire Uke Fest camp, May 26-29, 2017, where James and Anne will be teaching. If you are registering for Uke Fest, concert admission is included in tuition.

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