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Ukulele Lessons In Dublin

Ukulele Lessons In DublinLearn how to play the uke!! New 5 Week Beginners Courses starting after Easter.

Our good friend, talented ukulele player and teacher Nora Artola, runs ukulele lessons for beginners and intermediate players on a regular basis in Rialto D8. Nora has two weekly beginner classes starting just after Easter :

Beginners Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30(29/04/14)

Beginner Saturdays at 10:00 am(Starting date 03/05/14)

5 weeks €65
Rhythm and Strumming
Rhythm fingerpicking
10 Basic chords
Reading Tabs for melody playing
Uke facts, history & more!

We constantly get enquiries for ukulele lessons on the website so if you know anyone who is thinking of learning to play the uke, perhaps you could let them know about Ukulele Lessons In Dublin

You can contact Nora on phone no: 086-3649691 or email her at: noart73@hotmail.com
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukulele-Lessons-in-Dublin/125955580752175?ref=hl

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Ukulele Group for St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Well it WAS only a matter of time before the ukulele would take its place in a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and its fitting it should be in an Irish Parade. Our good friend and fellow uker, Ciaran Allen has been approached by DLRCOCO about the possibility of a ukulele group taking part in the first ever Stepaside Patricks Day parade. Ciaran is putting together a book of ukulele standards for the parade and a joint group from UkuHooley in Dun Laoghaire and Rugs in Rathfarnham are practising to take part. Ciaran says he would welcome any ukulele players to come along and join in “It will be starting at 1.00pm on Monday 17th (groups to be there at 12.30pm) opposite Kilgobbin Church (Kilgobbin Lane) and then walking into Stepaside where we will be playing on stage.”

Rathfarnham Ukulele Group = RUGS!

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The Rathfarnham Ukulele Group started last year in Rathfarnham.  This is their first video – Elbow’s “One Day Like This”. A great bunch of ukulele players and newcomers are welcome.
RUGS meet on Mondays @ 7-9.30 in the Educate Together School on Loreto Avenue Rathfarnham.
Contact 0879882213 for further details.
Check out the RUG’s Facebook page for all updates.

 

Ukulele Spring Jam – It’s This Saturday!

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Get your ukes out – Its time to give a ukulele welcome to Spring!

Its been a long dreary winter so to lift all our spirits we’re organising a “Ukulele Spring Jam” on Saturday March 29th at Olivetto at the Kingston Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.

Its going to be great fun with something for all ukulele players – there’ll be Workshops, a “Grand Ukulele Jam – AND an Open Mic !

You can check out all the details on the Ukulele Spring Jam Facebook page

UkeIreland & UkuHooley Christmas “Knees Up” next Saturday December 7th

Only 5 days to go to the annual ukulele “knees up” that is the UkeIreland and UkuHooley Christmas Party. You really don’t want to miss this one – we’re pulling out all the stops to make it the best ever!

Shay “Zeffirelli” Bagnall has really excelled himself with his annual video invite to the party – watch it here, its brilliant! :

So see you at Foley’s of Merrion Row on Saturday December 7th.

Celebrate with Minnie & The Illywhackers !

2013 has been a great year for Minnie & The Illywhackers – their third album was released to great critical acclaim.

A stonking appearance at Ireland’s Ukulele Hooley in August, and just last week played a series of brilliant shows on the Pokey LaFarge Irish tour.

And it doesn’t end there, on December 19th they are hosting (with the Blood Red Mountain Band) a “Grand Christmas Barn Dance” at the Grand Social – So help Minnie & the gang celebrate and get your butt down to the “Social”!