Please check out these bookmarked links for more tips: https://pinboard.in/u:lizpanton/t:MUMF-tips/ Apologies to those who attended for the lack of other info here. I was not expecting to do the workshop until MUMF 2019 . I will add content and upload…
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North Tyneside Ukulele Festival I have been frantically practicing a few original songs to play at the North Tyneside Ukulele Festival Open Mic at Tynemouth Station, Sunday 11 November at 10:00am. “Dunkirk Despatch Rider” is going to be my “opener”…
Originally posted on Crossing The Tyne Festival:
CROSSING THE TYNE FESTIVAL 2018 19 Venues in North Shields, South Shields and on the Nexus Shields Ferry Over 140 Performances by musicians, singers, choirs and poets Over £1,000 raised for Metro Radio…
I have been rather busy for the last couple of days (and nights!) updating the Crossing The Tyne Festival website and blog, including a new page for The “Strum on The Tyne” Ukulele Festival!
Some “off the top of my head” thoughts on this, prompted by discussions with Jim Carey, of “Jim’s Songbooks” at ozbcoz.com, and Songsheet Generator developer Christian. I am extrapolating from reflections on my personal experience here and yours might be…
Kevin has finished the new bracing on “Benny”, the Venezuelan Cuatro that he bought from César Salazar Tovar (“imcesar”on eBay). Plans for the new fingerboard, nut, frets, tap plate and bridge plus some comments about Cedrela.
Tips about glue and parting knives. Progress with new kerfing and bracing.
The crack in the back is repaired and reinforced. New kerf lining, plans for new bracing – and a LOT of clothes pegs!
First in a series of articles about Kevin Parsons’ progress rebuilding a Venezuelan Cuatro in 2017.
A Winter Song in memory of Mickey McGonegal 12/03/1958 – 08/05/2008.
Some people hear this as a “sad song”. It is not meant to be sad but I can’t tell you how to hear it. It is more a song for when the sadness has receded and there is consolation in happy memories. No regrets.