The bi-annual Ukulele Ceilidh is set to start on Oct. 24 and many of the workshops are already booked.
This year marks the fifth year for the Ceilidh and Martin Hilliard, Chairman of the Ukulele Ceilidh society, says there is something for everyone.
“People don’t necessarily have to love the ukulele to come to our concerts. Our concerts are wonderful and you know, the concerts aren’t just ukuleles,” says Hilliard.
Hilliard says bands often include many other instruments and all types of genres of music are performed.
The event kicks off on Thursday night with registration for participants and a free concert at White Point Beach Resort with the University of Maine Ukulele Club, Cool Hand Uke, the South Shore Ukulele Players, and the Seaside Strummers. A jam session after the official concert will most likely go on well into the night.
Saturday night at the Astor Theatre features Bocephus Blue and the Tragic Love Song Band, Ukulele Bartt, Lil’ Rev, Manitoba Hal, and Ken Middleton.
Sunday wraps up the Ceilidh with a Gospel Sing Along at the Astor Theatre at 1pm, which is a free concert. Every night includes an open mic and jam session at White Point Beach Resort.
Vendors selling instruments, sheet music and other goods will also be set up at White Point Beach Resort for the weekend.
Tickets for concerts can be purchased at the Astor Theatre Box Office.
For more information visit the Ukulele Ceilidh website: http://www.ukuleleceilidh.ca