Ukorama Festival strikes a chord, set to return to Mindarie

Pat Johnston, Graeme Huxford, Jenny Wigmore and Gail Harris. Picture: Martin Kennealey d479444
Pat Johnston, Graeme Huxford, Jenny Wigmore and Gail Harris. Picture: Martin Kennealey d479444

THE Ukorama Festival that attracted more than 400 ukulele enthusiasts last year will return to Mindarie next week.

Organiser Gail Harris said the festival committee aimed to bring together ukulele groups from across WA at the third annual event on March 10.

Mrs Harris said the festival showcased the talents of existing independent amateur ukulele groups and brought them together to socialise and build connections.

“The common goal of performing in front of an audience at the ukulele festival will stimulate interest within the independent groups while having the effect of broadening the influence of the festival,” she said.

“These musical performances at the festival will most likely encourage some members of the audience to play music and perhaps join some of these ukulele groups.

“We conduct the festival as a not-for-profit event keeping the costs low so the event is affordable to everyone.

“All ukulele enthusiasts are welcome to bring their ukes and join in lots of sing or strum-along fun.”

Groups taking part in the 2018 festival include WannaUke Ukulele Club (Wanneroo), The Rainbow Ukuladies (Mindarie), Guppies (Geraldton), Merriwa Ukulele Club, MUGS (Maida Vale), Rivergums Ukulele (Rockingham) and Como Ukulele Group.

There will be a door prize, raffles, free tea, coffee or water and donuts, as well as food for sale at the venue, the Allan Shaw Centre at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School.

What: 2018 Ukorama Festival
When: 2.30-8pm on Saturday, March 10
Where: Allan Shaw Centre, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Mindarie
Cost: $5 includes tea, coffee or water and donuts
More: call Gail Harris on 0417 223 557

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