Ukorama: Peter Moyes Anglican to host ukelele enthusiasts


Ukulele group members Marilyn McCutcheon, John Johnston, Gail Harris, Jenny Wigmore, Gay Lalor, Michael Lalor, Robin Wigmore and Graeme Huxford. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Ukulele group members Marilyn McCutcheon, John Johnston, Gail Harris, Jenny Wigmore, Gay Lalor, Michael Lalor, Robin Wigmore and Graeme Huxford. Picture: Martin Kennealey

TWELVE musical groups from around Perth and other parts of WA will gather in Mindarie this month for the second annual Ukorama.

Following the success of last year’s event, Gail Harris said the 2017 Ukorama would be on March 11 at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School.

Mrs Harris said the Ukorama 2016 festival attracted more than 350 ukulele enthusiasts, including performers, family and friends.

“The festival showcased the talents of many of the existing independent amateur ukulele groups in the local community,” she said.

“The Ukorama 2017 committee will be organising the second Ukorama 2017 festival with the aim of bringing the ukulele groups in WA together so they may 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.

“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.”

Mrs Harris said the event was open to everyone and the theme this year was rock and roll.

“Last year we had a bit of a sing-along – this year we are having a lot more sing-alongs,” she said.

“The musical scores and words will be projected up onto the screen for everyone to join in.

“All ukulele enthusiasts are welcome to bring their ukes and join in.”

Ukorama 2017 participants

WannaUke (Wanneroo)

The Rainbow Ukuladies (Burns Beach)

Ukendoit (Fremantle)

Ukulele Rabble (Fremantle)

Guppies (Geraldton)

Merriwa Ukulele Club

Flukes (northern suburbs)

Peter Moyes Community School Ukulele group (Mindarie)

MUGS (Maidervale)

Rock-n-Ukes (Rockingham)

Como Ukulele Group

BUGS (Busselton)

What: Ukorama ukulele festival

Who: 12 ukulele groups from around WA

When: 2.30-8pm on Saturday, March 11

Where: Alan Shaw Centre, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Mindarie

Cost: $5 entry

More: call Gail Harris on 0417 223 557