Tuesday, September 13, 2005

New online ukulele message board

Dale says: "Chiff & Fipple is an international Internet-based information resource for musicians playing tinwhistle.  Since 1998, we have operated large message board forums devoted to the whistle, the Irish bagpipes, wooden flute, Native American flute and other instruments.  Our forums have over 5000 registered members.  Apart from some revenue related to the placement of Google ads, used to pay expenses, these are not commercial enterprises.  This is a service to musicians by musicians.  To see some of our music forums, visit here.

"Commercial posts are restricted, although we do allow instrument builders and others to make limited posts regarding availability of products and services, within certain guidelines." Link

Ukie Yuk Yuk

Jerry says: "My name is Jerry Maksymyk from Portage la Prairie Manitoba Canada
I sent you some information on our new Ukulele group called UKIE YUK YUK.

"We do some funny, some weird and some traditional stuff as well as are
developing a Ukulele Polka set." Link

4th Annual Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute

Marilyn says: "The 4th Annual Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute will occur on the weekend of November 10-13, 2005 at the Big Islands Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela. The event wil consist of a series of concerts, players workshops, kanikapila jams, and a display of ukes & guitars built on the Big Island by local luthiers. This event happens the week prior to the UGH expo in Honolulu (ukuleleguild.org), so these two events could be a powerful incentive for an extended Hawaiian Islands vacation. This year's performers/instructors include Gordon Mark, James Hill, Dennis Kamakahi, David Kamakahi, Jeff Peterson, Bobby Ingano, Led Kaapana, Aaron Mahi, and Raiatea Helm. For more information, go to the Kahilu's website at kahilutheatre.org. The full workshop schedule should be posted on the website by mid-September. Luthiers wishing to display their instruments should contact Robbie at 808-325-5575, or via email at either kainalukp@verizon.net or robbienmaaz@verizon.net.}

Electric Uke production model -- the Uke'Ellie

 Products Ukl363ObA German company is going to start selling a $350 electric uke. Sound and video clips are on the site.
Link (thanks, Kevin!)
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