The Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival is officially open! Book now for the early bird discount! It’s time to break out your Hawaiian shirt, dust off your grass skirt and get practicing! – Because this three day festival is full of ukulele fun for everyone! Join us as the world of all things Ukulele travels from the sand and shirts of Hawaii to the lush forests of the Hills. The Burrinja – Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival (DRUKE) takes over the entire Burrinja Cultural Centre for three amazing May days in 2015. From the theatre to café, stages, workshops, gardens and galleries – it’ll be humming and strumming.
GROUPS Royal Dukuleles Miss Wattle & P.H.U.C. (Panton Hill Ukulele Club) UFO (Uke4Kids Family Orchestra) Black Orchid Stringband Wangaratta Ukulele Band KALULU- Kallista Ukulele Group Emerald Primary School Ukulele Orchestra UKULELELAND with Matthew Fagan and Friends Jam Tarts Trio
WORKSHOPS Alex Burns Workshop- (Intermediate) Paul Johnson workshop- (Intermediate) Aime Brulee Workshop- (Intermediate) Lucy Wise Workshop-(Beginner- Intermediate) Sarah Carroll Workshop- (Intermediate) Tomoki Sato Workshop- (Beginner) The Uke Group Workshop- (Beginners) Matthew Fagan- (Intermediate)
For a full description of all events and workshops go to https://australianmusic.asn.au/event/emerald-ukulele-festival/
FRIDAY 29th MAY:
Festival Launch Party/ Opening Concert with Costume Theme Back to the 70’s’, Door prizes for costumes and best ‘loud shirt’, including Hawaiian. with door prizes.
SATURDAY 30th MAY-
Workshops, Concerts, Blackboard Performances/Jam Sessions in the cafe all day, Festival Stalls, Gala Concert at 7.30pm.
SUNDAY 31st MAY-
The Maton Ukulele Songwriters and Performers Competition Day with great prizes. (Open to all ticket holders, Amateur to Professional),
Women in Song Concert, Concerts, Workshops, Closing Concert, Massed Ukulele Jam.
Great food and bars across the venue. Bluegrass, Hawaiian, 1920’s, Contemporary Songwriters, Classical, Spanish, Folk and Singalong – from happy strumming to flying fingers.
3 Day Festival tickets $90Early Bird $70
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