Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Kilin Reesce || Pono Nui Octave Mandolin/ Baritone Review says,
Kilin shows a new instrument that will be available soon. We showed you the UL sized Pono octave mandolin here - and now this is the MN sized body and longer scale. Both styles in various woods and finishes will be available before the end of year at our website and Kilins too here - From either of us you will be able to order it in mandolin tuning G-D-A-E or baritone tuning D-G-B-E which Kilin demonstrates at the end of the video. Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more. Aloha!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dennis Burns || Sleepwalk Lesson

Dennis Burns of Woodsongs music store in Boulder, Colorado presents a video lesson of Sleep Walk by Santo and Johnny for solo Ukulele. This lesson is taught on a GCEA tenor ukulele. You could play the chords with him if you have a capo and place it at the fifth fret. Later loose the capo and you move to C-scale. This lesson has many good tidbits from Dennis that are well worth listening to.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Hi all you Uke-sters out there – we want to let you know that
the Santa Cruz Ukulele Club - Burning Uke 2017 event is on!!

Burning Uke 2017 – Celebrating the Summer of Love.
3-day Ukulele Festival
Friday, Sept 29 thru Sunday, Oct 1st.
(arrive any time after 1pm Friday, depart by 1pm on Sunday)

At Mt Cross in Ben Lomond:
Mt Cross Ministries Outdoor Conference Center
7795 Highway 9, Ben Lomond.
(off Hwy 9, about 1.5 miles up from intersection of Graham Hill Road & Highway 9 in Felton.)

To purchase your tickets, and secure your space, go to:
The website is terrific (thanks to Kathleen Middleton and crew at ToucanEd!) and has all the info you will need. But in nutshell (ok, a somewhat large nutshell)...

Options include: Tent Camping, RV Space, and Shared Lodge Rooms (up to 3 people/room).

Full Weekend (Friday 1pm through Sunday 1pm) – includes 5 meals (Fri dinner; Sat B/L/D; Sun Breakfast)
Tent Campers -- $125/person
RVs -- $135/person
Lodge Rooms -- $200/person
Saturday Only -- $75/person (includes full day & evening program, and 3 meals; no sleepover)
Friday eve or Sunday morning -- $20/person (includes evening or morning program; no meals; no sleepover)

To register and purchase your tix, go to:
Deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept 20th, or until sold out.
We are hoping to have a “full house” so please secure your place by registering (with payment) as soon as possible.

We are working out the schedule, which will include sing/play-alongs, workshops, jams, and evening performances. Keep track of the schedule by checking the website regularly.

About Mt Cross:
Mt Cross is a Lutheran Ministries facility, located in the coastal redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains, 20 minutes from the Santa Cruz beach, and only about 1.5 miles north of Felton. It provides summer camp and year round retreat programs for all ages, with space for tent camping, RV space, and Lodge rooms (with 3 beds in each room). (Note: RV/van setup include electric hookups, but no sewer hookups.)
Mt Cross has indoor assembly space for workshops and performances, as well as a nice indoor meeting space and outdoor patio space for jamming and social gatherings. It also has a sports field, creek, and trails through the redwoods. For a map of Mt Cross, check out:

Sunday, August 6, 2017

4-String Fest, 2 Hours South of Auckland, New Zealand

I have seen a post for this on Facebook. I am looking for more details. It occurs October 6-8, 2017. For ukuleles, tenor guitars, tenor banjos, dulcimers, fiddles, mandolins, basses, 4-string cigar-box-guitars.