From 25th to 27th of October it was time again for Berlin Ukulele Festival at UFA Fabrik. I had a great time last year so I didn’t want to miss it. I even came a day earlier than last year and stayed until Monday to make sure, that I could enjoy the whole festival.Continue reading “Berliner Ukulele Festival 2019”
I spent the first weekend of October in a lovely ukulele retreat in Lower Austria. It was organized by my ukulele friends Manuela and Markus (who also joined me at UFO Festival). They opened up their beautiful home and hosted a fun weekend.Continue reading “Ukulele Retreat – a neverending encounter with the Fraud Police”
During GNUF I had the pleasure to attend Mims workshop that was titled “From Seat to Stage: Map out Your Musical Journey”. It was not a traditional ukulele workshop where you learn new skills (we actually didn’t even use our ukes once) but 1,5 hours filled with lots of encouragement and great tips on how to hit the stage.Continue reading “Mapping my musical journey”
The 2nd UFO Festival took place on June 29th in Obermörmoosen in Bavaria, Germany. The festival is organized by Elisabeth Pfeiffer. In the last years she became an important actor in the ukulele scene in Europe and this charming festival is a perfect example of all the love she gives to this community.Continue reading “UFO – Ukulele Festival Obermörmoosen 2019”
Last weekend I attended “Grand Northern Ukulele Festival” (GNUF) for the first time. I had a bit of a rocky start with my checked bag feared to be lost and my rented apartment not being ready and access codes missing. So to be honest I did not get to Huddersfield in the best of moods. Additionally the weather was awful – really cold and lots of rain (but then again, I kinda expected the rain in England 😉 ). Anyway, here’s a very long blog post about the whole experience.Continue reading “Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 2019”
Hello my lovely ukuleleists,
I thought I should give you little heads up on my ukulele travel and workshop plans this year (or at least for the first half of the year). These are the things I already booked:
On September 8th the 4th Vienna Ukulele Night took place at “Schutzhaus Zukunft” in, well Vienna 😉 It was the first time I attended and very exciting for me, cause I wanted to play my first open mic…
I know I’m a little late to the party, but setting up my blog took a bit longer than I expected (been working on it since June), sorry for that. But I still want to do a little recap of the 2nd Austrian Ukulele Festival, even though it already happened in May. Continue reading “2nd Austrian Ukulele Festival”
Last weekend I spent two days in a remote but very lovely little village in Lower Austria for a ukulele workshop weekend.
Elisabeth Pfeiffer was our host and teacher (if you don’t know her I strongly suggest you check her out). I already attended most of her workshops at least once. It’s always nice to hear them again though, not just because she switches up the way she teaches things, but also to make sure that my brain hears certain things again and again and finally starts remembering it. The workshops ranged from basics to finger picking and power chords with a strong focus on Blues.