The Muster Ukes return to the 2015 Gympie Music Muster to share the joy of making ukulele music with Muster patrons of all ages and musical ability.
The Muster Ukes is a group of musicians drawn from members of the Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society (BUMS). The group has conducted free ukulele workshops at festivals around Australia – including the Woodford Folk Festival and the past two Gympie Music Musters.
In 2013 The Muster Ukes held the first ever musical instrument workshops at the Gympie Music Muster and taught over 30 enthusiastic ukulele players. The highlight was the opportunity to appear on the main stage on the Sunday afternoon to perform for the crowd. It was a buzz! In 2014 they returned to build on that success and in 2015 they are aiming for at least 50 uke players to join them on stage!
The uke workshops will be held at “The Workshop” stage for an hour each day. Participants will learn simple two-chord songs and strumming patterns and progress through to more complex numbers. It’s easy and a heap of fun playing and singing songs that everybody knows both modern and traditional.
Each workshop session will include time learning our performance piece for this year.
The workshops are free and The Muster Ukes welcome uke players of all ages and experience from rank beginner to virtuoso. Bring your uke (or you can buy one at the workshop), bring a friend, and bring your strumming fingers and your singing voice – The more the merrier!
Thursday 27 August: 12:30 pm
Friday 28 August: 9:00 am
Saturday 29 August: 9:00 am
Sunday 30 August: 9:00 am
MUSTER UKES PERFORMANCES
Thursday 27 August: THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN MUSIC HALL 1:30 pm
Sunday 30 August:THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN MUSIC HALL 2:45 pm
For more information visit www.facebook.com/MusterUkes or email
Please check the program Gympie Muster Program
The Gympie Music Muster has been running as a community fund-raising event for over 30 years. In that time it has raised and donated well over $14million dollars back into the Qld community. The music offered covers a broad choice you can enjoy country, country rock, bluegrass, folk, blues, rock’n’roll and even a bit of ukulele!!!!
The Amamoor Creek State Forest Park provides the perfect setting for this quintessential Aussie event, with over 50 hectares of well maintained, planned camping facilities, plenty of hot showers and toilets, and a central entertainment precinct. Located 40-kilometres south-west of Gympie, it’s an easy drive 2-hours north of Brisbane, just 40-minutes from stunning Noosa and heritage listed Fraser Island.