Ukulele Workshops on Saturday 27th of May
Why not come along to one of our fun workshops? There’s something for everyone…
Children & Teen €10
Cathy Desmond began studying violin with Fintan O’Carroll and continued at Cork School of Music and DIT in Dublin. She has broad experience in playing in orchestras and chamber musical ensembles and regularly contributes reviews and features on music to the Irish Examiner as well as posting on her blog Cathy’s Reviews.
Cathy specialises in classroom music and group tuition and returns to Cobh Ukulele Festival this year to offer another fun and engaging Children’s ukulele workshop.
Saturday 11:30 AM
Teen & Young Adult Workshop
Fancy learning to play ukulele or maybe just improving your skills?
Well here’s your chance.
Come join Carla McCarthy for a relaxed ukulele workshop on Saturday morning. You’ll be playing and singing along in no time at all!
11:15AM at Sirius
Kevin McNally is a music lecturer, classical guitarist, gamelan tutor and founder of the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra. With a music degree from UCC and a Masters Degree in performance from Cork School of Music, he knows a thing or two about putting tunes together.
Yeah, but what’s the strum?
Sure, you can learn all the chords in the book, but it just don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing; the magical combination of downs & ups that give rhythmic spring to every song. This workshop aims to help you discover the secrets of finding the right strumming patterns to give your playing the groove it needs. Using examples form the repertoire of the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, we will explore motor rhythms, syncopation and interlocking patterns that unlock even the most fiendishly funky songs.