Ukulele Workshops on Saturday 26th of May

Why not come along to one of our fun workshops? There’s something for everyone…

Adults €20

Saturday 10:00 - 11:30

Voice & Ukulele Workshop



Dr. Eva McMullan-Glossop is a talented musician with immense experience as an academic, teacher, conductor, lecturer, and performer. She is a frequent presenter at the SMI annual conference and has written extensively for the Encyclopaedia of Music of Ireland that was published in 2014

In addition to her extensive academic interests, Eva is currently the conductor of the University College Cork Choir with whom she has collaborated with a number of national and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles.

About the workshop…

The workshop will focus predominantly on how to get the most out of the vocal lines when also playing ukulele. It will focus on breathing/technique/projection, as well as advice on how to individualise a particular song with suggested approaches to arrangements. This workshop is designed to encourage those to develop and build confidence in their singing ability regardless of experience.


Pre-registration at Cobh Heritage Centre on Friday evening from 7pm
or from 9:30AM on Saturday at the Sirius Arts Centre  

Children’s Workshops Free

Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 & 12:00 - 13:00

Children’s Workshops



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 more fun and engaging Children’s ukulele workshops.

Registration is now
as all places are filled

Adults €20

Saturday 12:00 - 13:00

Adult’s Rhythm & Strumming Workshop


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?

Developing on the theme of last year’s workshop, Kevin will look closely at improving strumming patterns to match the rhythm of the songs you are playing.  This will incorporate right and left hand technique, as well as tips on arrangement and interpretation.  As always, this will be a dynamic and interactive workshop and participants are encouraged to bring a curious mind and plenty of questions!


Pre-registration at Cobh Heritage Centre on Friday evening from 7pm
or from 10AM on Saturday at the Sirius Arts Centre  

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