uke fest 2019 SCHEDULE

Please Note: Schedule and Workshops are subject to change.

3:00pm - 5:30pm

Registration

Pick up your Uke Fest package.

 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner

​Uke Fest has grown in leaps and bounds and we are encouraging participants to sample our local restaurants. Our in-house restaurant Cafe Roxy will be open of course, however we no longer have the space to include the banquet in the building. Midland has a great selection of eating establishments all with easy walking distance from the MCC.

6 pm - 8:30 pm

Uke Cruise Aboard The Miss Midland

Take a sightseeing cruise aboard the Miss Midland & experience the sparkling water, the windswept pines & rocky grandeur of Muskoka-Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands – the finest cruising area in the northern hemisphere. The Miss Midland departs from the Midland Town Dock located at 177 King Street, Midland.

Guests are welcome to bring food aboard the Miss Midland. The snack bar will also be open.

10:00pm - Last Call

Late Night Jam hosted by BUG

Come join in the fun at the PyJAMa Jam session at the Quality Inn at 924 King Street, led by Sue and Mark Rogers from the Bytown Ukulele Group (BUG). Great big room to accommodate all you late night ukers!

BUG have organized a songbook that they will be using as a guide for the late night PyJAMa Jams - we encourage all attendees to have a digital copy available to follow along! :) You can download it here - BUG Festival Songbook.

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Friday, May 17th

Saturday, May 18th

We’re thrilled to announce that Uke Fest is growing again in 2019! The Midland Public Library (right across the street from the MCC) has kindly offered additional workshop space for Uke Fests Saturday activities!

9:00 - 9:30am

Yoga For Ukies

Join Beverley Lee from Restorative Yoga for an early morning yoga class.

 

9:00 - 10:00am

Breakfast

Grab breakfast at your hotel,  at our in-house restaurant Cafe Roxy, or sample some of our local restaurants.

9:45am - 11am

Welcome from your MC: Bob Cutler & Uke Mania!

Join us for a welcome session hosted by your MC for the weekend, Bob Cutler! Bob will be introducing your workshop leaders for the weekend, providing more information and setting the stage for what to expect for the rest of the weekend! 

Bob's welcome will be followed by festival favourite - Uke Mania! With over 150 participants all playing simultaneously, ​our mass jam session, Uke Mania is an exhilarating experience and a festival favourite which we believe every Uke lover should experience!

11:00am - 12:30pm

Axioms of Ukulele - Morning Workshop Presented By Chalmers Doane!

This workshop is hosted by a true legend in the Canadian Uke scene - Chalmers Doane! 

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

Uke Fest has grown in leaps and bounds and we are encouraging participants to sample our local restaurants. Our in-house restaurant Cafe Roxy will be open of course, however we no longer have the space to include the banquet in the building. Midland has a great selection of eating establishments all with easy walking distance from the MCC.

1:30 - 2:15pm

Workshop #1

1A - Rotary Hall
Cynthia Kinnunen presents
LIKE, TOTALLY 80s!
(Confident Beginner)

1B - Members Gallery
Douglas Cameron Presents
FORMBY STRUMS
(How George Did It)

1C - Upstairs Gallery
Marcy Marxer presents
SONGS FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK

 

1D - Quest Classroom

Cathy Fink presents
PLAY BY EAR - PAPER FREE
(Ear Training, Levels 2, 3, 4.) 

 

1E - Midland Library
Fruity Ukuladies presents
4 Chord Ingredients

(Family & Kid Friendly!)

2:30 - 3:15pm

Workshop #2

2A - Rotary Hall

Cathy Fink presents

CLAWHAMMER UKULELE
 

2B - Members Gallery

Heather Katz presents

TAB 101 (ON STEROIDS!)

 

2C - Upstairs Gallery

Marcy Marxer presents

CLOSED CHORD CONFIDENCE

(Intermediate 3, 4)

 

2D - Quest Classroom

Sean McGaughey presents

SONGWRITING WITH A UKE - OVER 16

Over 16

 

2E - Midland Library

Fruity Ukuladies present

PLAYING AS A GROUP

3:30 - 4:15pm

Workshop #3

3A - Rotary Hall

Cathy Fink presents

PLAY BY EAR - PAPER FREE

(Ear Training, Levels 2, 3, 4.)

 

3B - Members Gallery

Marcy Marxer presents

SONGS FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK

 

3C - Upstairs Gallery

Cynthia Kinnunen presents

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO

(Basic Melodies - Confident Beginner)

 

3D - Quest Classroom

Fruity Ukuladies present

PLAYING AS A GROUP

4:30 - 5:15pm

Workshop #4

4A - Members Gallery

Douglas Cameron Presents

FORMBY STRUMS

(How George Did It)

 

4B - Upstairs Gallery

Heather Katz presents

TAB 101 (ON STEROIDS!)

 

4C - Quest Classroom

Sean McGaughey presents

SONGWRITING WITH A UKE - UNDER 16

UNDER 16

5:00 - 7:00pm

Dinner

Uke Fest has grown in leaps and bounds and we are encouraging participants to sample our local restaurants. Our in-house restaurant Cafe Roxy will be open of course, however we no longer have the space to include the banquet in the building. Midland has a great selection of eating establishments all with easy walking distance from the MCC.

7:00 - 8:00pm

Open Mic

We want to hear you play! This is your opportunity to perform onstage for your fellow Ukers.  Perform solo or as part of a group. 

8:30pm

All Star Concert

First Set: Heather Katz, Cynthia Kinnunen, & the Fruity Ukes


 

Headliners: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer & extremely special guests TBA at a later date! ;) 

 

11:00pm - Last Call

Late Night Jam hosted by BUG

Come join in the fun at the PyJAMa Jam session at the Quality Inn at 924 King Street, led by Sue and Mark Rogers from the Bytown Ukulele Group (BUG). Great big room to accommodate all you late night ukers!

BUG have organized a songbook that they will be using as a guide for the late night PyJAMa Jams - we encourage all attendees to have a digital copy available to follow along! :) You can download it here - BUG Festival Songbook.

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Sunday, May 19th

9:00 - 9:30am

Yoga For Ukies

Join Beverley Lee from Restorative Yoga for an early morning yoga class.

 

9:00 - 10:00am

Breakfast

Grab breakfast at your hotel,  at our in-house restaurant Cafe Roxy, or sample some of our local restaurants.

10:00 - 10:45am

One Last Song

Thank you and good-bye jam.

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Sunday, May 19th

Step back in time, to the dawn of the last century. Visit the last Edwardian passenger steamship of its type in the world! (Five years older than Titanic.) We have secured a special Uker tour rate of $12.50 on Sunday, May 19th, starting at 1:30pm!

Built in Glasgow, Scotland on the Clyde, by the same culture and Edwardian tradition as RMS Titanic (built in Belfast Northern Ireland) and five years older than the Titanic herself, Keewatin was designed with comfort, class and beauty in mind as she transported passengers and freight on a two and a half day journey across the Great Lakes from Port McNicoll to Fort William and Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) Ontario.


For More Information on the Keewatin and her tours please visit: https://sskeewatin.com/