A man and his Kazoo (Graham did us proud)
There’s a busy weekend ahead for the Experiment. Saturday from 12.30ish we will be performing in the beautiful gardens at Little Orchard House in West Street, Rye and on Sunday you can find us at Fair Fest. Playing at the Fairlight Recreation Ground in Commanders Walk from around 3.30pm. Come along and enjoy the sunshine and the ukes.
Here are our plans for tomorrow lunch time. The Rye Ukulele Experiment will be playing from 12.30pm for 30 mins to support the seminar and help lunch along its way.
Music for Wellbeing and Health – 19 July 2014
The Music Well in association with the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University is hosting a day-long seminar looking at the ways in which music can support health and wellbeing. With an introduction to Rye’s music service, the day will also offer insights into different aspects of music and health including work with children, music therapy in hospice settings and the ways in which singing can support people with respiratory illness and Parkinson’s. The event will take place at Rye Studio School, Rye, East Sussex on Saturday 19 July, 11am-3pm. Attendance requires a £10 contribution including lunch and refreshments.
Pam, Graham and Justine, three of our members, are just back from the Big Busk at the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain in Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham.
“ We met over 1,000 uke players from all over the world to play from this years songbook. It was a wonderful weekend, with lots of jamming and a chance to pick up some new skills at the various workshops. We also watched an amazing variety of well-known performers from around the globe including The Mother Ukers, Craig Chee, Tomoko Sato, the phenomenal Taimane and the hilarious Hot Potato Syncopators. There was a lot of Haloah-ing going on!”
“There’s something about guitars, they’re just so big, you know what I mean?
You’re just like, “Ugh!” Its just seems so overwhelming and the Ukulele is, like the opposite of overwhelming.”
Come rain or shine we meet at The Queens Head, Landgate, Rye at 7.30pm every Tuesday evening. All are welcome from beginner, through improver to expert. We always have a spare Uke if anyone just ‘wants a go’.