Monthly Archives: August 2013

Hawaiian Ukulele Workshop Saturday Sept 7- Songs of the 1930s to 60s

hawaiian-simpleGet out you ukulele and your Hawaiian shirt!

Guest ukulele artist Dennis Aigner will host a traditional Hawaiian ukulele workshop and play-along on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Bozeman Public Library. The workshop begins at 11am in the library’s large meeting room, and is expected to run 90 minutes or so.

Aigner (of Ennis by way of California) picked up his first ukulele as a boy and soaked up traditional technique at workshops taught by Hawaiian artists. A diversely experienced musician and long-time collector of authentic ukulele music and lore, Aigner is looking forward to showing off a few ukuleles from his collection, sharing a bit of ukulele history, demonstrating Hawaiian ukulele techniques and leading a ukulele play-along on Hawaiian tunes from the 1930s to 1960s.

Bring your ukulele and strum and sing along: Dennis will provide sheet music and lead us on familiar tunes like Tiny Bubbles, Lovely Hula Hands, Pearly Shells and others.

The public is welcome and the workshop/play-along is free.

The Bozeman Public Library is located at 626 E. Main, downtown Bozeman.

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Ukuleles to play Talking Heads covers on the green, Sat. Aug. 24 Bozeman

561877_358279564230749_32527004_nThe Bozeman Film Festival has invited the Bozeman Ukulele Cabaret to be part of the pre-show fun before the “Screen on the Green” outdoor showing of “Stop Making Sense,” Saturday, August 24 at the Emerson Center lawn in Bozeman.

Okay, so we’re not officially billed as part of the warm-up show… But we are indeed planning to be there with a (surprise!) ukulele group, doing our best to miniaturize, but not completely demolish, two or three Talking Heads songs on our teenie weenie little Hawaiian geetars!

If you are reading this post and you’d like to join the ukulele Talking Heads fun, drop a comment and we’ll get you in the loop with practice times and locations. Fun is good!

“Screen on the Green 2013” will be a hoot!  It’s a fund-raiser for digital projection equipment to facilitate the Bozeman Film Festival’s film series at the Emerson’s Crawford Theater. (Both the Bozeman Film Festival and Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture are nonprofits.)

Starting at 6pm, there will be live bands, food vendors, a beer garden, a David Byrne costume contest, and other fun before the outdoor screening of “Stop Making Sense,” starts (around 9pm).