Join the ukulele craze in Central Otago

Sing-alongs to be held in Ophir

CHE BAKER
Last updated 14:21 21/08/2013
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Ukulele teacher Barry Bemrose with Anne Kinnaird will be holding ukulele workshops in Ophir and Earnscleugh next week.

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Vibrant ukulele music will heard in the halls of Central Otago next week with community singalongs being hosted to promote the growing worldwide craze.

Ukulele teacher Barry Bemrose said playing the ukulele was becoming a worldwide trend and sing-alongs will be held in Ophir and Earnscleugh Halls next week to get as many people involved in the evolution as possible.

Mr Bemrose said a mix of his ukulele students, both young and old, would provide a base to the evenings and anyone was welcome to bring a ukulele and join in or come along.

''This is to encourage people who might be a little shyer to come along and perform,'' he said.

A wide range of music genres will be on offer with a lot of rock'n'roll and blues, both old and new music, to play along to.

Promote Dunstan member Julie Davie said the singalongs were mooted after the success of theatre hall shows last year.

''This community event hopes to bring together locals for a social evening - an opportunity to meet friends, neighbours and welcome new people to our community,'' she said.

August 30, 7.30pm a singalong will be held at the Ophir Hall and on Aug31 it will be held in the Earnscleugh Hall and those attending were welcome to bring a plate to share.

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