So, what's it like to play at a ukulele festival ?

I had the pleasure of playing at Upton Ukulele Festival last weekend and after 3 days camping and performing, I am back to reality. Ukulele festivals are strange places - they occupy a surreal place between being at Glastonbury and sitting in your front room with a load of mates. So, what is it like to play at a Ukulele Festival ? I was booked to do two 45 minute sets, and a 45 minute workshop at Upton Ukulele Festival. For me, the opportunity to get out and play is much appreciated. I play classical music on the ukulele, and to be honest, its not the kind of thing you do at your local pub or open mic night - so having the opportunity to play to an engaged/appreciative audience is one to

My favourite piece of music ever.

I have at long last recorded a video of my favourite piece of music ever written. It is called 'Danza De Rulao'. Its a stunning 5 minute Flamenco piece written by the world famous guitarist John Zaradin. Its is an amazing piece that I have loved since I first heard it. It was the first piece John ever had published (by Belwin Mills) and is simply stunning. He wrote it for solo guitar and I have arranged it for ukulele. Its a very tricky piece to play, but hopefully you agree, its worth the effort. I was lucky enough to see John live about 15 years ago, in a church in Bedfordshire and his performance was mesmerising. If you want to hear me perform this live, I will be performing next

                        
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