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The South Shore Ukulele players are set to appear as one of the features at the strum and sing along at 7 p.m. at the Best Western in Liverpool Oct. 13 at the seventh International Ukulele Ceilidh.
The South Shore Ukulele players are set to appear as one of the features at the strum and sing along at 7 p.m. at the Best Western in Liverpool Oct. 13 at the seventh International Ukulele Ceilidh.

Seventh Ukulele Ceilidh about to make sounds in Liverpool

Liverpool

The sound of ukuleles strumming will soon be heard under the roof of the Best Western in Liverpool.

The seventh International Ukulele Ceilidh is set to take place Oct. 13 and 14.

Martin Hilliard, chairman of the organizing committee, said he’s hoping the Astor Theatre will be full for the concert scheduled for 7 p.m. on Oct. 14. He said the concert would feature Ralph Shaw, The Chalmers Doane Trio and the Doanes.

The first day of the International Ukulele Ceilidh will begin with three workshops, each from 2-3:30 p.m. Following the workshops, there’s a free open mic from 4-5 p.m.

“Seven o’clock is a strum and sing-a-long,” said Hilliard.

That strum and sing-a-long is set to feature the South Shore Ukulele Players, Mike Diabo and the University of Maine at Machias Ukulele Club. To end the first day of the ceilidh is a jam session, which is free.

On the second day, things are scheduled to kick off in the morning, with three workshops from 9-10:30 a.m., three from 10:30-11 a.m. and three from 2-3:30 p.m. The workshops are on a variety of subjects, but an example of one would be learning to play the surf music of the 1960s.

The entire event will wrap up with the final concert at the Astor, which Hilliard said the committee is eager to sell tickets for.

Hilliard said those who attend workshops would have the opportunity to enhance their ukulele skills.

“And the rest of it is just a good time,” he said.

For more information about the Ukulele Ceilidh, visit http://www.ukuleleceilidh.ca/.

To get tickets for the final concert, go to https://ww3.ticketpro.ca/groups.php?id=202&aff=astor.

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