It’s all about the ukulele!

April 27, 2009


It’s all about the ukulele!

Gatineau, Quebec, April 22, 2009 — A new generation of musicians and educators is embracing the ukulele. Leading the way is British Columbia’s James Hill, a talented performer and passionate advocate of the limitless potential of this small four-string guitar. Join us at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on May 2 and 3 for concerts and other fun ukulele events with James Hill and cellist Anne Davison. These activities are presented in partnership with BC Scene and the Ottawa Folk Festival. For more information, see and

Join the Ukulele Revolution!
Music Educators Workshop
Saturday, May 2
2 p.m.
Tickets $12 (includes Museum admission)
Cascades Salon
Educators across North America are using the ukulele as a vehicle for music literacy, teaching musical styles from around the world while reinforcing musicianship.
James Hill will share his approach in his workshop Ukulele in the Classroom.

Build Your Own Ukulele Workshop
Sunday, May 3
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ukulele kit ticket $25
(Call 819 776-7000 to reserve your space)
Marius Barbeau Salon
Under the guidance of ukulele aficionados, make your own ukulele to take home. Space is limited, so register early! Children may require adult assistance.
Presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre and the Ottawa Folk Festival.

Ukulele… Seriously
Sunday, May 3
2 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Cascades Salon
James Hill will lead an informal and insightful discussion about the ukulele.
Come learn about this unique instrument’s history and find out why it has become such a popular instrument for teachers and students alike.

Ukulele Concert
Sunday, May 3
4 p.m.
Free Admission
Tickets available at the Museum’s Box Office
James Hill and Anne Davison perform an impressive range of musical styles. Come participate in this fun, entertaining and upbeat performance. Bring your own ukes!

Media Information:

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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