Ukulele group puts on concert
GOOLWA – Next weekend music lovers have the chance to see one of the most well-known ukulele players perform at Goolwa’s Centenary Hall.
Virtuoso ukulele and banjolele performer Peter Moss will be playing in a concert organised by the Ukulele Group of Goolwa (UGG).
Moss, who hails from Lancashire in the United Kingdom, is one of the finest ukulele and banjolele players in the world.
He has had 45 years of experience in music, covering a wide range of instruments and working solo and in groups.
Supporting him for the show is Dr Zot, an Adelaide ukulele player who makes a welcome return to Goolwa.
It is the first time UGG has sponsored a professional concert.
The concert begins at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 29, at Goolwa’s Centenary Hall.
Tickets are $18 and are available at the door, or from Goolwa Visitor Information Centre on 1300 466 592. A transaction fee applies.
Along with the concert, Moss will be running special public workshops on the day to help local players improve their skills.
The first session, from 11am to 12pm, looks at a rock and roll medley of four songs in four keys.
The second session runs from 2pm to 3pm and looks at intros and endings, where players learn several alternatives and in four different keys, and different left- and right-handed tempos.
These workshops will be held at the Goolwa Anglican Church Hall.
Entry is $10 per session at the door. Bookings are not required.
Coriole comes to McLaren Vale
McLAREN VALE – This year’s Coriole Music Festival, on May 6 and 7, offers a great program of chamber music, food and matching wines in Coriole’s Barrel Room.
The festival will once again bring together some of Australia’s finest musicians, with former Adelaide Festival director Anthony Steel’s program of three concerts which reflect a richness of repertoire. Concerts feature works from Russia, Hungary Czechoslovakia, Austria and France – a musical journey across Europe in the first half of the 20th century, with a secondary emphasis on Beethoven’s middle, or ‘heroic’, period. A sumptuous supper or long lunch follows each of the concerts. Coriole Executive Chef, Tom Reid will prepare a menu from local produce with ingredients from Coriole's organic garden. Mark Lloyd of Coriole will select wines from the Coriole range to complement.
Concerts and meals are at 11am and 5pm on Saturday, May 6 and 11am on Sunday, May 7. For more, visit www.coriolemusicfestival.com