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Help Break a World Record at UkeFest 2011!
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Help Break a World Record at UkeFest 2011!


Calling all ukulele players young and old to Strathmore’s free outdoor summer concert series: UkeFest 2011!

On Wednesday, August 24th beginning at 7 p.m., join hundreds on the lawn at Strathmore to pluck, pick and strum their way to a Guinness World Record for Largest Ukulele Ensemble. The current record for Largest Ukulele Ensemble was set on June 20, 2009 at the London Uke Festival where 851 uke players performed in unison.

“We’re hoping to have at least 852 Ukulele players because that’s what we need in order to break the Guinness Book of World Records. They don’t have to be experienced players, they just have to be players,” said Strathmore’s Shelley Brown.

Ukuleles will be available to purchase on site beginning at $30 from House of Musical Traditions. A notary will be in attendance to verify the final count.

“Before Strathmore had their first Ukulele Festival in 2009, there were pockets of Ukulele players from this area and all over the world that were not communicating. We wanted a way for everyone to meet each other and be apart of a community,” explained Grammy winner and UkeFest emcee Marcy Marxer.

If you don’t know how musical, magical and versatile the ukulele can be this is your chance to rise to a whole new musical level with Grammy-winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer and fantastic roster of artists including Gerald Ross, Victoria Vox and the uke duo Sweater Set, plus The Riders, The Piney Branch Kids Ukulele Ensemble and The Washington Ukulele Orchestra.

Come early and register to get your number and join the pre-show strum between 6-7 p.m. We’ll go for the record at 7:30 p.m. and will perform two songs, Aloha Oe' and This Land Is Your Land, Marcy Marxer said.


Please see the videos and chord charts here!

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