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Samantha Muir went to school in the Perth Hills. She is now a classical guitarist and ukulele player residing in the UK, with an international following.

Samantha has a particular passion for two little members of the string family; the ukulele and machete. Her tour of Western Australia will include workshops and concerts in Kalamunda (10-11 August) and Busselton (16-18 August).  


Samantha's workshops will focus on playing fingerstyle ukulele and reading tab. 


Samantha will also play her own arrangements of classical and traditional pieces on both ukulele and machete in two intimate concerts. She will explain her current work to place the ukulele firmly in serious musical repertoires at these concerts.


Bookings for the ensemble workshop in Kalamunda and Busselton concert only can be made at Trybooking .com using links below. Kalamunda concert is sold out and has a wait list.  Busselton concert still has places.













Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 August, 2019 

Samantha Muir,  Kalamunda and Busselton

Friday 11- Sunday 13​​​​​​, October 2019

Strings Attached, includes ukulele jam and performance, Margaret River, WA

Monday 20 - Monday 27 January, 2020 TBC 

Samantha Brown, Strumaganza; 1 week  of workshops and concerts, Busselton, WA. Organised by Busselton Ukulele Strummers  

End February/early March, 2020 TBC 

Russell Copelin (Ukulele Russ), Kalamunda and regional performances WA

Saturday 14 March, 2020

Ukorama, workshops and performances, True North, Merriwa, WA 6030. Organiser Gail Harris 0417223557






kalamunda ukulele collective

russell copelin

(ukulele russ) in kalamunda, march 2019

samantha muir in western australia, august 2019 

Photographer: David Baylis - Community News

Russell Copelin aka Ukulele Russ hails from central Alaska, USA and lives with his wife Lindsey, two dogs and a large cat in a self-built cabin about 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle.  


Russ is a one man band and his performances are both musically excellent and a hoot.   An astute and very amusing observer of people and life he writes, performs and records original material and tours globally on the festival circuit for six months each year.


On his sixth australian tour Russ visited Kalamunda, Western Australia and led a sell out ukulele workshop on "Escaping The First Four Frets" on March 10, 2019.  He also performed solo in the historic Agricultural Hall at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre.


Russ is planning a seventh Australian tour in early 2020.


More information, photos, video and sound files related to the 2019 Kalamunda visit can be found at the link below.






Kalamunda Ukulele Collective was formed in September 2018.  There are over 50 members on Facebook and about 25 members attend each session or play at public or community gigs.


The Group meets fortnightly at the Jack Healey Centre in Kalamunda.  The focus is on building playing and singing skills and as a perfomance group.  Guest artists and other ukulele groups attend sessions to provide interest and variety.  


The group is also working with Busselton Ukulele Strummers on assisting with concerts and events, including international artists' visits.