Samantha Muir went to school in the Perth Hills. She is a classical guitarist and ukulele player now residing in the UK, with an international following. Sam has a particular passion for two little members of the string family; the ukulele and machete.
Her tour of Western Australia included sold out ukulele workshops and concerts in Kalamunda (10-11 August) and Busselton (16-18 August). Sam has been encouraged to return to Kalamunda as soon as possible!
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Covid 19 caused cancellation of all events planned by the Australian Ukulele Festival for 2020
Photographer: David Baylis - Community News
Also known as Alaska's One Man Frontier Band there is nothing quite like Ukulele Russ in concert. He has a powerful voice, writes original songs, makes clever use of many instruments and has a crazy comedy streak.
Ukulele Russ had a sell out Kalamunda workshop and concert tour in 2019 and had a busy year touring the USA, Canada and New Zealand.
Ukulele Russ planned to return to Kalamunda and Busselton in March 2020 but the tour was cancelled due to Covid 19.
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Kalamunda Ukulele Collective was formed in 2018. There are over 60 members on Facebook and about 25 members attend each session or play at public or community gigs.
The group meets monthly at the Jack Healey Centre in Kalamunda and is focussed on technical skills and performance.
The group is also working with Busselton Ukulele Strummers (BUS) on assisting with concerts and events, including international artists' visits.
A highlight in 2019 was leading the Ukulele Kanikapila (jam) at the Strings Attached Guitar Festival in Margaret river with BUS.
Anu Grace is a talented jazz singer, ukulele player and recording artist currently touring Australia. She has developed a unique approach to creating "Pop Up Ukestras". The Pop Up Ukestra created in Kalamunda was the largest to date in Australia with 23 players and it performed in a concert held on 23 November 2019 in Kalamunda. Anu's band Uke Nomad (Laurie Bycroft and Anu) headlined the concert. More Info at: