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Ukelele Fervor #GloucesterMA!

Dawn Sarrouf writes on Instagram and shares these wonderful photos from East Gloucester Elementary ~

“Really? 7:30am Ukelele Jam band at #eastgloucesterelementary with kids, teachers, parents, and even the princile?! Yes, m’am! Every Thursday morning!”imagejpeg_0IMG_6478.JPG

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Photos courtesy Dawn Sarrouf and Michelle DelVecchio

Breaking News: Gloucester Music Store Opens Downtown!

Diamond Cove Music Store Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2014Welcome news for Gloucester’s musicians and music lovers! Diamond Cove Music is now open for business in downtown Gloucester. Tom Eaton, proprietor, specializes in stringed instruments, primarily guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and mandolins, and also repairs. He can special order music books and sheet music, too. Plans for jam sessions and music lessons are underway.

Diamond Cove Music is located at 57 Washington Street (conveniently two doors down from Sclafani’s Baker) and is open Christmas Eve Day from noon to 4pm.

For product information and store hours, visit Diamond Cove Music website here.Diamond Cove Music Store Gloucester MA ©Kim Smioth 2014

 

Joey’s First Unofficial Ukelele Lesson, from None Other than John Hicks!

Joey Ciaramitaro John Hicks uklele interview -2 ©Kim Smith 2014.Doesn’t Joey look just like an earnest little kid?

Joey Ciaramitaro John Hicks uklele interview  -3 ©Kim Smith 2014.

John’s passion and enthusiasm for the ukelele is infectious and you can listen to his Cape Ann uke stories here in Joey’s interview ~

Ukelele Love Affair with John Hicks Part I

Ukelele Love Affair with John Hicks Part II

Joey Ciaramitaro John Hicks uklele interview ©Kim Smith 2014

Joey Ciaramitaro John Hicks uklele interview ©Kim Smith 2014 -4.

Ukulele Love Affair John Hicks Part II

John talks about the Ukulele resurgence on Cape Ann

His website –
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Check Out Ukulele Hootenany At Eastern Point Lit House-
Join us each month for Uke Night @ The Lit House! All levels of uke enthusiast is welcome.

The Next Uke Night is December 15
Ukuele Hootenanny with John Hicks
6:30-8 p.m. |Third Monday each month

A Ukelele Love Affair- John Hicks Part I

John Hicks Talks About Cape Ann Connections To The Ukelele

His website – http://www.tinpanhaole.com/
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Check Out Ukulele Hootenany At Eastern Point Lit House-
Join us each month for Uke Night @ The Lit House! All levels of uke enthusiast is welcome.

The Next Uke Night is December 15
Ukuele Hootenanny with John Hicks
6:30-8 p.m. |Third Monday each month

Feel free to publish my email, TinPanhaole@gmail.com

Dreamsteering

DreamsteeringRecently I joined a wonderful group of ukelists. Joe Cardozza is the Ukleadies simply amazing teacher. Everyone knows Joe from his musical partnership with RENEE and JOE MUSIC and from the Bandit Kings, but did you also know that he gives private music lessons in the comfort of your own home? For more information about Cardoza Music, visit Joe’s website here.

You can download RENEE and JOE’s first full length studio recording, Dreamsteering, here. I am a fan of Renee’s singing and so far, my favoirte track is their beautiful song “Molly,” but I haven’t yet had a chance to listen to the entire album of songs.

Dreamsteering was recorded in Gloucester at Bang a Song Studio, and was engineered and mixed by Tony Goddess and Jen Morrison.

Happy Luau on Niles Beach!

Niles Beach Luau ©Kim Smith 2014With ukelelists, singing, leis, grass skirts, hula-hoops, an island-style feast, and a fleet of wa’a kaukahis (kids in kayaks)–this was a Niles Beach Sunday not to be missed!Ukelists Niles Beach ©Kim Smith 2014JPG

Niles Beach kid kayakers ©kim Smith 2014

Happy Birthday Esme!!!Esme ©Kim Smith 2014

Dawn and Michelle ©Kim Smith 2014Dawn Sarrouf and Michelle Anderson

Thank you to Dawn and Michelle for inviting me to stay and have a bite of Esme’s wonderful luau birthday feast. John and Dawn prepared the most yummy pulled pork, served on Mandy’s homemade potato rolls, and guests contributed super delicious accompaniments, including the best bean salad, homemade, crunchy coleslaw, and Nicole Duckworth’s to-die-for death-by-chocolate cake.

cupcakes ©Kim Smith 2014Cupcakes decorated by EsmeJohn and Dawn Sarrouf ©Kim Smith 2014John and Dawn Sarrouf

Jude and Ken Duckworth ©kim Smith 2014Jude and Ken Duckworth

Niles Beach Esme's bday ©Kim Smith 2014Nicole and Jude Duckworth ©Kim Smith 2014Nicole and Jude Duckworth

Friendships, Family, Food, and Pure Fun~ what a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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