Another inaugural festival took place last weekend at Bishops Cannings near Devises in Wiltshire. The Go West Uke Fest was a super little festival aimed at ukulele groups from the West-country. There were attendees from many clubs including those in Wilts, Dorset and Swindon.
I was delighted to be asked to run a bass ukulele workshop in the morning, which was very enjoyable and it was a great pleasure to meet new bass ukulele players.
The workshop covered most of the points in this series of videos (put together while Buzzard's Field Ukuleles was Buzzards Field Basses).
In the evening everyone piled into The Crown for performances and group strum-alongs. My old red Afan bass uke saw plenty of action playing with the Westbury based ULO (details here).
It was a really successful first event, and I look forward to being a part of many more in the future!