Aquila’s Super Nylgut ukulele strings are an improvement over the traditional Nylgut. Super Nylgut strings have a natural pearl colour and a very smooth surface, giving it a soft touch & feel. Available in Soprano, Concert & Tenor (high & low G), these strings tune up quickly (and stay in tune!) and have a more focused and penetrating acoustic output.
OFC will be closed Friday April 18th and open regular hours Saturday (9am-5:30pm), Sunday (12pm-5pm) and Monday (10am-9pm).
Are you a closet home-recordist? Got microphones on the brain? OFC’s Recording 101 offers a mix of instruction and open discussion.
Both workshops (101A: Demystifying The DAW & 101B: Wood and Wires) are led by Professional Audio Engineer, Musician & Producer Gareth Auden-Hole of weeVOXsound keeping things involved through hands-on demonstrations, open questioning and an emphasis on making the best of what’s available.
In this beginners class, we’ll learn the basics of playing the Bodhran. Martha will help you get pointed in the right direction with two of the most common bodhran rhythms: the reel and the jig. We will talk about the structure of the tunes and how to accompany them.
“Active participation in songwriting and creative writing exercises will be part of the session. No “hits” are promised but you might get a song or two out of the experience. As well the course will take a look at some of the contemporary masters of songwriting and how their inspiration and techniques work. Songs written or brought to the course by participants will be constructively critiqued if so inclined. The course promises to be intense, stimulating and demanding.”
- Ian Tamblyn
On Saturday April 12th, OFC is proud to welcome folk super group Gathering Sparks for a couple workshops. Gathering Sparks is the graceful collision of Eve Goldberg, Jane Lewis, and Sam Turton—musical friends weaving a textured folk/roots tapestry of finely tuned songs. With contrasting vocals, rich harmonies, and varied instrumentation (acoustic guitars, resonator slide, piano, accordion, ukulele, banjo, percussion and more), Gathering Sparks will touch your heart, move your feet, and get you singing along.