Today’s Local Luthier Spotlight takes a look at Bytown ukuleles, which are handbuilt here in Ottawa by OFC Uke teacher Joel Jacques and Mark Rogers (of B.U.G. fame). Click the thumbnail to learn more about them.
The Ottawa Folklore Centre will be closed this Monday May 20th in observance of Victoria Day. Take your instrument outside and take advantage of an extra practice day! What’s that old Latin saying… “Carpe Praxi Diem”?
Last Saturday OFC hosted another Pop Up Concert featuring Weird With Cats. They put on a great show and even the audience got in on the act, singing and clapping along with their infectious folk-pop tunes. If you missed it, click the thumbnail to check out the video of their performance.
You may have heard that we recently received a shipment of shiny new Stonebridge Guitars. Well, we just got another one through the door: a used Stonebridge D22SMA Bluegrass Acoustic Guitar. This workhorse of a dreadnought features an aged, high grade solid Sitka Spruce top, solid high grade Honduras Mahogany back & sides, two piece Honduran Mahogany neck, ebony bridge pins with abalone dot inlay, Paua Abalone headstock logo and Schaller nickel tuners.
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Take your beginning harmonica skills to the next level! In this course, you’ll how to play single notes, types of chords, trills, wails & bent notes and more importantly, what you can do with these skills. Learn a variety of songs to impress your friends, including train songs, folk tunes & 12 bar blues. You’ll receive an intro to the basics of playing harmonica with others people, including what harmonica to pick up when playing with other musicians and ideas on how to improvise.