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Ukulele Festival

Time: July 2, 2010 at 10am to July 4, 2010 at 10pm
Location: Cairns, Australia
Street: Esplanade, Tanks, Cairns Gallery
City/Town: Cairns
Website or Map: http://www.parentproject.org.…
Phone: +61 07 40575731
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Deb Robins
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2010

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INAUGURAL CAIRNS UKULELE FESTIVAL JULY 2-4 2010

The Cairns Ukulele Festival have adopted Duchenne Foundation. Playing on the program will be Sydney geneticist, Peter Taylor, whose work encompasses State and national diagnostics for Duchenne patients in NSW.

CD LAUNCH

DF will launch a CD of Ukulele music at the festival. The CD is the brainchild of the Ukulele Underground. It will feature artists from across the globe.The online forum, which boasts more than 18,000 members, is led by Chicago musician Narsico Lobo, who will feature on the CD along with several artists. CD's will be available at the festival and on our website as the proceeds from all sales have been donated to DF.

UKULELE ART AUCTION OPENS JUNE 25

Duchenne Foundation in conjunction with the Cairns Music Club are auctioning painted ukuleles to raise funds for Australian research. Around 50 Ukes painted by national Illustrators and local artists will be up for silent tender at the Gallery after the official opening Friday June 25th. or by phone or email and placed in the tender boxes on the bidder's behalf. Selected ukes will sell on ebay. More info later. Photos will be posted on our website and we plan on producing a catalogue for sale.

RAFFLE: SIGNED UKULELE FROM HAWAII

Lastly we are privileged to be raffling Jake Shimabukuro’s brand new, signed MIGM Ukulele, released in May. Tickets can only be purchased at the festival program on Day 2, Cairns Esplanade. NB you must be present at 3.30pm to claim the prize. Tickets for sale all day on Saturday and can be pre-sold.

MARKET STALLS

July 3rd - Esplanade Markets & July 4th Tanks Markets. We need volunteers to assist us sell our CD's, tickets & blueball merchandise.

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Comment by Deb Robins on June 22, 2010 at 10:34am
Two days till we launch our CD by members of the Ukulele Underground.

Comment by Deb Robins on June 22, 2010 at 10:28am
I think this one is for live auction but Arone is a very prolific indigenous book illustrator

Comment by Deb Robins on June 22, 2010 at 10:26am
Not the most startling, but it is so cute - signature piece from Tohby Riddle's new picture book "My Uncle's Donkey"

Comment by Deb Robins on June 7, 2010 at 8:59pm
Read some of the bios for the musicians contributing to our "Song Still Remains" music CD.
Comment by Deb Robins on April 8, 2010 at 9:36am
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