Ukulele

It’s OFFICIAL now! Ukulele will be featured regularly at Maine Fiddle Camp. For the past several years, ukuleles have been very prevalent at Camp (see this video of a “barn dance” where ukes are “all over” the final foxtrot! ), so much so that we are now going to make a big deal about it. Frets Halligan originally came to camp as a camper and taught a few specialty workshops in uke and things quickly “got out of hand”. The response was so overwhelming that last year Frets taught regular classes in uke.

    June Weekend I (June 15-17)

  • Frets Halligan

    Frets has been playing and teaching ukulele and guitar privately and in groups for many years. He was surprised that while he was rediscovering the ukulele, so was the rest of the world! Over the past few years the ukulele has been seen and played at Maine Fiddle Camp. Inspired from seeing the uke at camp, Frets offered a specialty workshop and formed the ukestra and things just took off. Frets has been a catalyst for community uke groups in Maine, including Belfast and Newport. He currently lives in Belfast and plays guitar and uke with the Belfast Bay Fiddlers. Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 207.992.3535.
     

    June Week (June 17-22)

  • Frets Halligan

    Frets has been playing and teaching ukulele and guitar privately and in groups for many years. He was surprised that while he was rediscovering the ukulele, so was the rest of the world! Over the past few years the ukulele has been seen and played at Maine Fiddle Camp. Inspired from seeing the uke at camp, Frets offered a specialty workshop and formed the ukestra and things just took off. Frets has been a catalyst for community uke groups in Maine, including Belfast and Newport. He currently lives in Belfast and plays guitar and uke with the Belfast Bay Fiddlers. Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 207.992.3535.
     
  • Kenny Raskin

    Kenny first picked up a ukulele at age 8, when a family friend bought him one.  Now 50 plus years later, he’s not half bad! He’s got a menagerie of them, from soprano to baritone, and plays a variety of styles, swing music being his favorite.  He taught an afternoon workshop in 2016 and Doug spied on him.  He must have liked what he saw, because lo and behold, he put him on the staff! Kenny has been an actor and physical comedian for 35 years, and has performed internationally, as well as on Broadway.  He also starred as the lead clown in Cirque du Soleil’s Nouvelle Experience.  He, his wife Joanna and their son Evan are perennial campers at August week 1.
     

    June Weekend II (June 22-24)

  • Frets Halligan

    Frets has been playing and teaching ukulele and guitar privately and in groups for many years. He was surprised that while he was rediscovering the ukulele, so was the rest of the world! Over the past few years the ukulele has been seen and played at Maine Fiddle Camp. Inspired from seeing the uke at camp, Frets offered a specialty workshop and formed the ukestra and things just took off. Frets has been a catalyst for community uke groups in Maine, including Belfast and Newport. He currently lives in Belfast and plays guitar and uke with the Belfast Bay Fiddlers. Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 207.992.3535.
     
  • Nina Miller

    Nina began her love affair with the ukulele at the tender age of 8, after her parents went to Hawaii and brought back a sweet little soprano with painted Hula dancers. One night, after months of plucking and strumming, her brother stepped on that Hula gem, thus ending the happiest period of her life. Four decades later, on a whim (and to spite her brother), she picked it up again and started The FLUKES (Falmouth Library Ukulele Society) and has been blissfully plucking, strumming and singing once again, along with 30 of her new best friends. When not parading around with ukulele in hand, Nina can be found tooting her own French horn in the Portland Symphony Orchestra. You can reach Nina at: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 207-774-0717
     

    August Week I (August 5-10)

  • Frets Halligan

    Frets has been playing and teaching ukulele and guitar privately and in groups for many years. He was surprised that while he was rediscovering the ukulele, so was the rest of the world! Over the past few years the ukulele has been seen and played at Maine Fiddle Camp. Inspired from seeing the uke at camp, Frets offered a specialty workshop and formed the ukestra and things just took off. Frets has been a catalyst for community uke groups in Maine, including Belfast and Newport. He currently lives in Belfast and plays guitar and uke with the Belfast Bay Fiddlers. Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 207.992.3535.
     

    August Week II (August 12-17)

  • Frets Halligan

    Frets has been playing and teaching ukulele and guitar privately and in groups for many years. He was surprised that while he was rediscovering the ukulele, so was the rest of the world! Over the past few years the ukulele has been seen and played at Maine Fiddle Camp. Inspired from seeing the uke at camp, Frets offered a specialty workshop and formed the ukestra and things just took off. Frets has been a catalyst for community uke groups in Maine, including Belfast and Newport. He currently lives in Belfast and plays guitar and uke with the Belfast Bay Fiddlers. Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 207.992.3535.