UK-based ukulele maestro Peter Moss will perform and teach at the Mahurangi Ukulele Festival under the auspices of the Kowhai Festival.
Peter has featured on BBC Radio and TV, and toured the US, Canada and Australia.
He is excited to come to Mahurangi on his first visit to New Zealand.
Among his claims to fame is performing a banjo-ukulele version of the William Tell overture, which went on to win competitions organised by the British Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Federation.
Peter will lead a singalong workshop, teaching Not a Cloud in the Sky based on the popular tune, Blue Skies.
The workshop will cover familiar chords in two keys with two-part harmonies to add variety. The workshop has proved a hit overseas and Peter says it is accessible to all ukulele players.
Peter will be joined at the festival by New Zealand ukulele exponents Max Maxwell and Dianne
Morgan, who will also conduct workshops for all levels of ability. Max will show how to add life to songs through easy fingerpicking techniques.
Dianne will demonstrate riffs, chords, bass lines and singing. She will be supported by Lindy Watson and Cath Koa Dunsford from her advanced ukulele class.
The festival aims to celebrate all aspects of ukulele playing and is hosted by Jade River Ukes, known for their appearances at previous festivals, on Matakana River Tours, at the Whangateau Folk Club, and at hospitals and rest homes.
The Mahurangi Ukulele Festival will be held at the Totara Park Hall on Sunday, October 29, from 10am to 3pm. Tickets are $30 for all three workshops and the Peter Moss concert.
The festival is supported by Mahurangi Matters, Kowhai Festival, Lothlorien, Matakana River Tours, Friends of Totara Park and Jade River Ukes.
Further info and enrolment: musicmakerdiannem.@gmail.com.