Playing ukulele by ear with Jim D'Ville: Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special

39 minutes

Here is part one of a special series I’m doing on the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree. I was invited to attend and had a wonderful time at this festival in Altoona, PA, USA. It was located in a giant lodge on the side of a mountain in the middle of a forest. With raised walkways through the trees and plenty of ukes to go around, it was a rejuvenating experience.

The Soiree website can be found here:

In this first of the series I had a chance to sit down and chat with Jim D’Ville. He’s a wonderful teacher/performer that put on a bunch of great classes and a wildly entertaining set at the concert on Saturday night.

You can find out more about Jim and everything he does at his website here:

The chord charts mentioned can be found here.

Deering banjo company makes a banjolele:

Allegheny Ukulele Kollective (yes that’s how it’s spelled) is a great uke club doing amazing things, like putting on this awesome uke fest.

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