The Folk Music Ontario Conference is Canada’s largest annual conference devoted to the folk, roots, and traditional music community. The conference offers showcasing, professional development, and networking opportunities for artists and music industry professionals in Canada and the international Folk community, with customized programming for folks at any stage of their career, from emerging to export-ready.
The 2022 conference will take place in-person from October 13-16th, and hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in London, Ontario.
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Workshop - Blues tips and tricks for beginners.
Do you have the blues? Are you trying to get your “mojo working” on your ukulele? Are hell hounds on your trail? Then you need to take this Tips and Tricks workshop! Manitoba Hal is an internationally recognized performer and purveyor of the blues on the ukulele. He will teach you a few tips to get the most from your ukulele.
• The Blues Shuffle Strum • Creating Turnarounds • Riff On Your Ukulele
This workshop is for the beginning uke player who has a familiarity with first position chords. We will be focusing on the keys of C and G using the C6 tuning (GCEA). Handouts are available upon request.
“From all your friends in Saskatoon that you have entertained for so many years..... on stage in concert and in our cozy living rooms where you told tales of how songs came to be and twisted yarns of your travels !! You kept us mesmerized and at times in tears as you sang.” - Joannie Dueck (on Facebook)
“What's all that sound; where is it comin' from?" "I never heard anything like that before!" and "You changed my whole perspective of a ukulele." :) ... just a few things I heard over lastnight's concert. All in attendance were quick to recognize the quality of this 'man and his ukuleles' performance, the tone and his expression (all of them) was outstanding! Manitoba Hal Brolund, you left us all in awe... and wanting more.” - Lavena Crocker - Tivertonian Playhouse
“Impossible indeed to imagine that this instrument has only four strings when one attends the concert of the Canadian Manitoba Hal, a true one-man band who, alone on stage, knew how to revive in a remarkable way the greatest standards of the blues.” - La Voix Du Nord July 2022
“A charming pro that holds his own against time and tide in fine style, it's easy to say this is as good as white boy blues gets... ” - Midwest Record.com Jan 12, 2017
“If you like singer songwriters you're going to enjoy Manitoba Hal, if you love, country, blues, folk, gospel, cajun, and celtic, music then you're going to love Manitoba Hal!” - Brian Mcghee (Keep Ukulele Playing Live)
“Winnipeg raised bluesman ... Manitoba Hal gave the blues a new twist at the Tongue N Groove, July 21... As promised, he cracked jokes and told stories, but when he picked out classic blues licks on his ukulele, jaws dropped.” - Richard Amery - L.A. Beat
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