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Manitoba Hal

Over the past twenty years Manitoba Hal Brolund has forged an international reputation for engaging performance, storytelling and masterful ukulele playing. His strong foundation in American roots / blues music, confident expressive vocals, and distinctive original music have made him a solid draw and in demand workshop leader at festivals, house concerts and soft seat theatres in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Hal’s performances are all about engaging and connecting with his audience and he makes music that takes his audience from the deep south to the islands with songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic and introspective. He proves that the uke can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies adding background beats with looping technology showcasing the blues in all it's passion and groove.

Workshop One: Strumming For Fun - Fri Sept 20 - 11:00am

Learn how to effortlessly strum your ukulele to accompany any song you want to play. This workshop focuses on your strumming hand and you will not use a single chord. We'll talk about how to develop your strum and relax into the rhythm and master the groove.

Workshop Two: Blues For Beginners - Friday Sept 20 - 1:30pm

Learn how to play the 12 bar blues in any key instantly. Manitoba Hal has been teaching the blues all over the world for the past fifteen years. His workshops are fun and comprehensive without leaving players in the dust. You'll learn the tricks to make playing the blues fun and easy. 

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