Ukulele Speakeasy OCFF 2009
So you see, mugs, the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) puts on this conference every October for 800 or so musicians, and there’s these official showcases in the swanky rooms, see?
But then there’s two expansive hotel floors of Unofficial Showcases, and the Ukulele Speakeasy is the swankiest of them all. Hard liquor is served in highball glasses, no cheap gin joint here. No microphones, no amps, just the Uke, see, and the odd accompaniment.
Here’s the highlights of a great evening, see? Hosted by David Newland, Candace Shaw, barmaid Lesley-Marie Boileau, and videographer Andy Frank, it stars: David Celia, Joan Besen, James Hill, Anne Davison, Jaron Freeman-Fox, David Woodhead, John Zytaruk, Collette Savard, Eve Goldberg, Shelley O’Brien, David Gillis, Ariana Gillis, David Newland, The Choir Girlz and Magoo.
Here’s lookin’ at you, kids!