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The Ukulele Squad

Music Generation Mayo, as part of it’s Music Residency programme, offered an opportunity to young people aged 8-18 yrs tp participate in a four month music programme facilitated by the Ukulele Trio.

This residency  focused on learning musical skills and songs with the ukulele and culminated in a performance at the Féilé Ukulele, Mayo’s own dedicated ukulele festival which took place in Castlebar on the weekend of July 6th 2013.

The Music Residency were facilitated by the ‘The Ukulele Trio’,  formed in 2010 as part of the Mayo Art Squad community music program. The trio regularly perform for community events and also run a music program for residents in various health care settings throughout the county and group members include Johnny Fadgin: soprano ukulele and vocals, Barbara Trawinski: tenor ukulele and vocals and Shane Gannon: vocals, ukulele and percussion. Their repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary as well as material composed by the trio themselves. Their unique approach to teaching is inclusive, versatile and a whole lot of fun for those involved.

Please note this residency programme took place from April-July 2013 - pictured below is the Ukulele Squad participants performing at the Féile Ukulele on Saturday July 6th 2013 as part of the Heart of Castlebar festival.

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 Click the image below to watch our showreel featuring participants of the Ukulele Squad!

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