Cairns Ukulele Festival world record attempt tune chosen
IT'S an upbeat reggae tune that will strike a chord with locals, especially if it helps Cairns score a world record. If you have any musical ability at all, organisers of the Cairns Ukulele Festival would like to hear from you.Organisers of the Cairns Ukelele Festival have chosen Travellin’ as the world record attempt song.
Penned by Melbourne musician Nicky Bomba, frontman for Bomba and drummer for John Butler, the tune consists of just two chords – C and G7.
Festival organiser Gaby Thomasz said the song was suited to experienced uke players and novices and hoped it would help Cairns smash the record set by 1547 in Sweden.
“Although the bar has been raised last year by a town in Sweden and we now really have a challenge on our hands, we’re doing it again,” she said.
Workshops will be held to teach people how to play the ukelele in the lead-up to the festival in July.
>> An instructional video has been posted at the festival’s website www.cairnsukulelefestival.net
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Uke strikes a chord: if you have any musical ability at all, the organisers of the Cairns Ukulele Festival want to hear from you.