Ukulele Bizarro Festival in Montreal, May 21 at Il Motore

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21 mai 2009 - 21:40

After seeing the “London Ukulele Orchestra,” performing at a New York Ukulele Cabaret and connecting with uke players from around the world, Krista discovered Montreal has a wealth of indie and closet uke players. What better way to bring them together than under the roof of Il Motore in a Ukulele Festival complete with raffle, door prizes, indie general store, snacks and DJ Oahu! And what better way to celebrate the stereotypically kitsch but ultimately joyful and rich instrument than with an animated MC like Lederhosen Lucil!

Krista Muir fell for the low and resonant baritone uke (Joni Mitchell’s first instrument and a favorite of George Harrison) in 2005 and has since written two albums of songs inspired by it (“Leave Alight” - 2007 and “Accidental Railway” 2009). The jumping flea (pronounced “oo-koo-lay-lay”) has been enjoying a global revival and on Thursday, May 21st Lederhosen Lucil will come out of the pantry to join forces with local indie web and interactive group indyish.com to host the first ever Montreal “Ukulele Bizarro” Festival. 5 solo acts will perform mini sets including late addition “Nive” (Nuuk, Greenland) whom Krista met at the SXSW Festival in Austin this past March.

Kitsch and cult dress code is encouraged. Magnum PI look-a-likes will compete for a special “Ukulele Bizarro” commemorative prize. It’s going to be a quirky, beautiful and fun-filled evening of ukulele love!

Lederhosen Lucil and Indyish.com present...
FIRST MONTREAL “UKULELE BIZARRO FESTIVAL”
Thursday, May 21st
Doors 8:30pm Show at 9:00pm
Il Motore – 179 Jean Talon Ouest
$5-8 PWYC at the door

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FEATURED ACTS FOR MONTREAL’S “UKULELE BIZARRO”:

Krista Muir – Bike-rider, costume designer, composer, creator of Lederhosen Lucil and baritone ukulele aficionado.
http://www.myspace.com/kristallmuir / http://www.lederhosenlucil.com
Meb - Teacher, musicologist and ukulele player with a voice like Laetitia Sadier.
http://www.myspace.com/mebmusique
Miss Dynamite - Journalist, mind reader and mysterious ukulele player rumored to be the lead singer of Montreal’s super group “The Mongrels.”
http://www.myspace.com/mongrelsmtl
Nive - Greenlander, snow walker, cowboy boots connoisseur and ukulele strum specialist who recently worked with legendary John Parish. h
ttp://www.myspace.com/nivenielsen
Risa Dickens – Co-founder of indyish.com and purple fluke ukulele enthusiast.
http://www.indyish.com

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