Thanks to all who made this event possible. Stay tuned for information on the next Uke New Jersey, perhaps in 2014.

A Ukulele Festival, August 30-31, 2013 in Morristown NJ.

Featuring artists James Hill, Victoria Vox, Jim and Liz Beloff, and Celtic Spirit
and
A screening of the documentary Mighty Uke!

photo of Victoria Vox
Victoria Vox

An undercurrent of toughness, a beautiful voice, great melodies and loads of charm make her unique folk/pop music impossible to resist.” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

Set in a mansion built in 1912 with an added 180-seat theater-style auditorium on beautiful grounds with a large patio, brick labyrinth and plenty of places for jamming.

photo of James Hill
James Hill and Anne Davison

James Hill: “Possibly the best ukulele player in the world… Hill wowed and charmed the audience.” - Waikato Times

Friday 8:00pm until 11:00pm: Mighty Uke followed by Victoria Vox with Jim & Liz Beloff opening.

Saturday 10 am until 6 pm: Workshops, open mic, jams and fellowship.

Saturday 7:30 pm until 10:30pm: concert featuring James Hill and Anne Davison with Celtic Spirit and Jim & Liz Beloff opening.
photo of Jim and Liz Beloff
Jim and Liz Beloff

Jim and Liz have been at the forefront of the current Ukulele revolution. Their love of and devotion to the Ukulele and its unlimited potential has been an inspiration to thousands of new musicians.” - Scooter Ferguson (FP Special Concerts Chair)



Plenty of area hotels and dining as well as on-site food vendors.

For more info: concerts@folkproject.org or 908-229-1214

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960

Click here to download a flyer for this event.


TICKETS

All ticket options will be available at the door, cash or check accepted.

Online ticket purchase was turned off at 11:59 PM on Aug 29, 2013

Ticket prices: Friday night $15, Saturday $65, Combo $75, Saturday night concert only $25

WORKSHOPS

Workshops will be taught mostly by the performers, with a couple of additions.

Jim Beloff is doing two, one for absolute beginners and one for advanced beginners. James Hill will be doing one on Swing Music for intermediate players. Jack Rickenbach from Celtic Spirit will be doing an introduction to the Tiple. Tom Walsh, author of the new book "The Martin Ukulele: The Little Instrument That Helped Creat A Guitar Giant" will be doing a powerpoint presentation as well as signing and selling books and showing off some of his impressive collection.

Folk Project member Mike Agranoff will be teaching his very popular "Throwing Away The Book" workshop on techniques for memorizing songs for performances. I'm still waiting for a final workshop decision for Victoria Vox but you can be sure it will be something cool.

Workshops will be approximately an hour long. The schedule will be posted first thing on Saturday morning with sign up sheets based on how many folks each teacher feels they can effectively accommodate (usually around 30 people).

SCHEDULE

Friday Night Movie and Concert

7:00 PM   Doors Open
8:00 PM - 9:20 PM   Movie Mighty Uke
9:20 PM - 9:40 PM   Break
9:40 PM - 10:00 PM   Jim and Liz Beloff
10:00 PM - 10:45 PM   Victoria Vox

Saturday Workshops


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Jumpin Jim: The Absolute Beginner
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM   Victoria Vox: Melody and Chord Relationships
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Jumpin Jim: The Advanced Beginner
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Mike Agranoff: Putting Away the Book
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM   Jack Rickenbach: Introduction to the Tiple
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM   James Hill: Swing, Ukulele, Swing!
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM   Tom Walsh: History of the Martin Ukulele

Saturday Night Concert

6:45 PM   Doors Open
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM   Celtic Spirit
8:10 PM - 9:00 PM   James and Anne
9:00 PM - 9:20 PM   Break
9:25 PM - 9:45 PM   Jim and Liz Beloff
9:50 PM - 10:40 PM   James and Anne

VENUE ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960


FROM SOUTH OF MORRISTOWN, NJ
  • Take I-287 North to Exit 36A for CR-510 East/Morris Ave
  • Merge onto CR-510 East/Morris Ave
  • At the fork, bear right to stay on CR-510 as it changes to Columbia Rd
  • At the traffic light (Morris Museum on left), turn left onto Normandy Heights Road and follow it as it turns right
  • MUF is the large building 0.2 miles ahead on the right side

FROM NORTH OF MORRISTOWN, NJ
  • Take I-287 South to Exit 37 for NJ-24 East
  • Take Exit 2A for CR-510 West/Morristown
  • Merge onto CR-510 West/Columbia Turnpike
  • At the second traffic light, turn right onto Normandy Heights Rd
  • MUF is the large building 0.3 miles on the left

FROM EAST OF MORRISTOWN, NJ (This would be the route from Newark International Airport!)
  • Take I-78 West to NJ-24 West
  • Take Exit 2A for CR-510 West/Morristown
  • Merge onto CR-510 West/Columbia Turnpike
  • At the second traffic light, turn right onto Normandy Heights Rd
  • MUF is the large building 0.3 miles on the left

FROM WEST OF MORRISTOWN, NJ
  • Take I-78 East to Exit 29 for I-287 North towards Morristown
  • Take I-287 North to Exit 36A for CR-510 East/Morris Ave
  • Merge onto CR-510 East/Morris Ave
  • At the fork, bear right to stay on CR-510 as it changes to Columbia Rd
  • At the traffic light (Morris Museum on left), turn left onto Normandy Heights Rd and follow it as it turns right
  • MUF is the large building 0.2 miles ahead on the right