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Ralph Shaw Workshop and Concert

"One of the best entertainers I have EVER seen"... (Stu Herreid) That's is correct people, I have seen HUNDREDS of shows, and worked with HUNDREDS of entertainers: Ralph Shaw is near the top of my list of "must see" shows. Ralph will be with us on Saturday night, April 19th for a one hour workshop and about an 1 hour concert. Do yourself a huge favor and come see Ralph!

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About Ralph Shaw
As a teenager in Yorkshire, England Ralph became self-taught on the chromatic harmonica. Later, while taking Applied Physics in Liverpool, he studied 5-string banjo with North Carolina folk musician Sara Grey. He came to Canada's west coast in 1988 and, after a short solo period playing Appalachian mountain songs, he became a founding member of children's folk music group Birds of a Feather. By 1991 he had created the character Ralph the Clown: an entertainer who carried—amongst other tricks of the trade—a ukulele inside a guitar case.

Fascinated by the untapped potential of the ukulele as an instrument for the general public Ralph discovered its suitability for conveying the music of the 20's, 30's and 40's era. In 1997 he became Canada's King of the Ukulele (also the name of his first solo CD in which he vowed to bring respect to the ukulele!) Ralph's appreciation of tin-pan-alley era songwriting influenced his own original compositions creating an ever-growing following of fans who appreciate the heart and wit he brings to his music.

As well as traveling to headline stage shows and delighting audiences at international festivals he also leads a regular get-together of 200+ ukulele strummers in his home city of Vancouver, BC Canada.

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  • Linda M.

    This was my first concert at the Strum Shop and I love it! Ralph Shaw is a fantastic entertainer and teacher. I learned a lot and laughed a lot. Thanks for a great night!

    April 20, 2014

  • Audrey H.

    Definitely entertaining, had me laughing with ditty on dog vocabulary and cats.

    April 20, 2014

  • Stu H.

    One of the best shows EVER at The Strum Shop! Ralph was... well, RALPH!

    April 20, 2014

  • Pamela T.

    We loved his workshop and concert. We came home tonight and played some of his video of essential strums. This is a must-have for all ukesters. He really explains the strums in detail....with humor!

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Audrey H.

    Looking forward to another workshop and learn new techniques as well as listen to Mr. Shaw. I checked him out on YouTube and he is entertaining.

    April 17, 2014

  • melody

    Oops edit s minute. I'm leading a jam in Fremont. What was I thinking? Will catch Ralph the next Thursday in Reno!!! See you all then!

    April 7, 2014

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