Funky Frets News

All the latest and greatest new regarding Funky Frets and the Funky Frets family and friends.

With the largest selection of ukuleles in one location in the Philadelphia / Tri-state area, Funky Frets has become a premier ukulele destination worth the visit. And did we mention we actually know a lot about the ukulele as it is not a passing fade with us.

Funky Frets is a true Mom and Pop music store - actually three generations with daughter Kelly and the grandkids TJ and Ali.

February 2020 Ukulele Classes

  • Ages 6-9: 11:00pm-11:45am
  • Ages 10-Adult: 12:00pm-12:45pm

4 weeks of consecutive classes, Saturdays: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 & 2/22.


Pre-register by January 31st and get all four classes for just $60.00 ( regularly $75.00 )

Pre-register by January 31st Online or in the store or call. 484-415-9677 and get all four classes for just $60.00 ( regularly $75.00 )

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater "Murder at Moulin"

Saturday, May 9th, 2020 - Doors Open at 6:00pm, Show Begins at 6:30pm

AGES 18 & OVER ONLY to attend.

21 years and older for BYOB, beer/wine only please. Please drink responsibly.

* Tables will be 8 people per table.
Tickets purchased under one order will be seated together.

You may also call 484-415-9677 to purchase your tickets

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Ever since the Moulin Rouge opened down the street, the Moulin Bleu has seen nothing but a decline in business. The can-can dancers are leaving in droves, they can't get bohemian painters through the door with promises of free drinks, and even the half decent mimes won't work for the Bleu. The owners of the club, Monsieur and Mademoiselle Ennui, are desperate to find a solution to their problem, but the business simply doesn't have the collateral to merit a loan. When they do come up with a plan, it is more than a little disreputable and the repercussions could be deadly.

Menu: Dinner Buffet to be announced soon. An appetizer with salad, dinner rolls and assorted desserts. Ice Tea, Water and Coffee included. BYOB (please only bring beer or wine) for 21 & Over (Or bring your own soda).

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Lil' Rev

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - Workshop and Concert with Lil' Rev

  • Workshop from 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Break for 1/2 hour
  • Concert 8:00pm-9:00pm

Lil' Rev, a Funky Frets favorite returns to Funky Frets and he always delivers a highly educational workshop and entertaining evening of music for any music lover. His concert will be featuring tunes from his latest CD and Lil' Rev "hits".

Workshop: Intros, Endings, Turnarounds and Vamps

(promoting my new book release as well). This class is open to all levels. Must know basic chords and be willing to learn a couple new ones too! Teaching intros and endings in many styles from Blues, Jazz, Tin Pan Alley, Bluegrass, Country, and Rock Traditions. Handouts provided. You'll Spice up your song delivery when you Learn what to play before a song begins and what to play when a song ends.

6th Annual Funky Frets Ukulele Festival!!!

First Weekend of October the 2-3-4, 2020

Look for details and any announcements on 2020 festival Spring. We al ready have a lot planed with some new artists.

The festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Includes concerts, workshops, vendors, catered dinner, Hawai'ian Shirt contest, jams, the much loved Strum-along Train Ride on the Historic Colebrookdale Railroad and anything else we can throw into the mix.

Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the bestGlen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys

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Original Curtie Animation from 1987 for my first web site on a Macintosh II, 33 years ago.