Funky Frets News

Coronavirus COVID-19 & Funky Frets

ALL Funky Frets group classes, jams, open mics for March and April. We are monitoring the Pennslyvania Coronavirus COVID-19 website daily and the regional and national news for updates.

ALL lessons are now virtual using Skype, Zoom, or Facetime. Vist the Lessons page for more information .

More on how we at Funky Frets are handling Coronavirus COVID-19

All the latest and greatest news 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.

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

Event is Being Reschuled for a Later Date

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).

Lil' Rev

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 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: Roll Strokes Made Easy for Ukulele

(promoting my new book release as well). Roll Strokes Made Easy for Ukulele: A Roll Stroke is a gradual unraveling of either 2, 4, or 5 fingers consecutively, to produce a sweet r--r-r-r-r-r-r-r-u-p sound that adds emphasis and punch, when well placed in a song. There are 4 main roll strokes that are a common part of the ukulele players strumming vocabulary. Do you know them? Have you learned to integrate them into your everyday strumming routine? Let uke master Lil Rev show you how to execute and integrate these percussive strokes into you playing, livening up your song delivery and sweetening your strum pot. Open to all levels.

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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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