Large turnout for Belfast's ukulele picnic

By Jennifer Allenwood | Jun 11, 2014
Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood Belfast Dance Studio belly and flamenco dance instructor Heléna Melone dances with a young attendee of Belfast's Ukulele Picnic on June 7.

Belfast — A large crowd attended the inaugural Belfast Ukulele Picnic June 7 at Steamboat Landing.

The event began with an 11 a.m. introduction and was followed by performances from various ukulele clubs hailing from places such as Machias, Blue Hill, Farmington and Belfast, beginning at noon. The day-long festivities ended with a 6:30 p.m. concert headlined by Dos Eckies, Jim & Liz Beloff and the Edukated Fleas.

There also were three free workshops including one for advanced beginners and for both jazz and chord melody.

Belfast's Steamboat Landing was filled with ukulele enthusiasts enjoying performances all day on Saturday, June 7. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
The Flukes of Falmouth perform at the inaugural Ukulele Picnic in Belfast on Saturday, June 7. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
Jim Beloff teaches the advanced beginners workshop at the June 7 Belfast Ukulele Picnic. (Photo by: Jennifer Allenwood)
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Jennifer Allenwood is a senior Journalism student at the University of Maine in Orono.

She will be putting her passion for writing and love of photography to use while interning for Courier Publications.

After graduation she wishes to write for a publication or work in public relations.

She lives in Waldo, Maine and enjoys boating and snowboarding with her family in her spare time.

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