5 Raylee Place (Off Commercial Drive), Lynbrook Vic 3975
– 03 9799 5400
We are very pleased to welcome Coleman’s Music on board as our newest sponsor, who understand the importance of supporting our local music community!
29 Main St, Upwey, Vic, 3158
-03 9754 7261
We are delighted to welcome the support of Upwey Music. Visit them at the HUF Marketplace and see the beautiful ukulele and ukulele adjacent instruments they have for sale.
4-10 Heroes Avenue, Emerald VIC 3782
– 03 5968 4311
With us from the very beginning, there would be no Hills Ukulele Festival without the ongoing support of the Emerald Primary School.
The school’s motto : “On Track for Success”, and the school logo of Puffing Billy – an acknowledgment of the history of the school and local area and links to the community. It is this community spirt that has helped so much with the continued growth of the Ukulele Festival.
Composer, recording artist, and music publisher, Morgana Creely of Four Inch Cats is a staunch supporter of the Baritone Ukulele and Tenor Guitar. Whether is putting together online workshops (some of which you can see here), running Facebook groups, experimenting with alternate tunings, or any number of musically related things, you can be sure there is a Baritone ukulele in there somewhere! You can check out Morgana’s music books (for DGBE and CGDA tunings) and recording over at her Four Inch Cats website. And if you have any Baritone (or Tenor Guitar) related questions, please feel free to reach out on social media.
Guitar Art Revolution
Chef Mauro Callegari travelled the world before coming to rest at The Independent Gembrook. Born in Argentina, Mauro’s kitchen skills developed early under the watchful eye of his mother in the Callegari family restaurant in the Buenos Aires suburb of La Paternal (notable for being home to Maradona’s first professional team).
After serving a long apprenticeship in five-star Argentinian hotels and restaurants, Mauro moved to London to be part of the opening team of Conran’s Almeida Restaurant in 2001, under Michelin star chef Chris Galvin. A Melbourne resident since 2003, Mauro’s skills have been honed in the kitchens of the city’s most respected chefs including Marcus Moore at Sofitel and Raymond Capaldi at Fenix.
At The Independent Gembrook, Mauro has designed a modern Argentinian menu with the sophistication and flair harvested from working in highly regarded kitchens in Melbourne, London and Buenos Aires.