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Silver Creek hosts 'international' ukulele event

About 140 ukulele players attended the Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival on Aug. 18. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)1 / 5
Ukulele players hold their ukes up in the air and cheer following a strum-along performance as part of the Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival on Aug. 18. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)2 / 5
About 140 ukulele players participated in the strum-along during the 2018 Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival in the Silver Creek Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 18. Players practiced the songs only a few times earlier in the day before the mass performance. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)3 / 5
Ruthe Batulis and Diane Hagler, both of Spooner, Wis., strum along on their ukuleles at the Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival on Aug. 18. The two play in the Hayward group The Ukuladies and Lads regularly. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)4 / 5
The Two Harbors Ukulele Group (THUG) perform in the large concert at the Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival on Aug. 18. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)5 / 5

An estimated 140 ukulele enthusiasts attended the Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival at the Silver Creek Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 18.

After a morning and afternoon of practice sessions, performances and jams, attendees gathered in the Silver Creek pavilion for the concert.

After a few songs from Ukulele Drive and the Two Harbors Ukulele Group (THUG, the host group of the weekend) the 140 players pulled out their ukuleles for the massive strum-along. The songs chosen for the strum-along remained in the 1950s and 1960s theme for the weekend, including a Buddy Holly medley and Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl."

Teri Cadeau

Teri Cadeau is a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle. 

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