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Ukelele master Ralph Shaw plays cannery Friday

Ukulele master Ralph Shaw plays Steveston
Ukulele master Ralph Shaw plays Steveston's Gulf of Georgia Cannery Friday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m.
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A showman and songwriter known for his ukelele strumming skills performs at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery on Friday, July 11.

Ralph Shaw, whose style is inspired by the vaudeville and British Music Hall era, plays the Music at the Cannery series.

Fascinated by the potential of the ukulele, Shaw found it an effective instrument to convey the music of the '20s, '30s and '40s, and in 1997 became Canada's "King of the Ukulele"—the title of his first solo CD.

Shaw's concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the cannery (12138 Fourth Ave.) in Steveston; admission is by donation. The Music at the Cannery series is sponsored by G&F Financial Group, Cannery Brewing Co. and Canada Berries, and is presented in collaboration with The Beat Merchant. The series continues every Friday night until Aug. 29, rain or shine.

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