The Funky Mamas get their inspiration from the glowing faces of the children, parents, grandparents and friends who come to their shows at festivals, fairs, theatres, fundraisers and other community events across the country. They are proud and excited to be part of the wave of Funky Families who are bringing their passion for playing music into their homes, communities and beyond……
Meet the Mamas!
There is always music being played at Tannis’ house. If you stop by, someone is surely strumming on a guitar or singing along to Danny Kaye. Be careful, if you go in you may feel an instant urge to pick up her ukulele and play along.
Georgia takes the term “multi instrumentalist” to a new level. She learned to play the musical saw from a gentleman named “Sawbones” who was living in a retirement home in Peterborough. She once played a duet with someone playing the chainsaw. They played a great rendition of The Blue Danube Waltz. ‘la la la la la’ ‘vroom vroom, vroom vroom’. (She also plays less dangerous instruments, such as guitar, mandolin, bass, penny whistle, harmonica and accordion).
In grade 7, Fiddle Mama did a project on the ‘how to play the jaw harp’ for her English class. Since then it has been one of her favorite talents. She has even been known to nurse a baby and play one at the same time.
Banjo pickin’ mama. Kate’s favorite instrument is her banjo ukulele which belonged to her children’s great grandmother. When she plays it we think it has magic powers that make all listeners need to get up and dance.