Ukulele At The Edinburgh Fringe

The 60th Edinburgh Festival Fringe kicked off at the weekend and – amongst the many desperate self-publicists wandering around in lurid, skin tight clothing – are a few ukulele acts.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Sugar Plum Fairy (mp3)
My Baby Does (mp3) via UOGB

The biggest names in the uke world appearing at the festival will be the UOGB who will be appearing at the Assembly for three nights (this Thursday to Saturday) as part of the tour supporting their new album Precious Little.

Stuckey and Murray

Comedy duo who call their music ‘Cognitive Rock’ or ‘Cock’. If that video wasn’t enough to convince you of their cerebral charms, check out the Ukulele Song and download a couple of mp3s on SoundClick.

Appearing at the Underbelly all month.

Liz Bentley

Comedy songs and poetry taking a light-hearted look at bulimia, multiple sclerosis, expressing green breast-milk, public indecency and life as a therapist and a therapee. Her website says she’s willing to smash up a ukulele if enough people want her too. Now that’s just sick and twisted.

Appearing at Just The Tonic all month.

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