Ukulele Links: Irish Uke Gathering, Julia Nunes Inspires Molly Ringwald

Last call for entries to the win a Kala Pineapple competition. It ends on Sunday.

Ireland will be having its first ukulele gathering in Dublin on August 9/10. Guest of honour will be Dan ‘Cool Hand Uke‘ Scanlan. If you’d like more info contact Tony Boland.

Italy’s first ukulele festival kicks off today with appearances by Bosco and Honey and James Hill.

Aldrine Guerrero releases his debut CD.

The Ten Commandments of Uke (via Ukulelia). And now that straps are verbotten, here’s the Catholic solution to a slipping ukulele.

Molly Ringwald was inspired to take up the ukulele by Julia Nunes (Noonz). That might be my favourite bit of news ever. Skip ahead to around 4:20. (Props to Uni for finding it).

Soldier’s Joy on Uker Tabs (Thanks Ken).

The Barnkickers are the deserving winners of ukulele for sale video contest.

You really should be following Ukulele Hero. Half the news here has already been on there.

The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton writing their next album on ukulele.

Get yourself a free ukulele by having your YouTube videos sponsored. OK, that guy’s not much of a uke player, but I think that’s a pretty good idea for people whose videos get plenty of views. Bushman are the Bentley of ukuleles? I’d say they’re more the Ford Taurus of ukuleles.

The Independent on Sunday‘s style guide favours the MJ Hibbett spelling of ‘ukelele’.

Ukulele greeting card.

Ain’t nothing but a G thing. Who plays the G chord like that?

Re-entrant tuned guitar. I love Soukous, but I never realised some of them replace the D-string on the guitar with a high E-string tuned to D – giving it a ‘my dog has fleas’ style tuning. Diblooooooooooooooo!

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4 Comments

  1. Nelson July 4th, 2008 3:36 pm

    I ? stuff.
    Thanks.

  2. karl July 6th, 2008 8:00 pm

    Actually Paul is solo nowadays, there’s no more beautiful south.

  3. Woodshed July 6th, 2008 10:37 pm

    Nelson: I don’t quite understand your first sentence, but you’re welcome.

    Karl: Thanks. That would explain why he’s had to learn an instrument.

  4. Emily Nunes July 23rd, 2008 11:32 am

    Julia’s last name is pronounced Noon-z (rhymes with tunes)

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