London Ukulele Festival: Friday Links

The London Uke Festival 2009 will be held on 20th June. They’ll be attempting to break the world record for most ukuleles played at the same time. You can read more about it in this PDF and register on their website.

More festival news: the Milwaukee Ukulele Festival will include Victoria Vox, The Fabulous Heftones, Boulder Acoustic Society and Lil Rev.

Amy Crehore’s Ticker #2 ukulele is revealed. More pictures on Flickr.

Armelle is posting videos of ukulele songs in different languages (and part two is here and part 3 here). If you know of any others let her know.

The tragedy of the T-Rex in t-shirt form.

Ken Middleton has a new job: Official European envoy for Ohana Ukuleles.

Watch the KoAloha Story here – worth signing up to the site for. But skip about the first 1/3 of the main film and go straight to the animation.

Rod Thomas’s award winning song Same Old Lines is now being used in a DFS ad. And Mr Kazookeylele flogs Doritoes.

Trying to win Zooey Deschanel’s heart by building her a ukulele.

‘Ukelele’ spells trouble for Clint Eastwood.

Ukulele Mike sees himself as the Susan Boyle of the ukulele. He also seems to be spamming the hell out of Twitter in the hopes that Perez Hilton and Jessica Alba are fans in the making.


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  1. zymeck May 8th, 2009 3:20 pm

    Glad to have you back Al. :D

  2. Armelle May 8th, 2009 3:30 pm

    Great to have you blogging again !

    Thanks a million for posting my Ukulele and languages links.
    There is now a part four on the blog too:

  3. cardboardfrog May 8th, 2009 4:58 pm

    yay, you’re back! in your absence i bought two new ukuleles, a baritone and a resonator, you taking blog breaks really hurts my bank account lol

  4. Jimmy May 8th, 2009 5:27 pm

    Zooey Deschanel <3

    Also good to have you back. I might try to get over for the London uke festival.

  5. Iain May 8th, 2009 5:38 pm

    All of the above seconded, although unlike cardboardfrog, my bank account was twatted even before you left.

  6. moocher May 8th, 2009 5:42 pm

    Good to have you back

  7. LonnaB May 8th, 2009 6:02 pm

    Hope you enjoyed your break. We’ve all been going mad. :)

  8. Woodshed May 10th, 2009 10:19 am

    zym: Thanks.

    Armelle: You’re adding posts faster than I can keep up with.

    cbf: I’ve been trying to resist the temptation of a resonator for some time. I don’t think I can hold out much longer.

    Jimmy: I think I may well be there as well.

    Iain: Don’t worry, he’ll be crippled with student debt before too long.

    moocher: Good to be back.

    Lonna: A pretty good break. I got somewhere with the strumming book. Still a long way to go.

  9. Armelle May 10th, 2009 11:12 am

    :-) and part five on Celtic languages is here :
    (not so many ukulele videos there I’m afraid so if anyone can help, let me know by leaving comments)

  10. Woodshed May 10th, 2009 2:26 pm

    Armelle: Good luck with that one.

  11. Rapphyo May 11th, 2009 12:22 am

    Hey people!! The 26th, 27th an 28th of June there will be the Italian Ukulele Festival, in VIcenza !!!

    more info


  12. Gideon Rigal June 10th, 2009 8:04 am

    The Brockley Ukulele Group play The Amersham Arms in New Cross, London this Sunday 14th June.

    There are 8 of us playing covers of anything from Kanye West to Rawhide and from The Ramones the Buggles! It’s free entry and starts at about 8pm!!! We play from a ukebox of 50 songs. Shout out the number and we’ll play and sing your song!

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