Ode to Joy, Made In Hawaii: Friday Links

The UOGB provide a tutorial for playing Ode to Joy. Which you can play along with them at the Proms. They were plugging it on Radio 4’s Today (listen again here – starts about 1:41) along with Kathy Clugston.

Details of the John Kavanagh Memorial Concert.

Pam finds out what ‘‘Made in Hawaii’ really means. And the post is followed up by an article in the Hololulu Star Bulletin.

Uni visits Auckland where, according to the anchor, she’s a famous as the Rolling Stones.

For those of you who weren’t so keen on Madame Pamita’s lo-fi approach to recording, she has now rerecorded some songs in dazzling mono.

The Lille ukulele club COULE has a new website complete with uke-news blog in French and English and some funky illustrations.

Jeff always has the best ukulele photos on his blog and this one is an absolute gem.

Everyone is voting delete on this Flikr photo – it has to be saved (via Ukulelia).

Another – more challenging – ukulele quiz (via Seeso). 16/20 for me. But I dispute question 16 (and 18).

Daily Growl has an MP3 of Fanfarlo’s The Walls are Coming Down.

Uke Handie Stand.

I mentioned the other day that I couldn’t be sure Frank Sidebottom played the uke. I can now be sure.

Rodin and his Applause.

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  1. todd June 13th, 2009 7:02 am

    jeff’s photo was a gem…..

  2. pam June 13th, 2009 3:27 pm

    Wow, without Uke Hunt, I wouldn’t have known I’d made the big time. The editorial pages of the Honolulu Star Bulletin! Thanks for letting me know I’m a newsmaker!

    Heh. Lousy uke player makes news. Heh.

  3. Terry Truhart June 13th, 2009 4:53 pm

    Aloha, Al
    I got 16/20 on the ukulele quiz also,too. Yes, ukulele is to be pronounced. “OO-koo-leh-leh” The third and fourth syllable has a SHORT “eh” sound in there. The third syllable is not emphasized, as the “correct” answer is NOT shown on the quiz.

    A really appreciate all the work you put into the Uke Hunt newsletter. This was another great one.

    By the way, Al, You are an good advanced uke player, and your a professional on arrangements, and you have an excellent pro ear. I don’t think I’ve met too many uke players that did not want to get better. Playing the ukulele is like love, you always want it to get better.

    Keep Singing, Strumming and Smiling,

    Terry Truhart

  4. Woodshed June 13th, 2009 9:23 pm

    todd: Jeff finds the best uke photos. He once conned people into believing this was a picture of me.

    pam: They didn’t tell you? I noticed they didn’t bother linking to you either. But don’t get me started on the mainstream media.

    Terry: I don’t see pronunciation as being something that can be ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’. Probably as a reaction against teachers having a bash at some of my Yorkshirisms back in school. Thanks for the kind words.

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