Great Britain and Denver Ukulele Festivals 2010: Friday Links

The New York Times declares the end of the ukulele fad, “The high school girl has shelved her “uke” with her slave bracelet.” Michael has been turning up a whole load of great stuff on The Backwards Ukulele Player – well worth subscribing to.

Line-ups for the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain and Denver UkeFest 2010.

The Blockheads play ukulele for a little while at least (thanks to Mike for that).

Frank Skinner wants to write an England football song on ukulele.

Armelle finds 7 ukulele tutorials for strumming and fingerpicking.

Hergonomic ukulele design.

Things to make: a ukulele from a tub of butter, Herman’s ukulele ribbon.

MP3s: Local Vertical has April Smith’s rather brilliant Colors, Eardrums has Oh, Harry’s He Is Not the One. Here Comes the Flood has a track from the new Julia Nunes EP, Seychelles Footwear are giving away the ukulele song from their ad.

Pictures: Norwich Ukulele Society = super cool, uker on Google Street View.

In the comments: In response to the post about Mid-East ukuleles, robgonzo mentioned this rather fantastic instrument he had made.

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