This year’s ukulele festivals are stacking up:
- Ukelear Meltdown (in Newcastle, UK) always has the most interesting lineup. This year it includes acts from the US, Pakistan and Finland as well as the UK debut of Mighty Uke. Most of the acts on the bill are a mystery to me (as is the ticket ordering process).
- Lone Star Ukulele Festival including James Hill, Pops Bayless and Ukulele Bartt.
- NYUF early-bird tickets available.
Jim D’Ville finds a use for the compass on a Kala Travel uke.
Bushman winners – best video comes second.
In the comments: Jimmy made a few interesting points in his comments on the video of the year vote. A particularly contentious one: “Well, we’ve gotta rule out all the covers on the ground that they are covers and therefore have little of merit other than wankery.”