Friday Links

Bossarocker is doing a ukulele show for Chorlton Arts Radio (a non-profit community radio station) and is looking for people to contribute their ukulele tracks to be played on the show. If you want to be featured, you can find more details here.

Classical ukulelist Herman Vandecauter has started a blog where you can find MP3s and such. Although not, as yet, his neighbour’s self portrait.

PBS special on Kamaka ukuleles.

Podcast of the SXSW Ukulele for Geeks talk.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are rather annoyed at the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra.

Mary Lou Dempler is looking for donations of (used or new) instruments and books for Boys’ Haven. If you can help out, contact her here.

Lil Rev will be releasing a new book titled 101 Licks for Ukulele according to the Humble Uker.

Mia Farrow ukes it up in Woody Allen’s Purple Rose of Cairo (thanks to Joe Zane for the correction on that).

I’m not quite sure what’s going on with Le Soir’s Ukulele Sessions. The old site disappeared. A new one has reappeared here. But I couldn’t get any of the videos to work.

Got a Ukulele isn’t impressed with the Duke of Uke.

Listen to a full James Hill show.

Darlin Ukulele T-Shirt

A mind-map of famous people who uke.

MP3s: Pegasus Bridge do a couple of their tunes on uke, Mad Mackrel has an MP3 from Lille, Stereogum has a track from Buke and Gass.

Photos: Mighty Boosh ukulele, Mallardy.

In the emails: In response to the birthday post, Dave made a great suggestion: “A uke ‘learning’ community / forum”. I think it’s a really interesting idea to have a forum that’s solely based on helping people play better but I’m not sure if it would take off. I’d love to know what you think of the idea in the comments.

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