Vertigo Smyth, Peter Delaney: UkeTube

The imminent arrival of Charlie Connelly‘s new book about Ireland has obviously got me excited as this week includes two Irish troubadours – Vertigo Smyth and Peter Delaney – displaying plenty of glum-fun.

Also this week: Katie Herzig (making very effective use of the dual ukes), some Indian/hair-rock fusion (*resists the temptation to comment on the Eleuke contest*) and any week Agathe and Fine make a new video it’s going to be my favourite of the week.

And do watch Gina&Stones if you haven’t yet. Even Lily Allen is tweeting about it.

Agathe and Fine – Rambling Man

Vertigo Smyth – The Armada Song

Katie Herzig – Wasting Time

Lisaxy424 – Dance With You

GUGUG – Don’t Fear the Reaper

Justin Haynes – She’s Not My Girlfriend (My Girlfriend’s Normal)

josnza – Paradise City

Ian Axel – Say Something

Sophie Madeleine – Stars

Peter Delaney – The Guest

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  1. Herman August 21st, 2010 6:17 pm

    I like Agathe and Fine with that ….. man!

  2. Jimmy August 21st, 2010 7:37 pm

    Ace selection this week. Gus and Fin probably my favourite by far.

    Also, did not know Charlie was a real author. Just thought he was just another guy with a hat and a ukulele.

  3. Foinnse August 22nd, 2010 5:16 pm

    Loved Agathe and Fin since first hearing their rambling man cover earlier in the week and subsequently looking into their other covers aswell. Great selction of stuff this week Al, Gus and Fin are great as usual, Sophie Madeline I’m a little in love with anyway and I though Peter Delaneys song was lovely. He manages to squeeze such lovely melody and rhythm out of his little Mahalo.
    Cheers -F

  4. Rob NY August 23rd, 2010 2:43 am

    I find Gina’s hand and arm movements hypnotic.

  5. Woodshed August 23rd, 2010 2:34 pm

    Herman: Me too. I can’t believe some people just walked past them.

    Jimmy: I think the ukulele/hat thing is his main gig. The writing is just a side gig.

    Foinnse: I like Peter Delaney’s stuff as well.

    Rob: No doubt.

  6. todd August 23rd, 2010 5:01 pm

    i love Peter Delaney man….
    so spare and beautiful…

    and it’s always fun to see two big dudes like Gus and Fin harmonize like they do…they’re super…

  7. Woodshed August 24th, 2010 4:49 pm

    todd: It’s just a shame the rate of GUGUG videos seems to have dropped.

  8. Africatwin August 24th, 2010 7:43 pm

    Agathe and Fine fine fine, lovely
    Great to see a post where I’ve met so many of the artists.
    I’m liking the Irish leanings (“,)

    The GinaStones video? well sometimes I wish I could unsee things.

  9. Iain August 25th, 2010 10:17 pm

    Got that GUGUG on repeat. It’s working my way into my soul…

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