David’s Lyre: UkeTube

David’s Lyre is putting up one video a day for advent and they’re all available for free on Bandcamp. Two of those featured today – one cover and one original – in what’s quite a melancholy and jazzy selection.

David’s Lyre – Girls Just Want To Have Fun

roooseb – Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered.

Ben Mealer – My Blue Heaven

Daisy Dobuyuki & Ensemble Etoile – Zeke

David’s Lyre – Heartbeat

Emily Joan Pegoda and Christopher Holcomb

Cecy Leos – Menta Y Sal

Colin Tribe – Fawlty Towers Theme

Wilfried Welti – The Old Turf Fire

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  1. Herman Vandecauter December 11th, 2010 2:27 pm

    For fine ukulele playing you can’t go wrong with Welti!

  2. john December 11th, 2010 3:00 pm

    Hey Woodshed I really like the song heartbeat by David’s Lyre it would be cool if you could work out the chords for that song because I lack the skills for that

  3. sanford(andsong) December 11th, 2010 5:37 pm

    Fawlty! Love it!

  4. Howlin' Hobbit December 11th, 2010 7:33 pm

    I’m with both Herman and sanford.

    I like the cognitive dissonance of David’s Lyre (apparently) playing left-handed in one video and right-handed in the other. Woke me right up.

    Also never realized that Colin was from Barcelona. ;-)

  5. todd December 12th, 2010 9:23 pm

    Great to see Ben Mealer doin’ his thang!!! cool.

  6. Mae December 13th, 2010 6:23 am

    can someone please put the tabs/chords for this up kaythnxbai.

  7. Foinnse December 13th, 2010 1:13 pm

    Davids Lyre songs were lovely, he has a very pleasant voice. I also loved the fawlty towers theme tune, got to love that programme, absolute genius.

    -Cheers -F

  8. Woodshed December 13th, 2010 8:35 pm

    Herman: I’m really jealous of his technique.

    john: It’s a possibility. I like his stuff.

    sanford: Me too.

    Hobbit: I really want to make a granddaughter joke but I shall resist.

    todd: He has plenty of style.

    Mae: Which one?

    Foinnse: One of the best shows ever. Never much cared for the theme tune but that video made me reconsider.

  9. Bossarocker December 14th, 2010 5:49 pm

    Nice selection, Al. I see David’s Lyre resides at least part of the time in sunny Manchester… I wonder if we can get him on the podcast?

  10. Ben Mealer December 15th, 2010 1:32 am

    @woodshed Thanks for putting me on here. I’m a big fan of the site. I think my favorite this week is Wilfried Welti.

    @todd I’m not sure which Todd you are but I like your style. thx.

  11. Norbert Wozniak December 21st, 2010 6:12 pm

    What is a fair price for a Johah Kumalae Koa Uke from the 20’s, it needs some repair to the back due to the wood splitting and seperating around the edge… Somewhat minor from what I have been told. It has wooden tuning pegs and bridge. Case included and it is signed by what looks like class mates from “26” (i.e. 1926) Just curious…

  12. Woodshed December 22nd, 2010 7:47 pm

    Ben: Sorry, your comment got caught in the spam filter. Always a pleasure to feature you.

    He’s this Todd.

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