Wednesday Links

16 years in the making, the documentary of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in Japan has arrived (half an hour long).

If you’re looking for some uke music on Boxing Day, Resonance are broadcasting four hours’ worth of performances from the Wukulele Festival including Sophie Madeleine, The Re-entrants, The Bobby McGee’s and an unmissable set from Bob Brozman. It starts at 8pm (GMT) and you can stream it on their website (or listen on 104.4FM if you’re in London). And take a listen to the Uke Hunt Christmas podcast if you haven’t yet.

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival has grown to encompass a whole week (25th of February till Tuesday the 1st of March, 2011) and a number of cities. The program includes The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Bosco and Honey and Shelley O’Brien

Ken Middleton has a new ebook out, 12 Hymn Tunes for Ukulele, which you can buy on his website.

Google have invested $600,000 in Miso Media (who made the miSonata app with KoAloha).

Corktown Ukulele Jam mix up ukes and strings for the Hallelujah Chorus.

Holland Greco (who opened the first Uke Hunt podcast) has a uke cover of Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance on the Frank Zappa birthday album.

UPDATE: Must be the season for books. Lil Rev has just sent me info on his latest book 101 Ukulele Licks (PDF link).

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  1. karl December 22nd, 2010 6:34 pm

    Congratulations! Although I hate the title of the ‘dummies’ series (try walking to the book shop counter with that under your arm), I admit they have some pretty good books – the one on harmonicas is simply the best in its kind. Count me in!

  2. pepamahina December 22nd, 2010 6:43 pm

    Hey, that’s great! Any idea what the release date will be for those of us on the other side of the pond?

  3. Peter December 22nd, 2010 6:49 pm

    Wow congrats Al!!!

  4. RobNY December 22nd, 2010 8:25 pm

    Congratulations on the book Al!

  5. Donnie Bubbles December 22nd, 2010 8:51 pm

    Woot! Good for you, and great for all who want in on the uke fun!

  6. David Barnes December 22nd, 2010 8:51 pm

    Well done on the Dummies book Al. That should be a nice little earner for you and 100% deserved.

    I work in publishing how-to books and consider Dummies to be the best in the business. They are the number 1 seller on almost every topic they publisher on. So this should be a nice little earner for you.

  7. L.bo Marie December 23rd, 2010 12:52 am

    Yay for a finished book! Congrats!

    And thanks for the corktown link *grin*

  8. Ken Middleton December 23rd, 2010 6:23 am

    Very well done on the new book, Al. I hope it is a real success for you.

  9. Marcelo December 23rd, 2010 9:29 am

    Well done! I’ll sure take a look at the book as soon as I can! Congratulations!

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