The Staves, David’s Lyre: UkeTube

I don’t usually put up album cover videos but I had to make an exception for the uke track on David’s Lyre’s new album. You can get it on Bandcamp on a ‘pay what you like’ basis. It’s well worth throwing in a few quid – it’s an excellent album.

Also up folkiness from The Staves, hula dancing with Da Ukulele Boyz, some Bach from Richard Durrant and more besides.

srpminc – The Corporate Comedian

David’s Lyre – Heartbeat

Tally Deushane – Don’t Sleep With Him

Richard Durrant – Bach Prelude BWV 1007

Salwa Azar – I Will Always Love You Cover

Da Ukulele Boyz – Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai

Susie Asado – Little Plastic Figure

LITTLE PLASTIC FIGURE from Veronika Samartseva on Vimeo.

The Staves – The Motherlode

Thanks to Ted.

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  1. daisy February 26th, 2012 1:17 pm

    please please please do tabs for davids lyre, ive been trying to work them out for agessssss

  2. Woodshed February 26th, 2012 3:20 pm

    daisy: I do love that song so I might well. I think he’s tuned down a step to F Bb D G. Hope that helps.

  3. Peter February 27th, 2012 5:39 pm

    Richard Durrant would make John King proud. LOVED the tremolo!

  4. Yukon February 27th, 2012 6:45 pm

    What’s the uke that Durrant is playing? It’s beautiful.

  5. Woodshed February 27th, 2012 11:40 pm

    Peter: I think he would have liked more campanella but I’m sure he’d have enjoyed it.

    Yukon: Not sure. My guess is that it was custom made for him.

  6. Mander Mae February 28th, 2012 4:35 am

    Unrelated to any of today’s cool videos I would just like to thank you for including strum patterns with your chords occasionally. Tons of chords online hardly any strumming help for a newb like me.

  7. Woodshed February 28th, 2012 11:04 pm

    Mander Mae: You’re welcome! I’m glad you find them useful. I’m never sure how much detail to go into. And some songs just get too complicated.

  8. L.Bo Marie February 29th, 2012 5:08 am

    Be still (stop frame) my heart! Little plastic figure was really cute! David’s Lyre is new to me, but a nice surprise…
    And, I think The Staves tune might have just made it’s way into my road trip playlist.
    Nice variety this week.

  9. Woodshed February 29th, 2012 6:34 am Glad you enjoyed it!

  10. JV March 4th, 2012 12:50 am

    Hate to be obnoxious, but is there anyway you could come up with a tab for Sleeping At Last’s “Porcelain”. It would be gladly appreciated! But, otherwise, love the site! It has really helped me learn the uke.

  11. Lonely Bear August 14th, 2012 1:32 am

    Richard Durrant’s uke looks sort of like a Kala Archtop that’s been sanded down and refinished. Looks waaay better than the sunburst finish.

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