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UOGB in C: Friday Links

UOGB in C: Friday Links

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall prompted a flurry of press interest. No surprises that the only one that’s interesting and doesn’t drop the F-bomb was written by George himself. Here he is discussing adapting Terry Riley’s In C for ukulele. You can glimpse the results here and download the score in the underbar.

The first part of Matt Kresling and his ukulele’s trip to Madagascar has been my favourite documentary of the year so far. And now episode two of his Madagascar Journals is up. And you can download the instrumental and vocal versions of the theme tune (MP3 links).

Fred Sokolow has three new ukulele instruction DVDs out.

Kickstarting: Aaron Keim is raising money for a new Quiet American. Rewards include a full collection of Aaron’s songbooks, Skype lessons and a Mya-Moe ukulele.

Recordings: Grant Wood’s Grave by Craig Robertson, Chistofer “Nevershoutnever” Drew seems to have struck out on his own with a new song The Light.

Pictures: HoneyBell labels, Marlene Dietrich with uke, Ukulele Man Figure.

Video: Jack Johnson sings about plastic.

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