The Ukes Down Under: Friday Links

The UOGB documentary The Ukes Down Under is now available on DVD. Here’s the funniest DVD extra: the Aquila String Harvest. And if that’s of interest to you then, parliamentary sketch writer, Simon Hoggart knows exactly what you’re like, “They like to watch Miranda on TV, and hold their office Christmas parties at Café Rouge. They own little cars which have nicknames. Many belong to the Liberal Democrats.”

I sometimes struggle to convey just how glamorous the ukulele scene here in Derby is. Luckily, there’s a video that displays it perfectly: Gary Wilmot ukulele flashmobs Derby Westfield Centre. In other Derby ukulele news, The Re-entrants are splitting up but reforming as Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson and performing original songs.

New Releases: All Young Girls Are Machine Guns’ new one Here’s Hopin’ Tomorrow Never Comes, Ed Harley’s Dandelion Wine.

Kyle James Frazer did a great session for Radio Teeside.

Pictures: Custom Mo’o tenor by KoAloha. So it’s impossible to play a ukulele and not smile?

Video: Most Popular Ukulele Videos September. Documentary (in Portugese but with English interviews) about the ukulele and cavaquinho (including Ohta San, Victoria Vox and Sophie Madeleine).

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  1. Phredd October 12th, 2012 2:24 pm

    I love Friday Links!

  2. Kyle Frazer October 12th, 2012 5:07 pm

    Cheers Al. :)

  3. Kevin Buchanan October 12th, 2012 11:47 pm

    Great stuff, as always!

  4. Woodshed October 13th, 2012 11:14 am

    Phredd: Thanks! I like putting it together.

    Kyle: My pleasure. I could have timed it better, though!

    Kevin: Glad you enjoyed it.

  5. Jake Wildwood October 15th, 2012 8:25 pm

    Hey, meant to mention, thanks for the various links lately, Mr. :)


  6. Woodshed October 15th, 2012 9:03 pm

    Jake: Always a pleasure!

  7. ukuhippo October 20th, 2012 3:34 pm

    So it’s impossible to play a ukulele and not smile?

    Asked by the living proof.

  8. Hms October 20th, 2012 4:30 pm

    Ah the BBC 1957 spaghetti harvest.
    Love the Friday links, only one problem, too many days between Fridays!

  9. Woodshed October 20th, 2012 9:58 pm

    ukuhippo: Exactly! Plenty of us grumpy bastards playing ukulele too.

    Hms: That’s the first thing that popped into my mind as well!

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