Ukulele Guild of Hawaii 2016, Early UOGB: Friday Links

Pictures from the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii’s 2016 event. If you’re looking for something to get me for Christmas, is selling a few of the ukes that were on show including:
Beau Hannam cedar/rosewood
John Kinnard sycamore/spruce
Little River koa “Aloha”
Rebel Elysium

Wilfried Welti has a new ebook of classical ukulele tabs. It contains 15 pieces from Tielman Susato’s Danserye. Wilfried’s tabs are always great and at €5 you can’t go wrong.

David Glyn Jones has digitised and uploaded a bunch of clips of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain from the late 80s and early 90s including their first filmed performance, a 1987 rehearsal, Cecil Sharp House in 1990 and behind the scenes at Pebble Mill.

One of the victims of the Oakland warehouse fire was 21 year old ukulelist Jenny Morris.

New Zealand parliament closes for Christmas with a ukulele song.

New Hit Single from Howlin’ Hobbit.

Johnny Depp and Korn do… a thing.

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  1. Ron Hale December 16th, 2016 6:53 pm

    Did not know you were a 6-string fancier, Al.
    Will start setting aside pennies to fund the Rebel Elysium for you.

    Do not expect it this Christmas though.

    Re old Ukes’ videos: Have a vague memory of an old YouTube video of Kitty’s – a paean to Yuri Gagarin – maybe you saw it, too.

    Was born in Oakland. The cynic in me does not expect anything much to be done about this.

  2. Woodshed December 16th, 2016 7:24 pm

    Ron: Don’t tell anyone but I even play the guitar.

    I definitely remember that. I think I can find it… Here it is.

  3. Howlin' Hobbit January 18th, 2017 4:38 pm


    Sorry it’s taken me this long (it’s been a bit crazy around these parts as my sweetie had to go in for heart surgery) but, thanks much for the mention of the Hit Single!

    My sweetie’s doing fine, BTW. Just going a little stir-crazy because she’s not yet allowed to be her usual workaholic self.

    For those who are interested, the Hit Single also comes as a limited edition mini-CD. You can find out all about it here:

  4. Woodshed January 19th, 2017 11:36 am

    Hobbit: You’re very welcome! Great to hear new stuff from you.

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