Friday Links

The online portion of the Art on a Ukulele campaign has kicked off with proceeds going to The Hepatitis C Trust. There are various levels of reward. I’ve gone for the Art on a Plectrum and have my fingers crossed for a Pam Glew eye-pick that will go great with my collection of Illuminati memorabilia.

Pelem guitarlele.
Hive’s Aural Genesis.
David Gomes T8-425 2000s Tenor 8 string.
Alula with crazy back.
1928 Martin 5K.

New Releases
Isaac Balson’s Mild Card complete with a Slow TV video for the whole album.
– Jacob Norman Chainsaw-Arm’s low-fi, 8-bit Heartburn64.

Not Ukulele
– Mexican popstar and occasional uker Natalia Lafourcade has put together one hell of a backing band for her latest album including guitarists Miguel Peña and Juan Carlos Allende. Take a listen to Te Vi Pasar and her collaboration with Buena Vista Socialist Omara Portuondo.
Musical fractals are completely insane.

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  1. Peteflunky May 12th, 2017 11:37 pm

    20th May New Forest Ukulele Festival. New event for the south coast, all the top bands playing plus workshops.
    Memorial Centre New Milton 11.30 to 8. pm
    More info at

  2. Jacob Norman May 15th, 2017 9:16 pm

    Thanks for linking to my album! I hope you guys liked it :)

  3. Woodshed May 16th, 2017 6:28 am

    Jacob Norman: My pleasure!

  4. Pete May 24th, 2017 9:54 pm

    MUSK is New Milton’s Ukulele Klub.
    We meet on the last Tuesday of every month @ 7 pm.
    Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road BH25 6DE
    All welcome Beginners old hands alike. We are disabled friendly.Free song book with over 90 songs. Come along enjoy an evening of Uke playing. If you do not have a UKE we have a uke you can borrow. Check out web site for all details.
    Cheers Pete.

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