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Kala had $20.2 million of sales last year. If you’re a fan of Keston Cobblers Club check out the new project from, Cobbler uker, Matthew Lowe Stables. Their uke-heavy debut album is out in July but you can stream it here. How to become a professional ukulele player. 1920s Gretsch-made Tenor Banjo/Baritone Banjo Ukulele. The […]

Friday Links

Ukuleles – Following on from last time’s firewood ukulele a ukulele made out of wood reclaimed from a barn. – Better call Saul about this Lichty cocobolo baritone. – The earliest electric ukulele I know of the Gibson ETU3 (1949). They didn’t quite have the aesthetics down. – Shimo Ukulele Mania. – Swiss cheese Cheezy […]

Bill Sevesi: Friday Links

Kiwi ukulele legend Bill Sevesi has died. YouTube has the documentary Bill Sevesi’s Dream featuring the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra and some lovely playing from the man himself. Videos – A new Garfunkel and Oates special is out next week on Vimeo. You can pre-order it here. – You can watch all of Finland’s Pieni […]

Friday Links

Videos – Ukulele puppet and pets. – Trailer for the upcoming Garfunkel and Oates special Trying to Be Special. – Lego men help restring a ukulele. – Jimmy Fallon free-throws a ukulele filled with Fruity Pebbles Ukuleles – Port orford cedar, maple, mahogany and ebony tenor ukulele by Mya-Moe. – MP tenor Peruvian maple & […]

Ukulele Batman: Friday Links

Ukulele Batman vs Bagpipe Superman (here’s the tab if you want to play along). And, inevitably, it looks like a Batman ukulele is on the way. New Releases – Another excellent record from, UK folkies Ninebarrow, Releasing the Leaves. – House of Skin & Bones by Dana Hubanks – Sky Heart by Leaf Eichten Lovetree […]

30s New Order: Friday Links

Gus Raucous leads a version of New Order’s Blue Monday played on 1930s instruments for the BBC. The Boston Globe explores the roots of Aaron Copland’s Ukulele Serenade. Retractable ukulele. Musicians sing praises of Kamakas, Hawaii’s royal ukulele family – San Francisco Chronicle Pictures – Pixar artist’s ukulele lesson. – Roy Smeck by Paul Andrews. […]

Friday Links

Ukulele Go! has a tool to help you find chords that go well together. I’ve kicked off the Ukulele 2016 Spotify playlist. Not much there at the moment but it’ll fill up over the year. You can also find a full list of my ukulele playlists here. Ukulele favourites, Bosko and Honey entered Australia’s Got […]

Ukuleles for Ukraine: Friday Links

Ukuleles for Ukraine is a charity that raises money via ukulele-means to supply children’s homes in Ukraine with clothing, school supplies, medicines, educational technology, and musical instruments. They’ve just released a ten minute documentary of their trip and just launched a YouCaring fund that you can donate to here. The Hebden Bridge-based organisers of the […]

Ukuleles at NAMM 2016: Friday Links

This year’s Winter NAMM (the big music instrument trade show) had plenty of new ukuleles to gawp at: – The uke that’s really lubed my wallet-slit this year is the 2016 Kanile’a Platinum. I’m guessing it’s going to be over $3,000 so I’m just going to let my dreams be dreams. – Kamaka Ukuleles are […]

$300,000 Ukulele: Friday Links

Ukuleles – Madonna’s ukulele sold for $300,000 at an auction for Haiti. They could have saved themselves $299,700 and bought it on Amazon. – Zombie Ukulele. Learning – A selection of classical ukulele tab books for solo and ensemble ukulele. You can buy them in physical form or get the PDF version on a pay-what-you-want […]

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