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Friday Links

A while back (quite a long while back now) I totalled up the chords in the songs I’d written up to find the most common ukulele chords. Now Uke Stuff have made a similar list. There are plenty of interesting similarities and differences. But I’m pleased to see the Pareto distribution remains. Easy Ukulele Songs […]

Friday Links

It’s your last chance to get a Uke Hunt t-shirt. You can buy them in the US and the UK until 31st October. Both campaigns have hit their goals so you’re guaranteed one when you order. New Releases – Debut self-titled album from Les Guitares Magiques with lots of old-timey jazz and blues. With appearances […]

Friday Links: New Releases, Fancy Ukes

The Uke Hunt t-shirts have passed the minimum order so they’re going to get made. You can order them from the US or order them from the UK until 31st October. New Releases – Lil Rev has put together a delightful romp through various Americana styles on his latest album Sing Song Daddy. – Head […]

Friday Links

I’m delighted to report that the Survivor Girl Ukulele Band smashed through its goal just an hour after the blog post about them went up. And they’re still going strong having passed $10,000. A huge thanks to everyone who pledged. And if you still want to pledge you can do so until 2nd October. Recently […]

Friday Links: Those Darlins, Burning Man

More sad news, I’m afraid. Singer and ukulelist with Those Darlins, Jessi Zazu has died of cervical cancer at the age of 28. New Releases – Wilfried Welti has just released a new tab ebook of tunes by Renaissance composer Tielman Susato. – Phredd has another barrel-of-fun kids’ album out Ukulele Awesomesauce. – The Burning […]

Friday Links: Kitty Lux

Founding member of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Kitty Lux has died at the age of 59. Kitty made a huge contribution to the ukulele world and the current scene wouldn’t be the same without her. I’m sure all ukers will join me in sending love to her family and to her bandmates. Videos […]

Bill Collings 1948 – 2017: Friday Links

Austin, Texas guitar and ukulele maker Bill Collings died this week. Collings began making guitars in the 1970s and launched a line of beautifully made ukuleles in 2009. Window Shopping – This September Fender are releasing a whole batch of cheaper ukuleles: the Seaside, Rincon, Zuma and Montecito. You can see some here and here. […]

Friday Links: Folk Tabs, Miniature Vintage Ukes

You might have seen me raving about Jonathan Lewis’s campanella tabs in the past. He’s back with a new tab ebook Classic Folk Songs for Fingerstyle Ukulele. This one has much simpler arrangements but still up to his high standard. I was very kindly gifted this two vintage tiny ukuleles made by Cy Tuff. He […]

Friday Links

New Releases – Debut solo record from Tobias Elof: Ukulele Meditation. As the title suggests, it’s more contemplative than his usual rapid-fire playing. But a very beautiful album. – Tasty Ukulele Songs by Crispy Jones Videos – The excellent PBS/BBC series American Epic (covering the earliest folk and roots music of the USA) has included […]

Friday Links: Ukulele in the Movies

In the Movies – Graham Jones’s film Sunshine Ukulele is about, “the impact of the internet upon music and movies.” Which makes the ukulele a perfect subject for it. You can watch the whole thing free on YouTube. – Zarha Lowzley’s scene playing her uke in Trainspotting 2. Window Shopping – Lichty Archtop U121. – […]

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