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Friday Links: Art on a Postcard, Irish Tunes

Jonathan Lewis launched his excellent and challenging ebook Irish Tunes for Campanella Ukulele a couple of years ago with a guest post about campanella ukulele. It was well worth a buy then and he’s been adding to it since and he’s just updated to the final version which includes 40 tunes (16 jigs, 11 reels, […]

Friday Links

Videos – Mandy Harvey: singer and ukulelist who has been deaf since 18. – Taimane has tips for travelling with your ukulele. – Manitoba Hal on spicing up your blues. – Hawaii Music Supply visits the Pono factory. Ukes – Some fancy fret marker inlay from Ko’olau: shark fin style and wifi style. – Hive […]

Friday Links: New Ukes, Humidity and Pasties

The Ukulele Site has an extensive post on ukuleles and humidity. Ukulele rapper has a pasty named after him. Ukes – Lichty document making a steel-string baritone for Richie Williams of the UOGB. – Newfangled uke by Murray Kuun. – G-string Custom Sun Inlay. – Hive ukulele and amp. Images – Playing ukulele for the […]

Friday Links: Looping Ukulele, Dogs and Rihanna

Videos – Manitoba Hal has some tips for using a looping pedal with your ukulele. – Rachel Manke tests out Ohana’s Martin Style 3 copies. – Lorraine Bow of Learn to Uke chats with James Hill and Anne Janelle. And her group recently Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. – Ukulelia spots some ukuleles at the South Pole. […]

Luthiers for a Cause

Luthiers for a Cause is a new project bringing together six incredible luthiers (Steve Grimes, Beau Hannam, John S Kinnard, Jay Lichty, Jake Maclay and Joji Yoshida) and two trees nicknamed The Tree and Lucky Strike. These luthiers will each build a ukulele and sell it to benefit The Ukulele Kids Club. If you can’t […]

Friday Links: New Books, Records and Ukes

New Releases The Ukulele 2017 Spotify playlist is up and running with early contributions from Keston Cobblers Club, The Bookshop Band, Ukulele Sunnyboy and plenty more. Plus plenty of other Spotify playlists here. – Manitoba Hal double album Live in Ghent. – Craig Robertson’s Jungle Logic. – Brit Rodriguez’s The Little Song. Ukes – Chinese […]

Ukuleles at NAMM 2017: Kala, Martin, Ohana, RISA

The music instrument industry had its big shindig recently and there were plenty of new ukuleles being shown off. – Kala have gone all out on visual impact with the parquet flooring ukulele and the Kala Salt & Pepper Dog Hair Mahogany. They’ve also taken their bass ukes to the next stage with a one […]

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, TheUkuleleSite.com 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 […]

Friday Links: New Elements, Handsome Ukuleles

Videos – Helen Arney updates Tom Lehrer’s The Elements to include the four new additions to the periodic table. – Folk guitar legend Martin Simpson discusses playing the ukulele (I tabbed out the tune he talks about and noodles with back here) (Via @ukeist). Ukes – aNueNue’s Koa Bird ukulele is very stylish. – As […]

Friday Links

It’s nearing the end of the year and the Ukulele 2016 Spotify playlist is taking shape. As always, there’s a wide variety of great music from world famous virtuosos to low-fi indie acts, novelty songs to slick Hawaiian standards. So whatever you’re into you should find something you like on there. New Releases – New […]

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