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Friday Links

On Video – I’m back doing seven second ukulele lessons on Instagram (that are rarely seven seconds long). Tabs so far include Sweet Child O’ Mine, Anyone Who Knows What Love Is and the new ones from You Me At Six and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. – George Formby Society president bungees off Tees Transporter Bridge. […]

Friday Links: Dennis Rodman, Lenny Henry

Jake Shimabukuro has a new album out: The Greatest Day. You can listen to clips from it and pre-order it here. Videos – Dennis Rodman gives Eddie Vedder a uke. – Lenny Henry’s Formby-based This is America parody. – Kyotaro lays out on a UBass. Window Shopping – 1930s Martin 5K and 1920’s 3K. – […]

Friday Links: Penn and Piff, Motorhead Uke, UkuRobot

Videos – Penn Jilette and Piff the Magic Dragon sing the Dragon Song. – UkuRobot. New Releases – Brit Rodriguez’s album of children’s songs (plus a fantastic Daniel Johnston cover). – Debut album from uke-picker Mike Haysom. – Ukulele Glue from Kara Square and ccMixter. – Herman Vandecauter has released a new batch of expertly […]

Friday Links: North Pole Ukulele

Window Shopping – Martin have reproduced the Konter ukulele. The famous ukulele that travelled to the North Pole on Byrd’s 1926 expedition and was signed by Thomas Edison, Charles Lindbergh, and Calvin Coolidge among many others. – Summer NAMM 2018 (the music gear shindig) didn’t have much exciting uke action. Makala have eight-string ukes and […]

Friday Links: KoAloha Prototypes, Intros and Chord Z

New Releases – Excellent instrumental record from Uke Hunt favourite Choan Galvez. Your €4 gets you not only the ten tracks but also tabs of every tune. – New record from Taimane: Elemental. – Indie-pop ukulele from Gentle Brontosaurus. Learning – Latest ukulele book from Lil Rev: Intros, Endings & Turnarounds for Ukulele. – The […]

Friday Links: Jimi Hendrix, History of the Machete

There’s long been a story floating around that Jimi Hendrix started playing music on a one-string ukulele. Now Jimi’s brother has gone into a bit more detail. Herman Vandecauter has been collecting information on the machete and related instruments (the Madeiran forebears of the ukulele). Two books for community focused ukulelists: one for teaching and […]

Friday Links: A String Quartet, Space Robot and Cthulhu

Lovely new album from British folkies and occasional ukers Ninebarrow: The Waters and the Wild. Videos – Mass Appeal’s short documentary on Einer Bankz and how he collaborated with your favourite rapper. – Premiere of Andy Eastwood’s piece for ukulele and string quartet. – Helen Arney sings about the space robot Philae. Helen is also […]

Uke Hunt is Eleven

It’s Uke Hunt’s eleventh birthday this week. According to WebMD 11 year olds, “will likely be eating and sleeping more. He may complain of muscle cramps and growing pains. Some boys also start to get oily skin, peach fuzz on their upper lip”. Devastatingly accurate once again. Here’s a round-up of the goings-on of the […]

Friday Links: RIP Ukulele Ray

Very sad news this week that Ukulele Ray has died. He was a long-time champion of the ukulele, a fixture in the community and the pioneer of lunchbox ukuleles. Two exceptionally good records out this week: Zoë Bestel’s Transience and Ukulele Sketch Book from Craig Robertson. Highly recommend giving them both a listen. The eighth […]

Friday Links: Effective Practicing, Banjo Tunes, Vintage Strings

Manitoba Hal has some great advice on effective practicing. Jonathan Lewis has a new tab ebook of minstrel banjo tunes arranged for ukulele. It’s 17 tabs for $7. Check out his recent guest tab for a flavour of it. Friends of Mike Hind are raising funds to help with medical bills after a collapsed lung. […]

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