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Tools of the Trade

I regularly get people asking what I use in my playing and in putting together the site. To answer those I did a post back in 2010. Things have changed a bit since then (most notably it makes no mention of apps). So here’s what I’m using these days. I’d be interested to know what […]

Ukulele Festivals 2014

Here’s a preliminary list of the ukulele festivals scheduled for 2014. If you have details on any others leave a comment or send me a message and I’ll get it added to the list. USA and Canada Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2014 Location: St James Hall, Vancouver, Canada Date: March 8 to 9, 2014 Performers: Danielle […]

Pete Seeger Roundup

When I heard about the death of Pete Seeger I knew I’d have to dedicate a week to him. He was a massively important figure in music and important in a way you don’t see very often. As a musical middleman. None of the Seeger pieces I’m featuring are entirely his own work (even Turn, […]

Video of the Year 2013: Nominations

Last year was another golden year for ukulele music. And it’s time again to spread the love for your favourites in this year’s vote. For the first stage, everyone gets to nominate up to 5 videos – leave them in the comments (click here for the comments section if you reading by email or RSS). […]

Merry Christmas! See you in 2014

That’s it from me for 2013 (year of the F chord). Just about. There’ll be the mini-ebook for Christmas uke-getters and possibly a super-special surprise post (or possibly not). After that, I’ll be back in late January. Until then, happy holidays (if you’re into that kind of thing) however you choose to spend it. I’ll […]

iPad App FAQs

The Uke Hunt iPad app launched on Monday. And it’s been doing well. Over 500 downloads by the end of Wednesday. I’ve been getting plenty of feedback on it (a big thanks to all those people). Here are the main questions I’ve been getting. I’ll keep this updated with any other FAQs I get. There’s […]

2013 Ukulele Quiz

Time for the annual Uke Hunt Christmas time-waster. – Grab a pen and paper – Display knowledge. – Check the answers here (no peeking). – Return in triumph or despair and share you score in the comments. Name That Chord What chord are these on a standard gCEA tuned ukulele? (E.g. C, Em, G7 – […]

Friday Links

T-shirt update: You only have a few days left if you want to buy a Uke Hunt t-shirt. The standard black t-shirt has sold over 100 so that will definitely be made. As will the women’s black t-shirt which has just past its goal. Unfortunately the white t-shirts weren’t popular enough so those won’t be […]

Summer Holiday

Time for a blog break. I’m off to aestivate for a few weeks. If you want to keep up with me I’ll still be posting on UkeToob and on Tumblr. Have a good one!

Where Are They Now? Video of the Year Winners

Every time the subject of the ukulele video of the year comes up, regular commentor, Ron Hale enquires as to the status of previous winners. So for him here’s a rundown of what happened to the ukulelists after the career peak of winning the award. 2007 Winner: Molly Lewis (Sweetafton23) – Tom Cruise Crazy Back […]

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