Ukulele Festival of Great Britain: Friday Links

The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain is going to take place in Cheltenham on 19th and 20th June next year. The bill is rumored to include GUGUG, Uke Box and Ukulelezaza.

And staying in Great Britain, Jake Shimabukuro will be performing with Bette Midler at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

John Kavanagh’s posthumous album Small Rooms has been released. You can find out more, listen to samples and buy it at

James Hill’s album True Love, Don’t Weep has won Traditional Album of the Year at the CFMAs.

New blogs from Aaron Keim and Ralph Shaw. Ralph has some excellent advice for getting kids interested in music, “Tip #8 If they do take up a musical instrument be sure to maintain a constant stream of negativity any time the subject comes up.”

Bosko and Honey launch their Ukulele Safari merch.

On Uker Tabs: Thom Yorke’s Cymbal Rush and Roy Smeck’s Tiger Rag

The old story of boy meets girl, boy blasts off into space, girl writes ukulele song slagging off boy.

Pictures: a bunch of exceptionally strange ukuleles (including Keith Ogata and Road Toad I think), Uni & her Ukelele & her Unicorn, The Shadow Shoots, Viva Cuba.

Make money writing about vintage ukuleles. Wait, why don’t I have a site about vintage ukuleles?

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