Save Duke of Uke, Arrested for Ukeing: Friday Links

London’s chief ukulele floggers, the Duke of Uke are being chucked out of their premises. You can help them out by buying a t-shirt or donating on their website.

While we’re in London, good friend of the blog and all-around fantastic person, Lorraine Bow is running two ukulele courses from early June – one for ‘absolute beginners’ and one for ‘advanced beginners’. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend signing up.

Amsterdam may be famous for its legal laxity but Amanda Palmer got arrested for playing her ukulele in public. You can read her side of the story here.

Listen to Eddie Vedder’s ukulele album on NPR.

Stephin Merritt is releasing a new obscurities album and you can grab a free uke track from it on Merge Records.

Make your own felted ukulele gig bag

Lil Rev is raising money for a new album.

Religious cult’s ukulele band.

Playable lego ukulele (thanks to Emily).

Ukulele minimalism and songs with one chord.

I intend to steal this pun next time the Bushman slow-delivery issue crops up.

Photos: a tour of the Kamaka factory (via Ukulelia), 3 neck ukulele and others (also via Ukulelia)

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