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Friday Links: RIP Rick Turner

Rick Turner, luthier and maker of the Compass Rose uke, has passed away. You can read fellow luthier Beau Hannam’s obituary for him here. And you can watch him playing some Django on one of his own ukes here. – The Ukulele 2022 playlist is taking shape. With tracks from hip youngsters with a laissez […]

Ukulele Clubs and Groups in the UK and Ireland

View Ukulele Clubs and Groups in a larger map For the last 12 years I’ve been keeping list and a map of all the ukulele clubs I’ve been told about. In that time, the list of UK groups has got unusably large. And, in a possibly related matter, I’ve been having technical problems with the […]

Friday Links: Theft and Ukerry

Ukulele sculpture by “Philadelphia Dumpster Diver” Linda Lou Horn. Seattle Police are searching for an armed robber who stole $100 and a Billie Eilish ukulele. Window Shopping – A Hess Juka ukulele from 1938 with a device that seems to be the forerunner of the Chordmaster. (Thanks to @hermanvdc.) – Ohana Vintage Line 390 and […]

Friday Links: Drones, Kevin Bacon and Slytherin Ukers

On Video – More evidence against the folks who say that if everyone played the ukulele the world would be a better place as Scott Morrison picks up the uke and makes a knob of himself. Not the only Slytherin uker. – You can now get your ukulele delivered by drone. – Kevin Bacon sings […]

Two Years of Patreon

I started the Uke Hunt Patreon a couple of years ago and the support of Patreons has made a massive difference for the site. A huge thank you to all the backers It’s been a difficult couple of years for everyone and I deeply appreciate you choosing to support the site and keep the whole […]

Merry Christmas See You in 2022

Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Io Saturnalia, Feliz Natal and Happy Holidays! (If you can be arsed with it this year.) That’s it from me for another year. I’ll be back sometime in January 2022 (year of the D7add13 chord, wonderful). If you’re after some Christmas music and you’re as Spotify user here’s my Christmas Ukulele […]

Uke Hunt’s 2021 Ukulele Favourites

It’s award season and time to hand out the most coveted of them all The UkeHunties. Ukulele Record of 2021: Tyrone and Lesley – Have No Words I don’t think there’s a better instrument pairing than ukulele and double bass. They’re made for each other. And that pairing is shown off on Tyrone and Lesley’s […]

Friday Links: Top Ukes of 2021, Personal Revelations

Last chance to pick up my tab ebooks at up 70% off in the Black Friday sale. Southern Ukulele Stores runs down its top 10 ukes of 2021. I was interview by Lil’ Rev. There were in-depth questions and he did a great write-up. Including some very kind quotes from people who I thought had […]

Friday Links

– Two sad losses for the ukulele world: Tin Pan Alley and uke enthusiast Fred Fallin and ukulelist and boogie board inventor Tom Morey. – Uke Hunt favourite, Lil Rev is launching a new ukulele book called Blue Arpeggios. You can back find out more and back the project on GoFundMe. – LP tells Guitar […]

Halloween Tabs and Chords

Now you’ve got your perverted zither costume together, here are some tunes you may wish to bone up on before the big night. Addams Family Theme Tune Black Sabbath – Paranoid Chopin – Funeral March Jonathan Coulton – Re: Your Brains The Cranberries – Zombie Dance Macabre The Decemberists – Shankill Butchers The Doors – […]

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