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Friday Links

Taimane discusses her new album and exploring her Samoan roots. Mary Potter’s Girl with a Ukulele painting from 1922. Ukes are being touted as a way to make money from your hobbies and pay your rent. SUS discuss their top 10 tenor ukes. Patreon A massive thanks to all Uke Hunt’s Patreon backers for keeping […]

Friday Links: Terror in the Sky

Someone decided it would be a good idea to hand out ukuleles on flight to Hawaii and give everyone a ukulele lesson leading to headlines like “Terror In the Sky!” and “Why the Hague Exists”. Although, with the amount of cheap publicity this got, the furore might have been the goal from the start. Choan […]

Friday Links

Beau Hannam adds an understated whammy bar to a uke. Debut album from the ukulele duo Moon Berries aka Charlotte Pelgen and Sage Harrington. Returning a ukulele to the shop 100 years after it was bought there. (Plus a tour of Leeds and a quick history of Kumalae.) Belfast ukulele flash mob. Window Shopping – […]

Friday Links: Jake at Abbey Road, Embarrassing Moms

Jake Shimabukuro plays While My Guitar Gently Weeps at Abbey Road Studios The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra reformed to pay tribute to historian Lydia Wevers. Son repairs the damage his dad’s uke picked up in the Vietnam War. The unbearable embarrassment of your mom being in a ukulele group. Kala have released a new range […]

Guitar Pro 8: My Thoughts

Guitar Pro has been my tabbing software of choice since I started Uke Hunt fifteen years ago. So the release of a new version prompts equal parts excitement and fear at Woodshed Towers. I’ve been using Guitar Pro 8 for a few weeks now (on a Mac) so I thought I’d share my experience with […]

Sick Leave

Sorry for going AWOL this week. I’ve been under the weather recently and completely out of it most of the week. Hopefully I’ll be back in business before long. Patreon A massive thanks to all Uke Hunt’s Patreon backers for keeping the site up and running this month. And double thanks go to these legendary […]

Friday Links: Robot Overlords, NFTs and Margaritaville

After Scott Morrison’s ill-advised ukuleling, the uke became a bit of a running theme in the Australian election with ukulele leaflets and losing MPs being dispatched by a ukulele robot overlord. A bunch of ukulele groups have been doing great work raising money to aid Ukraine. If you want to give some direct help, give […]

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 […]

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