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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 […]

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 […]

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