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Friday Links: Mini Shimabukuros, Popeye, Banned in Prison

Hawaii News Now are impressed by Jake’s sons’ ukulele playing. Choan Galvez has a new ebook out: For Four Fingers and a new one on the way Eight Rags a Week. Billy Costello (the original voice of Popeye) and his ukulele. A book teaching you to play ukulele is banned in Oregon prisons. Ukulele Player […]

Three Years of Patreon

I started the Uke Hunt Patreon three 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 tough times for everyone at the moment and I deeply appreciate you choosing to support the site. With the UK currently circling the drain […]

Merry Christmas See You in 2023

Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Mele Kalikimakaa, 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 2023 (year of the D7 chord). If you’re after some Christmas music and you’re as Spotify user here’s my Christmas Ukulele playlist. […]

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 […]

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