Ukulele News - 29 October 2011

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29 Oct 2011

Ukulele News - 29 October 2011

Here we go with this weeks ukulele news round up.


Comedian, Frank Skinner hosts excellent tribute to the late George Formby and the ukulele. I think its fair to say that Frank and George both polarise opinions, but I thought this show was handled brilliantly and was a joy for uke players. Includes contributions from Steven Sproat and the Uke Wednesdays group in London.  If you missed it its available on iPlayer HERE

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The Canadians have long been big fans of the ukulele, and this piece in the Calgary Herald gives a nice thumbs up to the uke

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I find fewer things more uplifting that stories about kids getting involved with a musical instrument - take this example, of St Saviours Infant School in Bath, UK. If you have kids of your own, think about putting a ukulele on their Christmas list!

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Fancy some Ukulele Bluegrass? Course you do!


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More news updates next week!

1 comments :

  1. It's nice to see a TV programme about the ukulele that wasn't treated as a joke.
    Frank Skinner did a good job, if a little biased.
    I think it's a case of, if you play the uke you get it.
    If you don't you'll never understand what the uke is about.
    I suspect that the majority of the UOGB audiences are uke players. The rest are long suffering spouses.

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