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Ode to Uke limited edition print version now available – release offer

Prefer flicking paper rather than clicking a button?  The smell of paper is preferable to that of plastic.  Well have I got a treat for you.  The print…

To Hear Your Banjo Play – Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax

This is a great little American folk music documentary by Alan Lomax & narrated by Pete Seeger.

Sylvie Simmons Interview

During an illustrious career Sylvie Simmons has published a book of short stories, written acclaimed biographies of two musical heroes of mine, Serge Gainsbourg and recently Leonard Cohen and…

Busker with electric eight string ukulele

Might have been a different instrument but looks like a uke.

Mahalo surf

There’s a new surf range from Mahalo.  A steel and nylon string ukulele but also, more excitingly, a lap steel slide guitar shaped as a surfboard.  Yep, that’s…

Chances with wolves and Elyas Kahn

My favourite radio program at the moment is the brilliantly eclectic chances with wolves on East Village Radio.  Besides a great name, there’s a mixture of rockabilly, soul,…

Willa Holland and her ukulele

Willa Holland of the O.C., Gossip Girl and all sorts of other stuff I’ve never actually seen plays the ukulele!  She’s even managed to get a song called…

East Sussex – catch the island spirit

It was -5, snowing, but I still caught that island spirit.

Gidget – big kahuna plays ukulele

Gidget, a portmanteau of girl and midget, is a surfing movie with a girl protagonist from 1957.  It’s no Nicholas Ray film but the first half, if you…

The Magnetic Fields – The Book of Love live at wfuv

For any amorous ukulele players out there.  The Book of Love by Stephin Merritt of the The Magnetic Fields.     I’m not sure what ukulele he’s playing…