Monthly Archives: January 2012

George Formby “Splitstroke” & “Triplet” tutorial

Ok, you either like George Formby or you don’t…… … there are two distinct camps on this but even if you don’t like George Formby songs, he was a master of his instrument. If you’ve ever tried to play like Formby you’ll appreciate just what a wizard the man was.
Anyway, two of the most amazing techniques he introduced were the “Splitstroke” & the “Triplet” and there are a number of videos on YouTube demonstrating how to learn them but this recent one caught my eye (thanks Tommy!) and I thought it probably one of the best around.
So, if you want to play like the “Master” here’s the lesson for you.
:)

And here’s Georgie Boy playing “The Barmaid At The Rose & Crown” mentioned in the lesson.

Lisa Hannigan :: Passenger Documentary

On Lisa Hannigan’s wonderful “Passenger” album released at the end of the year she features the ukulele on a number of songs and also in her performance set. Lisa has been playing the ukulele for some time (as well as her mandolin & guitar) and her song “Knots” was released as a single from the album.
Lisa is playing at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on March 8th.