Not everyday we have ukulele playing visitor from Hawaii, Fr Roland is a parish priest on Maui and just dropped into one of our monthly jams and joined right in. He also gave a lesson in a few of his favourite songs..
Nice little moment.
Yesterday 2134 Japanese ukulele players attending the Japanese Ukulele Picnic broke the official Guinness World Record – Now that’s impressive! They’ve set the bar very high for any future challenge – as we say in Ireland, “Folly That”!
Here’s the summer 2012 edition video of Uke Ireland news including a round up on next months Ukulele Hooley (Ireland’s international ukulele festival). Our grateful thanks for putting the video together to Shay Bagnall of the Ukeristic Congress,who of course, will be appearing at the Ukulele Hooley!
It’s not hard to see how love of the ukulele has spread, here is Singto Numchok and friends just having a cool easy evening doodling away on their ukes on a beach. Singto is playing one of his own songs.
Lovely easy performance….
Exactly two years ago we featured these fantastic young ukulele players – they were so good and it was all ahead of them!. Since then they’ve gone from strength to strength but this new video which features the two boys (one 14, the other 11) sharing one ukulele to play “Can’t Help Falling in Love” is pretty amazing by any standard!
Sophie Madeleine from the UK is currently on tour in the USA. Here she is joined by Jocelyn Mackenzie & Emily Hope Price on a cool interpretation of the the Andrews Sisters version of “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön.”
Sophie says of the recording, “One very warm afternoon in Brooklyn, I was joined by the scrumptious One very warm afternoon in Brooklyn, I was joined by the scrumptious Jocelyn Mackenzie & Emily Hope Price, also known as two thirds of ‘Pearl and the Beard’. United by a love of the wonderful Andrews Sisters, we set about making an homage to them, in the form of a cover of their 1938 hit “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön.”