Cait Ni Mhurchu, Holly Ni Ghrada and Georoid Mac Lochlainn are ukulele players from Belfast and they do fine versions of the Billy Holiday blues song “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” and Tom Waits “Jockey Full of Bourbon – in the Irish Language!!
The Rathfarnham Ukulele Group started last year in Rathfarnham. This is their first video – Elbow’s “One Day Like This”. A great bunch of ukulele players and newcomers are welcome. RUGS meet on Mondays @ 7-9.30 in the Educate Together School on Loreto Avenue Rathfarnham.
Contact 0879882213 for further details.
Check out the RUG’s Facebook page for all updates.
Only 5 days to go to the annual ukulele “knees up” that is the UkeIreland and UkuHooley Christmas Party. You really don’t want to miss this one – we’re pulling out all the stops to make it the best ever!
Shay “Zeffirelli” Bagnall has really excelled himself with his annual video invite to the party – watch it here, its brilliant! :
So see you at Foley’s of Merrion Row on Saturday December 7th.
2013 has been a great year for Minnie & The Illywhackers – their third album was released to great critical acclaim.
A stonking appearance at Ireland’s Ukulele Hooley in August, and just last week played a series of brilliant shows on the Pokey LaFarge Irish tour.
And it doesn’t end there, on December 19th they are hosting (with the Blood Red Mountain Band) a “Grand Christmas Barn Dance” at the Grand Social – So help Minnie & the gang celebrate and get your butt down to the “Social”!
Earlier this year Joe Byrne our esteemed fellow UkuHooligan ran a very successful and enjoyable six week beginners course for ukulele on Saturday mornings at the Dun Laoghaire Club in Eblana Avenue , Dun Laoghaire.
Well, the good news is Joe is going to run another beginners course starting on Saturday October 12th so if you know anyone who wants to start learning how to play the uke, draw their attention to Joe’s notice below. Joe likes to keep the classes small enough so people can get proper attention so these places will go very quickly.
A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE FROM UKULELE HOOLEY 2013 !
Thanks to everyone for helping to make Ukulele Hooley 2013 the best we’ve had!
We were blessed by glorious weather and it was fantastic to see the Peoples Park packed with happy people enjoying the whole event
Thanks to all the fantastic artists for brilliant performances at the “Ukulele Hooley Concert” in the Peoples Park on Sunday – we were overawed by the generosity of spirit of you all.
Thanks to everyone (and there are many) who helped in so many ways to make it all happen.
Thanks to everyone who came to all the events over the weekend, Workshops, the Bus Busk, the Open Mic on Saturday night, and of course to the 8 hour “Hooley” concert in the Peoples Park!
A special thanks to all the friendly ukers who came from overseas – we loved having you and hope you’ll come to Ukulele Hooley 2014!
We’re all thrilled (and greatly relieved) that it went so well – just a bit knackered – but we’re really looking forward to seeing your videos and photos .
A special thanks to the folks at DLR Co. Co. who make the whole event possible with their support each year.
We are already being asked for the dates for Ukulele Hooley 2014 and as soon as we know – you’ll know!