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Hotspot Ukes are “Brewing Up A Storm” For The Homeless

Pat Byrne of Greystones “Hotspot Ukes” has just sent us this video of the Hotspot Ukes doing a great version of “Brewing Up A Storm” which they just recorded as a single to raise funds for the Homeless at this very difficult and bitterly cold time of the year. Its a good cause, let’s support them.

The Hotspot Ukes

Pat says “Calling all Ukepluckers!
The Hotspot Ukes have recorded a single “ Brewing Up A Storm” by The Stunning for the homeless
so please watch it and if you think its good, like it! and if you really like it?…..tweet it and go to https://thehotspotukes.bandcamp.com/releases and pay €1 or more and we will pass it on to homeless charities.”

Ukulele “Summer Vibe” – by Walk off the Earth (Original)

No matter what the weathers  like where you are, this is officially summer here in Ireland, (at least it was today!) so we’ve gotta have a summer  ukulele song  so how about this?  “Summer Vibe” by “Walk off the Earth”.

Walk off the Earth are a Canadian indie band formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario. The band’s cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” using only one guitar went viral in early 2012 and gained over 124 million hits onYouTube.

Benny Chong plays “The Nearness Of You” @ Melbourne Uke Festival

Benny Chong (Hawaii) performs the Hoagy Carmichael standard ‘The Nearness of You’ at the Melbourne Ukulele Festival 2012. Supported by Ben Robertson (Melbourne) on bass.
Masterful ukulele playing…and the bass ain’t bad either :-)

PS: Always happy to respond to suggestions, thanks for your comment Jan- and here you are :-)

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.