They’ve been around for a couple of years but just came across them today, Track Dogs are a band of Irish and Spanish musicians with great songs and some nice videos. Check them out on YouTube.
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.
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!
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 (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
Really nice version by Dave Spangler and Tom Pallozola who are “The Whole Earth Ukulele Orchestra” …….AND are also “Fleabitten Dawgs”. These guys have style in their performance. (check them out on YouTube)
The Original Rude Boys are three young guys from Dublin who’ve been going their own way with their songs and in just one year have begun to make a name for themselves.
Yep, they have a ukulele player in there (from the beginning) check out their other YouTube videos.
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.
Could it get any better? One of my favourite pop songs, The Ronettes’ “Baby I Love You” sung by one of my favourite singers Imelda May … and again accompanied by ukulele — Heaven!