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.
If you watched the BBC George Formby documentary a couple of weeks ago, you would have seen the talented Steven Sproat giving a virtuoso performance of the “Formby” style. Here it is again for for you to enjoy. Steven has been a regular visitor to Dublin to give workshops to UkeIreland members and he also appeared on the first Ukulele Hooley in 2009.
Motley crew of “the morning after the night before” ukesters, Dan Scanlon (Ukulele Ireland’s “Godfather”), Ken Middleton & Manitoba Hal attempting a uke version of “Hey Joe”, made famous by the late Jimi Hendrix. One of those musical moments that don’t quite make journey intended but are magic for all the right reasons – ukes and happy moments!
One of the great delights of ukulele festivals is meeting up with ukulele friends and it was wonderful to see so many at the Ukulele Hooley By The Sea. Tom Allard, an old ukulele friend from Michigan travelled all the way to Dun Laoghaire and was the life and soul of the festival!
He also made this wonderful compilation video of the festival, just enjoy!