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….
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”.
Ukulele Hooley, Ireland’s ukulele festival is gearing up for its 3rd year and is happening on the weekend of August 18/19th in Dun Laoghaire (with the support of Dun Laoghaire & Rathdown County Council).
Its shaping up to be a great weekend of ukulele workshops, jams, open mics, and a fantastic line up of artists from both sides of the Atlantic. There is a lot more exciting stuff to be announced yet (including more artists tba) so mark the dates in your diary now!
The website is now live but there is a lot more information to be announced, so keep checking ukulelehooley.com for updates.
Levon Helm’s wonderful voice and drumming provided many of the great musical moments to the soundtrack of many of our lives. Levon died on Thursday April 19th and he will be be sadly missed.
He sang so many great songs but the one that has a special significance for ukulele players in Ireland is “Ophelia”.
Its in our songbook and is one of the featured numbers by the Ukeristic Congress.
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.