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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.

Ireland’s Ukulele Festival, “Ukulele Hooley” 2012 August 18/19 Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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, Legendary Singer & Drummer with The Band sings “Ophelia”

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.

Sing on Levon…