Now that Ukes for UNICEF is done and the dust has settled, it’s time to prepare for the next big ukulele event! The famous Ukulele Festival of Great Britain will be taking place from the 1st to the 3rd of June 2012. The festival will revolve around the Cheltenham Town Hall on the Saturday and the Exmouth Arms for Friday and Sunday.
Acts from the UK and around the world will be flocking to Cheltenham for the weekend to perform and host workshops for us mere mortal uke players. Some of the acts confirmed for this year’s festival include The Re-Entrants, Ukulollo and Gerald Ross – more to be announced later.
Tickets cost £30 for Saturday or £35 for the full 3 days.
Track 1 from her latest album, Settle Down.
From the Telegraph: “….meanwhile, in real life, teenage girls reach for geek glasses and tie their hair in buns when they want to go glam, and the male heart throbs don’t play sports, but the ukulele.”
I don’t really remember much about the original 21 Jump Street TV series. As a kid in the late 80’s to early 90’s I didn’t watch much TV and only caught the odd episode, but I do remember that it starred a very young but still very cool looking Johnny Depp!
Here’s a couple of videos I took over the course of the day. The first one is a montage featuring some of the very talented performers, the second is Krabbers with a rendition of his classic, Hedgehog Poo. Enjoy!
An epic day of ukulele shenanigans at Ukes 4 UNICEF today. A massive thanks to the BURP! crew for hosting such a fantastic event! I had to leave early to make my journey home, but I’m sure the uke-thrash down at the Three Horseshoes is still going strong!
In the dark it’s easy to mistake,
Love for a heart-shaped tattoo.
If only it were half that easy,
To feel my way back to you…
Regular readers of my blog already know I’m a huge James Hill fan. This is also my favorite track from his album, Man with a Love Song. In case you’re wondering, that’s his partner Anne Davison on the Cello and James is playing his custom signature model DaSilva cutaway tenor.