Archive for February, 2010

Ukelilli playing Edinburgh

February 19, 2010 1 comment

UkelilliAmerican ukulele musician Ukelilli is touring the UK next month and will be playing in Edinburgh on 3rd March at the Pheonix Cellar Bar at 8, doors are at 7:30 and it costs £3.  She has some great stuff and I’m planning on making it along myself.

I have also invited her along to the Ukearist on Monday 1st March which she’ll hopefully be able to make.

Categories: Gig

Songwriting Group

February 3, 2010 16 comments

After the impromptu song writing at last Monday’s Ukearist we thought we might try and set up a song writing group to meet up at a separate time from the regular fortnightly Monday evenings with a view to forming one or more groups to get something together for song writing competitions later this year.

It would be good to try and arrange something fairly soon.  Please let us know in the comments below if you would like to get involved with and devote extra time to this.

Categories: Song Writing

Richie from UOGB with a Ukearist t-shirt!

February 1, 2010 4 comments

Fame at last for the humble Monday Ukearist!  Here’s a pic of Richie from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain proudly wearing one of our very own Monday Ukearist t-shirts, taken last week in Belgium:

He explains:

“All I can remember is being strangely drawn to the light, after imbibing a small glass of Trappiste beer.
No wonder. The bulb had a filament in it.
Quite a rare sight nowadays!”
He also let me know that they are playing up in Perth on May 25th.  I am almost definitely going, anyone else fancy it?

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

February 1, 2010 1 comment

Two bits of UOGB news:

The DVD of their 2009 Prom is now on sale through their website.

If anyone already has this, can you rate it for us?

The other bit of news is that the UOGB will be playing in Perth on Tuesday, 25 May. Tickets on sale from Monday, 29 March.

Anyone interested in going as a gang?

Categories: Gig, Video