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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:32 pm
by burningviolin
Um I dunno, Have you seen these guys? Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain doing a cover of Wuthering Heights. I'd love them to do a cover of a LC song. First we take manhattan maybe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSed1K-QNMc This is wuthering heights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLQ2eh5LfZY Smells like teen spirit (Nirvana)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEdH1tNP51Q Satellite of Love

BV

Re: Leonard Cohen & Kate Bush?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:05 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
i like the ukulele orchestra's version of wuthering heights.

anyone who wants to join them in concert - here's your chance :

Play along to Prom 45 at home, in the hall or online...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio3/2009/ ... home.shtml

Re: Leonard Cohen & Kate Bush?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:36 pm
by burningviolin
sebmelmoth2003 wrote:i like the ukulele orchestra's version of wuthering heights.

anyone who wants to join them in concert - here's your chance :

Play along to Prom 45 at home, in the hall or online...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio3/2009/ ... home.shtml

That looks really cool, only thing is I can't get it in my area. Would love them to come to Ireland to do some gigs.

Re: Leonard Cohen & Kate Bush?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:05 pm
by mr.midnight
How about a Leonard Cohen and Marianne Faithfull duet?

This should maybe be in another thread, but I always thought they had a few things in common and I'm surprised they haven't worked with each other musically.

Re: Leonard Cohen & Kate Bush?

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:26 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
too much theorising in this thread.

start mixing at http://www.ytdub.com

schools equips pupils with ukulele lutes

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:32 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
School ditches recorders for ukuleles

A school has replaced traditional recorders with ukuleles. Rood End Primary School have bought more than 60 ukuleles lutes for pupils aged eight to 10 to help learn songs...


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... leles.html

Re: schools equips pupils with ukulele lutes

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:38 pm
by burningviolin
sebmelmoth2003 wrote:School ditches recorders for ukuleles

A school has replaced traditional recorders with ukuleles. Rood End Primary School have bought more than 60 ukuleles lutes for pupils aged eight to 10 to help learn songs...


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... leles.html
Thats a brilliant idea, 30 recorders in the one room playing different notes...headache just thinking about it. On the other hand...ukeuleles, much better idea and its cool at the moment too. Great stuff.

ukulele alert - the revolution is here!

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:16 am
by sebmelmoth2003
ukulele players required to show solidarity with sacked workers on the isle of wight.

http://ventnorblog.com/vestas-sit-in-ca ... e-players/
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the jam link at blog doesn't appear to be working but i got there via google cache :

http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:pZ ... clnk&gl=uk

Re: Leonard Cohen & Kate Bush?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:32 pm
by John the Shorts
Ukulele Orchestra becoming too popular - they should have called it a day after Anarchy in the Ukulele

Re: Leonard Cohen & Kate Bush?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:47 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
very droll, John the Shorts ;-)
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...Musician Jim Simmons signed up to join a chorus of 1,000 ukulele players at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms on Tuesday night.

He reveals how he got in shape for the gig - and whether it sounded any good...


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8209243.stm

prom audio - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00m68x7
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radio programme - audio online until sunday 23 august, 2009.

Phill Jupitus follows the celebrated ensemble of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players who command a cult following.

Their unique blend of comedy and music fills venues worldwide and boasts many celebrity fans.

Musicologists explain the finer nuances of their subversive and high-quality ukulele playing and arrangements.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00c67jq

Re: Leonard Cohen & Kate Bush?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:17 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
the dulwich ukulele club.

http://theduc.blogspot.com

Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:02 pm
by jarkko
Have you seen these guys? Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain doing a cover of Wuthering Heights.
The orchestra gave a concert last week here in Helsinki. Thanks to some messages on this Forum, Eija and I decided to go.
Hilarious concert by a very skilful and innovative band. Great performances of not just "Wuthering Hights" but also
"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly", plus many more, and the gig finished by their stylish version of "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius.
Don't miss this orceshtra if they perform near you!

Re: Leonard Cohen & Kate Bush?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:17 am
by John the Shorts
sebmelmoth2003 wrote:very droll, John the Shorts ;-)
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...Musician Jim Simmons signed up to join a chorus of 1,000 ukulele players at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms on Tuesday night.

He reveals how he got in shape for the gig - and whether it sounded any good...


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8209243.stm

prom audio - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00m68x7
-------------
radio programme - audio online until sunday 23 august, 2009.

Phill Jupitus follows the celebrated ensemble of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players who command a cult following.

Their unique blend of comedy and music fills venues worldwide and boasts many celebrity fans.

Musicologists explain the finer nuances of their subversive and high-quality ukulele playing and arrangements.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00c67jq

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 5122070808# :-)

Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:43 pm
by sebmelmoth2003
i'm glad you enjoyed it jarkko - that was a nice gesture for them to play finlandia.

i looked it up on wikipedia - bizarrely, at one stage, it was the national anthem of biafra!

here's finlandia with words!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omlBeCGLFG4
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thanks for the google link John the Shorts - that (well-refreshed?) german audience seemed very responsive :)

Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:15 pm
by burningviolin
jarkko wrote: Don't miss this orceshtra if they perform near you!

I really hope they come to Ireland soon!