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After a week of regenerating sea air, cycling against the wind around the salt marshes and treating myself with plenty of  ‘caramels à la fleur de sel’, I am back for a new Ukulele World Tour.

Hope this picture will make you salivate…

Today we’ll celebrate Yorkshire day with a popular folksong in the Yorkshire dialect, then learn how to let it all pass away from the United-States, hear a Portuguese child song, move over to Brazil and listen to some fine singing by Agathe on Paris Plage.

To be honest I never knew there was a Yorkshire Day until I found the following song, On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at, and did some research on it which rather indirectly led me to find out about it. I love songs telling stories and this one says a lot about the practical sense of Yorkshire people.

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Time for another World Uke Tube !

This should brighten your day in case the weather is as dull where you are as it is here today. If it isn’t, please send some sunshine !

We’ll start with Portugal with the return of the Portuguese Ukulele Orchestra, Voodoo Marmalade, who will not fail to brighten the mood.

Portugal

Voodoo Marmalade in a medley Clandestino (by multilinguistic Manu Chao) / Chiclete

And since they’ve been silent for quite a while

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Today is the start of my holidays which means I am in rather high spirits despite a nasty cold. Perfect time to travel the world of ukulele ! Here is an international uke tube which will take you to all corners of the globe.

Wales

Hearing a Welsh song performed on a ukulele is very rare so I am quite pleased with this find !

Ar Lan Môr, Welsh traditional on ukulele performed by Nic. For an English translation of the lyrics, check the description of the video.

From the United-Kingdom to Brazil

Cousin Alice, whom I discovered at the Paris Uke Fest last year along withTricity Vogue and the Sugarsnap Sisters, has travelled to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to remix and record her latest song Swinging on Rainbows. She has teamed up with Brazilian

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That settles it : I can’t take more snow! Let’s spin the globe and find a warmer destination…. Right, give me time to pack my suitcases, hop on a flight ! Today we’re headed for Brazil ! Who’s coming along ?

Firstly, a bit of samba with Brazilian pop singer Marisa Monte‘s warm and rich voice in her hit Universo Ao Meu Redor

A few _ too few _ Brazilian ukulele videos have cropped up thanks to Marcelo Silva‘s Brazilian Ukulele Contest over on Ukulele Brasil.

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Time for more Beatles ukulele covers ! Today we’ll be listening to songs from the album simply titled The Beatles, more commonly known as The White Album. The White Album came out on the 22nd of November 1968 and is actually one of my favourite Beatles albums.

Here are 16 ukulele covers of songs from the White Album, from players from 8 different countries.

The Beatles – The White Album – Disc One

Four girls in the wind, (TinyBand) from the US play a lively and fun version of Back in the USSR with lovely vocal harmonies, kazoo, bongos, tambourine and of course ukulele.

Fabio Koryu Calabró from Italy performs an Italian version of Dear Prudence, Cara Prudenza, with Bosko and Honey at the First Italian Ukulele Festival in Vicenza.

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