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How about a relaxing weekend travelling around the world to the sound of some great classical or fingerstyle ukulele videos ? Three continents are represented in today’s selection which comprises work by composers as well as original arrangements. Enjoy !

1. Belgium

Herman Vandecauter performs a ukulele arrangement of a Corrente, an Italian courtly dance from the 17th-18th century as well as a Giga from a partita by Filippo Sauli.

2. Korea

A very pleasant Study in C Minor arranged by 이인하

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Al from Uke Hunt recently sent me a link to a German Ukulele YouTube Channel called VISIONSMagazin. The channel features ukulele sessions from the Kleinholz project (new ukulele videos every Monday). The concept is to ask various artists normally playing the guitar to play one of their songs on the ukulele.

Here are some sample videos from the channel in various styles and languages. Thanks to Al for finding this YouTube channel.

Frank Turner from the UK sings Sailor’s Boots. You can hear his live guitar performance of this song here.

A trio from Trier, Love A in a bathroom performance

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This week’s Ukulele World Tour has a certain summer feel and adds a new dialect to listen to with the German Viennese dialect from Austria.

Herman Vandecauter, Paulien and Alex invite us to Spain with their version of La Cucaracha. Meanwhile, David Owens from the US tells us about Paul Simon‘s fifty ways to leave your lover

Charles Song from Brazil will let you revise some classics while Amanda from Taiwan and Sparkly Rhythm will conclude this post with ukulele covers in Chinese and Thai.

Country: Austria / Language: Austrian (Viennese dialect)

Gofel and Ronaldo perform Glaabst i bin bleed (meaning ‘Do you think I am stupid’) from the Viennese band Worried Men Skiffle Group.

They do not seem unduly worried…

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For those of you who have missed the Ukulele World Tour posts, I have finally found a bit of time to scan for the latest world videos. Today’s selection include ukulele videos from Finland, Brazil, Thailand, Germany, Denmark and Italy.

6 Countries, 4 languages… I hope you enjoy!

1. Country: Finland / Language: English

Jussi and Michael cover Have You Ever Seen The Rain by the band Creedence Clearwater Revival

2. Country: Brazil / Language: Brazilian Portuguese

Thanks to Marcelo from the blog Ukulele Brasil, here is Brazilian ukulele player Ivo Mozart in Mocinho do cinema.

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Focus of this week’s Ukulele World Tour will be on folk songs. I really like folk songs as they often relate real-life stories, thus revealing a fragment of a country’s history and culture.

I love it when ukulele players who upload videos give full details about the background of the songs they are performing. I have found a nice selection of these for you to enjoy this week.

Nice language finds this week too with a ukulele video in Chamorro and another in Hungarian.

Country: Australia / Language: English

Here is a lovely English folk ballad performed by eugeneukulele on a Mya Moe mango resonator ukulele.

I found the sheet music for this song here but the lyrics are quite different. There seems to exist several variants of the song.

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