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If you’ve been following this blog, you might remember that I wrote a ukulele instrumental to celebrate the New Year 2010.

For the language anecdote, I had named it Year Shift because I had the Norwegian word årskiftet in mind. It was just the result of me experimenting on my Fluke, and playing along a melody I ‘discovered’ and liked.

If anybody had told me that my tune would be covered one day, I would have thought they were out of their …

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Today’s post is a surely akward attempt to fill the emptiness caused by the long absence of Uke Hunt posts and Saturday Uke Tubes as well as a means to let Al, the awsomest ukulele blogger, know how much we are all impatiently awaiting his return.

Todd Baio (USA) has released a four-song- EP which you can download for free over on Uke Hunt. Here is Suburban Fool, a really lovely song from the EP.

Krouk and Reno (France) in a cover of 1926 Blue Skies by Irving Berlin on a UB3 Gibson banjolele and Beltona soprano ukulele:

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Interviewing Al aka Woodshed, the webmaster from Ukulele Hunt, also described as the world’s handsomest ukulele blogger, had to be very special for three main reasons :

Uke Hunt is my absolute favourite ukulele blog.

– I have a lot of respect for Al, for his tireless contribution to the ukulele community, for having managed to make a living out of something he was really passionate about. I also love his writing style, his sharp sense of humour and extreme use of self-derision. And I admire his outstanding ukulele skills.

Al has been very inspirational and helpful and it is partly thanks to him that this very blog has taken shape.

Since I am no match for Al‘s wit, what better introduction than to ask him if there was something he would like to be asked about ?

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Al from Ukulele Hunt has decided to take a break until the 8th of May to focus on writing a new e-book on Ukulele Strumming, which seems to be an impossible task. In his last post he has kindly linked to my blog and since that day I’ve seen a great flood of readers from Uke Hunt in my numbers. Thanks Al !

As a result, I’ve decided to write all my posts in English until Al‘s return so that Uke Hunt readers don’t get frustrated ending up on my blog and finding out it’s all in French …
So welcome here and I hope you enjoy the posts.

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