Ukulele & Languages

Different countries,
Different cultures
one common language... the ukulele.

Posts Tagged ‘instrumental’

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 …

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This is the closing post of the French ukulele week and we’ll be looking at Ukulele instrumentals performed by French ukulele players.

But first, for fresh news of the French band Cocoon, currently touring in Australia, a review of their Melbourne gig is available here via . Nice to read that Cocoon managed to win their Australian public over especially after reading this : “Though with two French bands on the bill you can be forgiven for expecting the music to be the sterotypical French fare”.

Anyhow, back to ukulele instrumentals with Valéry Sauvage and his cheerful paintings which will brighten up your Sunday. This piece by Thomas Briggs called Circus Jig, was originally written for the minstrel banjo and arranged for the uke by Rob MacKillop.

Mrpalimpseste performs a lively When the Saints go Marchin’ In on a Kiwaya KTS-4.

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