Ukulele & Languages

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Chorlton Arts Radio’s first ukulele show

21 2010

Last Wednesday evening marked Bossarocker‘s first ukulele show for the Chorlton Arts Radio.

She did an excellent job gathering songs from various ukulele players in different styles of music, finding appropriate transitions between the tracks and not least of all, she even managed to get a spoken interview from Al from Uke Hunt. Despite what he is saying, I didn’t find his interview awkward at all.

Speaking of great transitions, she did ask me a few questions too and I was pleased to be introduced right after the song of the Eyjafjallajökull by Eliza Geirsdottir Newman, an Icelandic singer and ukulele player. Pronouncing the name of the volcano has become a favourite game with my children at home, generating plenty of laughs.

If you’d like a list of the tracks that were played during the show, check out Bossa‘s blog here.

Don’t miss the second episode of the ukulele show next Wednesday (26th of May) at 7pm (GMT) which will feature some classical ukulele. To listen, go to this link and click on the Listen online link on the page.

While we are on the subject of Chorlton, if you are in this area, Andrew Butler informed me in a comment that he was hosting a ukulele Extravaganza at the Lloyds hotel from 9:30 onwards.

The event will feature some of Manchester‘s best ukulele players :

Andrew ‘blind boy’ Butler

Black Jack Barnet

Richard Barry

Papa John McKay


  1. Bossarocker on the 22nd of May 2010 @ 14:59

    Thanks for the write up, Armelle! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I didn’t think Al’s interview sounded that bad either(he’s right about being the handsomest ukulele blogger though – not like me, I have a perfect face for radio).

    Thanks again for agreeing to take part, you had some really interesting stuff to say in your interview & it was great to find out a bit more about you. Your blog is a contant source of inspiration & the show probably wouldn’t have happened without you & Uke Hunt. Thankyouthankyouthankyou xxx

  2. Armelle Europe on the 23rd of May 2010 @ 19:10

    Bossarocker : You’re very welcome ! Thanks for the kind words about the interview and my site. I’m very glad I have taken part in the first real radio ukulele show and I hope there will be many more to come.
    I definitely think you should carry on broadcasting about the ukulele. You’re doing really great !

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