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A few sounds

One or two of the instruments we have available for the Festive Season can be heard in these clips.

Long neck Baritone Uke.

Unfortunately, it is me playing them, rather than someone who really can, but they give you a reasonable idea of the sounds they make. Recorded straight onto the camera with no gimmickry prior to being crunched by youtube!

More details on each on the For Sale page

Yew top Tenor

Plain Soprano 

8 String Tenor

 

Baritone cutaway

Smugglers Festival

The weekend was spent at the excellent Smugglers Festival, held in a field somewhere between Deal and Dover (It took me one and a half hours to find it, and I knew where it was being held!!) The feedback we got was little short of amazing, with a constant stream of compliments about our ‘beautiful’ instruments. The most interest, throughout the weekend, was Continue reading

Cuatro with a ‘Q’

Cuatro with a Q

A couple of customers came to visit today, one to collect her new Venezuelan Cuatro and the other to see what his will be like.

In the fist clip, Jennifer Maidman and Geoffrey Richardson, members of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, play a Penguin Cafe Classic, ‘Paul’s Dance’.  Jennifer is playing a Tenor Ukulele she purchased from us a while back. It is tuned  a D F# B, as is the Cuatro.

The second clip is taken from the ‘jam’ session they proceeded perform and on this occasion Jennifer plays my ‘Cool Hand Uke’ a Tenor with a low G string, but tuned ADF#B.

 

Many thanks to both of them for the impromptu concert.

It’s Time….

Lessons? It’s one of the things that we get asked most about. Well, it’s the one thing we can’t easily provide where we are. However, we’ve been saying we would start something up in the New Year, and we are now nearly a month into that timescale, so it’s time to get something going.

We are trying to sort out a venue for an all new Ukulele Club in the Continue reading