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The Only Uke Is Essex…

D'Ukes Festival - 26 July 2014, Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, Essex

D’Ukes Festival – 26 July 2014, Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, Essex

The Mighty Ukulele monthly email of uke events in & around London alerted me to a free afternoon ukulele festival at the Queen’s Theatre, near the easternmost end of the District Line, out in Essex.  Facilitated by a seven-piece Chelmsford-based electro-uke band called the D’Ukes, it was a pleasant & relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

There were around half a dozen stalls from local music shops selling ukes, mandolins & banjos; accessories & music books plus an info stall with lists of local ukulele clubs. One stall had a free hourly draw to win an electronic tuner & I was lucky enough to win the first one (probably because I was the only person paying attention when the initial announcement was made!). Read the rest of this entry »

 

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PLUC Member’s Choice 2013 – Wee Kheng & Steph

Next up, two votes for a well-known Dolly Parton number,

Wee Kheng explained:

I like to nominate Jolene because it is a catchy tune. Not keen on the lyrics though (one woman begging another not to take away her man – arrgh!)…Though I am not keen on the meaning of the lyrics, the overall effect is lost if it is an instrumental version, so I’d like to submit it as it is.

Steph tells us:

My favourite is still Jolene! I’ve always loved the song and was delighted that the arrangement only has a few basic chords so, as a relative beginner, I could sing and play one of my favourite popular songs straight away.

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