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Ken Middleton
04-13-2010, 12:27 AM
We had a really tremendous get-together at Belper in Derbyshire last Sunday. Everyone was dressed like this (except for Caroline who took the photo).

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I took along a few of my favourite instruments for people to try.

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The Re-Entrants were playing. if you have not heard them, check them out on YT.

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Also playing were Perilous Mojo and The Anything Goes Orchestra. Krabbers did a few numbers, as did lots of others. Everyone was terrific.

Here is my first song. I have sung it several times before, but I like the song.

Raglan Road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56u-CTcBlBc)

harpdog
04-13-2010, 12:43 AM
I dressed like that all through high school.

Nice performance.

Ken Middleton
04-13-2010, 01:47 AM
I dressed like that all through high school.

Nice performance.

But Krabbers, Tony and I aren't exactly high school age.

Rzr
04-13-2010, 02:10 AM
Beautiful song Sir!

freackykit
04-13-2010, 02:22 AM
Dress sense looks casual enough to me,

You don't travel light with all those ukes Ken!

Looks as if you had a great time of it and great folky rendition of Raglan Road

Ken Middleton
04-13-2010, 02:32 AM
Dress sense looks casual enough to me,

You don't travel light with all those ukes Ken!

Looks as if you had a great time of it and great folky rendition of Raglan Road


The instruments all belong to Ohana, but they did completely fill my car.

There is a recording of all three of us (Tony, Krabbers and me) all playing together that may appear on YT. Unlucky Mum is playing along too and others.

freackykit
04-13-2010, 02:38 AM
There is a recording of all three of us (Tony, Krabbers and me) all playing together that may appear on YT. Unlucky Mum is playing along too and others.

Look forward to seeing it !

Ken Middleton
04-13-2010, 04:08 AM
Look forward to seeing it !

Here it is.

MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVHqj1SyKRs&playnext_from=TL&videos=9nVVoA4GUbc&feature=sub)

SweetWaterBlue
04-13-2010, 04:29 AM
I don't know Ken. My 83 year old mom from the Deep South of the US loves your music, but she may have to stop referring to you as "that proper English gentleman, who plays the bluegrass ukulele." :) She loves your guitar channel too.

What a treat it was to hear all of you guys jamming together.

seeso
04-13-2010, 04:44 AM
Ha ha! That's great.

pulelehua
04-13-2010, 05:08 AM
Didn't know about the Re-entrants. Thanks!

wheelgunner
04-13-2010, 08:37 AM
You know, Ken, dressed like that y'all could drop into middle Tennessee anywhere and blend right in. The ukes, on the other hand, would stick out like a sore thumb. Everyone would be asking what kind of mandolins they were.

Ken Middleton
04-13-2010, 09:02 AM
You know, Ken, dressed like that y'all could drop into middle Tennessee anywhere and blend right in. The ukes, on the other hand, would stick out like a sore thumb. Everyone would be asking what kind of mandolins they were.

What a mandolin???



Just joking. I know it's an Italian kitchen untensil.

wheelgunner
04-13-2010, 09:08 AM
What a mandolin???



Just joking. I know it's an Italian kitchen untensil.
Most of us southerners do quite a lot of Italian cooking, you know.;)

bbycrts
04-13-2010, 09:38 AM
Most of us southerners do quite a lot of Italian cooking, you know.;)

Except they pronounce it "Eye-talian"

AnnaUK
04-13-2010, 11:02 AM
Thanks for posting, Ken. It looked like a lot of fun. (I must admit, I've got a few checked shirts :biglaugh: )
Your poor car must be weighed down under all those ukes...

Ken Middleton
04-13-2010, 11:30 AM
Thanks for posting, Ken. It looked like a lot of fun. (I must admit, I've got a few checked shirts :biglaugh: )
Your poor car must be weighed down under all those ukes...

There was only room for one.

Gaby
04-13-2010, 03:04 PM
You'd fit in well here in Australia as well, haha

salukulady
04-13-2010, 03:34 PM
And the name of the trio is, "The Plaidmen".

ukantor
04-13-2010, 08:30 PM
Why not "Chubby Chequers"?

Uke Republic
04-14-2010, 04:15 AM
The group could be The Union Lumber Jacks. Ken could wear a barrel and suspenders and still be awesome!