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YogaJen
06-19-2012, 12:56 AM
April 25 in Australia is ANZAC Day - a day of commemoration for war veterans and their families. This year our Blue Mountains Ukulele Group -The Blue MUGs -had the pleasure of being the lunchtime entertainment. And given that on the same day some bagpipers were going to entertain as well, we arranged a collaboration for one song. It sounded like a great idea at the start, then it was realised that our band members needed to re-learn the song in the key of Bb to fit with the bagpipes - that was a bit of a challenge, but we got there on the day and it was an absolute blast. To our delight, the pipers are only too happy to collaborate again :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTxoUKHC73Y

ukuleledaveey
06-19-2012, 01:41 AM
WOW :drool::rock: Amazing, loved it, made me smile so much, a great version of a top song from one of the greatest bands , and i am a massive Bon Scott fan, i lived in perth for near on 6 years, so i got the chance to pay my respects at Bon's grave.
You all did a fantastic job, i am going to add this to my faves on youtube :)

ukuleletim
06-19-2012, 04:57 AM
Got chills when the pipes came in.

OldePhart
06-19-2012, 07:24 AM
I think y'all better be careful with these videos - you keep showin' how much fun ukulele playing is and it's a sure thing some government fool will try to tax it or ban it! :)

JOhn

Camsuke
06-19-2012, 01:18 PM
Excellent song choice, really good stuff.

YogaJen
06-21-2012, 04:19 PM
WOW :drool::rock: Amazing, loved it, made me smile so much, a great version of a top song from one of the greatest bands , and i am a massive Bon Scott fan, i lived in perth for near on 6 years, so i got the chance to pay my respects at Bon's grave.
You all did a fantastic job, i am going to add this to my faves on youtube :)

Glad you enjoyed it UkuleleDaveey - I always love playing the song with our uke band - it often takes folks by surprise, they just can't imagine AC/DC with a bunch of ukes! And when they get up and dance it's a total hoot.
Here's a version somebody videoed about 18 months back.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTOk2y-q5Vo&feature=related

YogaJen
06-21-2012, 04:23 PM
Got chills when the pipes came in.

Yes, it had the same impact on me ukuleletim - I have a new respect for bagpipes now, I'd never appreciated them as such impressive instruments - they're absolutely towering, and yes, they have volume. The wife of one of these pipers plays uke and suggests that the ratio is one set of bagpipes to 10 ukes ;)
Looking forward to more collaborations!

YogaJen
06-21-2012, 04:26 PM
I think y'all better be careful with these videos - you keep showin' how much fun ukulele playing is and it's a sure thing some government fool will try to tax it or ban it! :)

JOhn

Haha John, I hear what you're saying :)

BTW - it was great seeing you at UWC!

YogaJen
06-21-2012, 04:27 PM
Excellent song choice, really good stuff.

Hey thanks Campbell - yes it's a whole lotta fun to play - and the bagpipes were a complete blast! Everybody had a ball :)

ukuleledaveey
06-21-2012, 11:23 PM
Glad you enjoyed it UkuleleDaveey - I always love playing the song with our uke band - it often takes folks by surprise, they just can't imagine AC/DC with a bunch of ukes! And when they get up and dance it's a total hoot.
Here's a version somebody videoed about 18 months back.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTOk2y-q5Vo&feature=related
Many thanks for that video, you guys really have made that song yours,it is so good :) what chords you use ? do you use the Richard G (scorpex) song sheet or do you have your own arrangement. I would love to learn this song. Thank so much for sharing and it looks like you have loads of members to your uke group :) have a great weekend and kindest regards from me :)