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    I reckon his problem was maybe worse than Covid...

    I reckon his problem was maybe worse than Covid 19 !! nice version
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    What a fantastic topic for these strange times...

    What a fantastic topic for these strange times when many are having solitude forced on them not always having friends or family around for support.I really appreciated the pictures Geoff ...
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    I think Parting Glass may be the tune I was...

    I think Parting Glass may be the tune I was thinking of which was our farewell song at the Knaresborough club yonks ago,we also had a guy sing an unacompanied version of The Cruel Ships Carpenter to...
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    A lovely number the backing is great,really...

    A lovely number the backing is great,really suiting
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    That sounds good Geoff but somewhere in this...

    That sounds good Geoff but somewhere in this thick head of mine that tune also fits in with something else other than County Doswn,I will probably be messing around with it for days to get it out of...
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    I think your daughter has cracked what many of...

    I think your daughter has cracked what many of us lesser mortals have failed to do. Our daughter has 3 boys and working on recommendations the 6 yeat old would go back to school with a chance of...
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    It's good news thar someone has made some money...

    It's good news thar someone has made some money while pandemic has been on,most companies here in the UK are worried that they will go bankrupt. I had heard that some music shops here had a...
  8. Thread: Changing strings

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    Thanks for the info folks as Glenn says maybe due...

    Thanks for the info folks as Glenn says maybe due to higher tension nylon guitar strings settle down quicker or maybe my knots were not tight enough to start with whatever I put the old strings back...
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    I have only recently found Samantha's material...

    I have only recently found Samantha's material and have found it brilliant to listen to and have had some fun trying to play some of her arrangements.Sinner Man was an old tune I knew so made a...
  10. Thread: Changing strings

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    They are nylon,made with US nylon to quote the...

    They are nylon,made with US nylon to quote the box,I would have thought 10 days under tension would have been long enough to settle down. The looked a heavier gauge than the originals which...
  11. Thread: Changing strings

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    Changing strings

    Like many other people I have a bit of spare time at the moment and thought I would see one of my instruments sounded like with different strings. I was given a set of Stagg strings by a...
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    What a great theme for these restricted times,as...

    What a great theme for these restricted times,as one of those "at risk" here in the UK and not been more than a couple of hundred yards from home I'm really looking forward to seeing where ...
  13. Nice one Geoff,I really love those Child ...

    Nice one Geoff,I really love those Child ballads but I have to confess that even when I was roud the Yorkshire folk clubs a lot I cannot recall hearing this before. Maybe our clubs were a little ...
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    Thanks for that one Ms Bean I must have missed...

    Thanks for that one Ms Bean I must have missed that in my travels through the web or maybe I had misunderstood the "Duets for one" in the title. How are things up there in Durham UK ? we are down the...
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    Using my lockdown time

    As I am one of those that our UK government deem to be at risk due to health reasons I have been using some of my time to improve my finger style playing. Now after 5 weeks of what will be 12...
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    Great stuff, brilliantly put together. I often...

    Great stuff, brilliantly put together. I often dip into their web but not recently so missed this one,thanks for posting it.
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    None of my instruments are in the "pricey" range...

    None of my instruments are in the "pricey" range but my first was an Ohana PK10,a soprano mahogany laminate. I purchased this to help me teach our eldest grandson,then about 7 years old, play an...
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    This was one that I thought surely someone will...

    This was one that I thought surely someone will do the Jed Clampit thrme.I would have had a go myself on the banjo uke but I have no recording gear and I would no doubt make a hash of it anyway,...
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    This was one that I thought surely someone will...

    This was one that I thought surely someone will do the Jed Clampit thrme.I would have had a go myself on the banjo uke but I have no recording gear and I would no doubt make a hash of it anyway,...
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    I seem to remember that game show CJ. 3 2 1 was...

    I seem to remember that game show CJ. 3 2 1 was that the one with Dusty Bin as a charecter ? Saturday or Sunday evening viewing. Great to see a banjo uke out to play !!
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    I always like to have some easy reading novel...

    I always like to have some easy reading novel on the go but I keep dipping into Singing from the floor by J P Bean,a history of British folk clubs from back when I started my interest in ...
  22. Thread: Welcome back UU

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    I have tried to set up Discord on my tablet...

    I have tried to set up Discord on my tablet using the link provided but it says it is not compatible with my android tablet, any suggestions folks ?
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    With my past experience of French tv I'm not...

    With my past experience of French tv I'm not surprised you watch UK stuff but even ours is a bit banal at times and how often do we need news bulletins. Thank goodness for stuff like UU and similar.
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    I was given something similar to this when I...

    I was given something similar to this when I was attending the physio department at our local small hospital. It works to a certain extent for me for my right/picking hand and allows me to...
  25. Thread: Fingerstyle book

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    Fingerstyle book

    To help me get through my 12 week enforced isolation I am aiming to get fairly decent at finget picking the uke.When I could handle a full sized acoustic guitar I played mainly flatpick before...
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