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  1. GrumpyOldMan

    Lancaster UK Ukulele Malarkey.

    Hello all, got some information today about a one day Ukulele event being held in Lancaster on Saturday 19th July (2014). Only a small event and information a bit sparse at the moment but worth having a look. Cheers, Ian.
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    UK Radio 4 book of the week 14th to 18th May.

    I only caught this by accident this morning so apologies for the late posting of this. Book of the week on Radio 4 this week is "The Uke of Wallington". It's about a bloke who goes on a tour of Open Mic nights with his Ukulele and I gather it is based on true events. Page on Radio 4 website here...
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    Wacky Custom Ukes on Etsy. Pacman, cupcakes etc.

    Apologies if this has been posted before but someone showed me this and I thought I would share. I particularly like the snail one. I can't decide if they're expensive or not. Some of them are the same price as a very very good...
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    Please can someone identify this wood for me?

    Hello all, My daughter is building a solid body Uke as part of her A Level product design. I have this piece of wood which I think is Mahogany. But my wife thinks it is Teak. Can anyone identify it please? It is actually a Shove Ha'penny table which I paid £4.00 for at a boot sale. I think it is...
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    George formby on uk radio 2 tonight (7th).

    Sorry, I'm a bit late with this one but only just got home from work. Tonight, Mon 7th March at 22.00, RADIO 2, "GEORGE FORMBY - BRITAINS ORIGINAL POP STAR". I think this is a new programme and is done by Stuart Maconie who is also a Wigan lad so should be good. Don't know if it will offer...
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    How it's made - Acoustic Guitars. UK TV.

    There's a TV programme on Quest (Freeview 38) called How it's Made. On Wednesday night, 19th Jan, it's about Acoustic Guitars. It's a Canadian made programme and they go to the Godin (I think) Factory. Not Ukuleles but worth a look as most techniques are similar. It's in the second half of the...
  7. GrumpyOldMan

    1950's Fin-Der plastic uke.

    Hello all, Hope it's okay to put this here but if not please delete. I have just listed my 1950's plastic Fin-Der uke on eBay (UK). it is item number 150525034445 if anyone is interested. I will possibly also be listing my Ohana TK-35G Tenor at weekend if I can bring myself to do it. I have 9...
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    If every baby that were born............

    Loudon Wainright was on UK TV last night and he played a Flea for his Ukulele song. He made a brilliant comment: "If every baby that were born was issued a Ukulele at the time of their birth there would be world peace..............and a lot of lovely music". How right he is. Ian.
  9. GrumpyOldMan

    Ukulele Painters group now active.

    There are quite a few Ukulele painters on here so I thought a group would be useful for sharing tips, info, photo's etc. I'm not a painter myself but my Daughter is painting some for an art project and thought it would be a useful tool for collating information together. Go to groups and search...
  10. GrumpyOldMan

    UK. George Formby on BBC2 Thurs 19th August.

    Hi all, there is a 1943 George Formby film on BBC2 on Thursday afternoon at 12.40. Bell Bottom George. If you haven't seen him before record this and find out what the fuss is about. Ian.
  11. GrumpyOldMan

    Plastic Dolphins in Liverpool UK.

    I was in Liverpool today and called in to Curly Music. They had plastic bodied Dolphins in stock. They only got them in on Wednesday. The pricing seemed a bit odd - Sparkly Blue ones were £29.99, Pink ones were £24.99 and Lilac ones were £19.99 although in fact they were all identical apart from...
  12. GrumpyOldMan

    Eastwood / Airline Electric Ukulele now available.

    The Airline Ukulele which Eastwood were asking for feed back for a while ago is now available to buy. Looks great and if it's as good as their guitars will be a seriously good instrument. Free shipping on the first 10 sold too. Ian.
  13. GrumpyOldMan

    Eastwood Airline Prototype Solid Electric Uke. They want YOUR feedback.

    Any guitarists amongst you will be very aware of the amazing retro guitars that are made by Canadian company Eastwood. If not look here and drool a little. Anyhow, they have built a Prototype solid body electric Ukulele and are after feedback about it and also...
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    JAKE on UK TV Wednesday evening.

    For anyone that doesn't already know, Jake Shimabukoura played at the Royal Variety Show in Blackpool last week and it's on ITV at 7.30 Wednesday (16th) evening. He plays with Bette Middler who I think is the top act so he most likely won't be on 'til the end so there's no need to sit through...
  15. GrumpyOldMan

    Stagg US-80S or 80ES ?

    I want to get myself a cheap soprano, I already have a decent Concert and Tenor. Concert is my favourite size but I think it would be nice to have a soprano better than the Mahalo which I started on. I've been looking at a Stagg US-80S which I can get for £47, which is an all solid mahogany Uke...
  16. GrumpyOldMan

    Plastic Cigar box Uke.

    Hi All, I have a spare soprano neck and I want to make a Cigar Box Uke but I'm not having much success in finding a suitable box. I'm also hankering after a plastic Uke so I thought I could maybe combine the two and build a Uke from a plastic box. I've found this one on ebay and wondered if it...
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    Warren Buffet on UK TV.

    There's a programme at 23.20 on Tuesday (27th October) evening on BBC2 about Warren Buffet. It's described as being about his investment methods and his lifestyle. He's known as being a fanatical Ukulele player so you never know there may be something about it in the programme. I'll have to...
  18. GrumpyOldMan

    Song Help Request funny songs?

    Ivor Biggun. Anything by Ivor Biggun. or You need to be fairly broad minded though and if you're not British you might not get it!.
  19. GrumpyOldMan

    The Ukulele Shop closing down!!

    Hello All, I was just having a read at a previous thread about bargains to be had at and thought I'd have a look to see if there were any new additions. Shock horror, they're closing down!! That means that there are indeed some bargains to be had, I just got myself an...
  20. GrumpyOldMan

    Fleas and Pineapples in UK?

    Hello All, I'm in the UK and need a budget flea or pineapple Ukulele for my daughter. Does anyone know of one which doesn't have Spongebob Squarepants on it?? It's for an art project and is going to be painted so a spongebob one would do if we really had to but would prefer a plain one, if only...
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