It’s that time of year again when ukulele fans from around Ireland – and indeed from around the globe – congregate in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin for a weekend of four-stringed fun by the sea. As usual, there will be a strong contingent of Ukulele Tuesday representatives at the festival, and everyone is welcome to bring… Read more »
Ukulele Tuesday has been using the same basic songbook since its inception four years ago, but plenty of other songs have been added to the mix in the meantime. To help consolidate these (and pave the way for a new edition of the songbook) I’ve added a new ‘Section 2’ to the book, where we… Read more »
Although ‘Wave of Mutilation’ doesn’t have the catchy riffs of ‘Here Comes Your Man’, it is something of a cult favourite amongst Pixies fans – particularly since the release of the almost soporific UK Surf version, which works perfectly in a sea of reverb. If you don’t have a bass, the slow version might be… Read more »
Pixies are a mainstay of any independent music playlist, and are undoubtedly one of the most influential alternative acts of the 80s and 90s. ‘Here Comes Your Man’ is probably their most recognisable tune, but hasn’t typically been associated with the ukulele – until now, that is. In fact, it’s pretty easy to translate to… Read more »
The first ‘official’ Ukulele Tuesday video (niftily assembled by Mark Mangan), featuring a vertiable army of ukuleles hammering out this classic Talking Heads tune – and not a big suit in sight. This video was picked up by a number of Irish websites, including JOE, BreakingNews and the Independent.
On Sunday 6th September, the Dublin Ukulele Collective (featuring some folks from Ukulele Tuesday) will be playing the Trailer Park Stage at The Electric Picnic. This is a 50 piece ukulele ensemble, so should be the perfect solution for your Sunday lunchtime – pop over between 13:00-13:40. If that’s too early for you, there’s another… Read more »
Looking for somewhere to learn and play ukulele? Ukulele Tuesday is an open group suitable for beginners and experts alike – we have a weekly session upstairs in the Stag’s Head (Dame Lane, Dublin 2). Come along and join the fun – every Tuesday from 8pm until late.