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Move over guitar - everyone is playing the ukulele! But what is it about this little instrument that has us all hooked? We talk to the people who play to find out why they love the ukulele.

Ukulele Is The New Black Meredith Harper

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Move over guitar - everyone is playing the ukulele! But what is it about this little instrument that has us all hooked? We talk to the people who play to find out why they love the ukulele.

    How Ukulele Changed our Lives in 2019

    How Ukulele Changed our Lives in 2019

    This episode is a celebration of all those people I talked to in 2019.  Every one of them told me how ukulele had changed their life, and I’ve put all those reasons together in one place. 

    I’ve scored this episode with a lot of music featuring ukulele.  Most of it was recorded specifically for this episode with the help of my friends, but there are a few songs which I recorded during 2019, including one live performance.

    • 37 min
    S2E19 - David "Snapper" Thiele

    S2E19 - David "Snapper" Thiele

    If you listened to the episode earlier this year where I talked to Dave Parker of The Nukes, you may have been wondering about this guy called Snapper we kept talking about. Well wonder no more, because here he is!

    • 50 min
    S2E18 - Jenny Parenteau

    S2E18 - Jenny Parenteau

    Jenny Parenteau plays ukulele with The Loveys, a brilliant four-piece band from Mullumbimby in northern NSW. I first heard them play at the Newkulele festival in 2018, and was thrilled to hear that they would be at SPRUKE this year.

    I had a chat with Jenny in The Loveys’ dressing room backstage before their sound check for the Sunday afternoon performance. There were other sound checks going on in the background while we talked, so enjoy the background music!

    • 28 min
    S2E17 - Ian Porter

    S2E17 - Ian Porter

    This is the second episode recorded at the Brisbane SPRUKE ukulele festival in September.  If you listened to my previous episode with Ruth Allen, you would have heard her talk about Ian Porter.  Well, here he is in today’s episode!

    Ian is an accomplished player and teacher of ukulele and I really enjoyed my chat with him.  I think you will too!

    • 35 min
    S2E16 - Ruth Allen

    S2E16 - Ruth Allen

    I recently went to the SPRUKE ukulele festival in Brisbane, where I caught up with Ruth Allen, leader of the Port Macquarie Ukestra.  If you don’t know what a Ukestra is, go back and listen to the episode I recorded last year with Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart.

    Not only does Ruth lead the ukestra, she is also a James Hill accredited ukulele teacher, and a very entertaining performer! 

    • 31 min
    S2E15 - David Megarrity

    S2E15 - David Megarrity

    Back in February, I recorded a live episode at the Gang Gang Twang festival in Canberra featuring David Megarrity and Samuel Vincent, otherwise known as Tyrone and Lesley. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to release that episode due to issues with the sound quality, but I recently caught up with David at his home in Brisbane.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

JLC19626 ,

World Class Aussie Ukes

Been listening to this since it started. I love the guests that have appeared and always learn something from each of them. It’s also great to have something home grown that I can relate to, however this podcast easily stands up with similar from across the world.

John

Friesse ,

Great new ukulele podcast

The conversational tone of the podcast gives a heartwarming and personal insight into the ukulele players' lives. Although there's only one episode out so far, I'm looking forward to listening to more. There are plenty of short musical interludes embedded in the podcast to inspire others. Love the theme tune too!

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