Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
heleninwales

  • Mood:

We have always wanted to fill the whole of the Royal Albert Hall with ukulele players

I cannot now remember the chain of links that led me to discover that this very day the London Uke Festival is attempting to break the Guinness Book of Records world record for the greatest number of ukulele players playing a song simultaneously. Anyway, somehow I ended up there and after downloading the chosen song (Sloop John B) I discovered their Youtube lessons on how to strum along. There are several versions, but I liked these two particularly. How to strum (with some subtle embellishments to the basic chords and Catherine's version.

And while we're talking about performances by huge numbers of ukuleles, how about this? Which again I found by accident.

George Hinchcliffe, director of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, said: “The BBC Proms are great for making music accessible, as is the ukulele, due to it being cheap and portable. Everyone can have a go.

“That is why we thought audience participation would be a great idea – that and the fact that we have always wanted to fill the whole of the Royal Albert Hall with ukulele players.”


ETA: The UOGB concert is to be held in the Royal Albert Hall in London on August 18.
Subscribe

  • Good weather to come!

    8/52 for the group 2021 Weekly Alphabet Challenge This week's theme was: H is for Happy I was so happy last Wednesday when I looked at the weather…

  • First vaccine dose has been achieved!

    I had my first covid jab yesterday at lunchtime. The Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine. By bedtime I was feeling cold and shivery. I huddled round a hot…

  • Shopping achieved!

    Just the usual weekly Co-op shop. I did buy more alcohol than usual because I wanted to spend over £80 to get the £8 off special offer. A wine box, a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments