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... to fans the flames of ukulele love on MN? Another Ukulele Orchestra of GB thread.

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ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sun 23-Sep-12 21:23:19

Saw them again on Friday. I still aspire to join their ranks even though I can still only strum open strings. I luffs them.

quoteunquote Sun 23-Sep-12 22:40:40

They jammed all night just outside my caravan at Glastonbury a few years with a drummer, I might get round to forgiving them one day.

RaisinDEtre Sun 23-Sep-12 22:42:44

oh they are totally fab, heart them totes

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sun 23-Sep-12 22:43:07

Now, to me, that would be the only a good reason to go to Glastonbury. But I am sorry for your ukulele-induced pain.

GoldShip Sun 23-Sep-12 22:44:18

I friggin hate them

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sun 23-Sep-12 22:44:32

Thank you, RaisinDEtre. I was worried that there might be a sudden rush of ukulele haters.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sun 23-Sep-12 22:44:58

See what I mean? wink

GoldShip Sun 23-Sep-12 22:46:24

DP wants one. He's got 2 guitars, drew the line at ukulele.

RaisinDEtre Sun 23-Sep-12 22:47:43

Beethoven for 1008 Ukes

arf at the haterz

TandB Sun 23-Sep-12 22:47:49

I LOVE them! We saw them at Womad and were absolutely transfixed. Particularly when they played Britney Spears....

SeventhEverything Sun 23-Sep-12 22:48:20

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pippinsmum Sun 23-Sep-12 22:49:05

My ds 14 has one. And 2 guitars taught himself to play and is really good!

MrsGeologist Sun 23-Sep-12 22:50:39

I want to seeeeeee them sad

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sun 23-Sep-12 22:56:50

SeventhEverything - did you, ahem, used to have another MN name? I certainly remember someone's fervent lurve for Jonty. Plenty of jokes on Friday about how he doesn't look like John Simm but John Simm looks like him.

They have changed their set list since I last saw them and now do Adele and Lady Gaga as well as the Dick Barton theme.

For Mrs Geologist and SeventhEverything

RaisinDEtre Sun 23-Sep-12 22:59:03

I love how they are clever with it, and funny

Bill Bailey, similar thing

Love him too

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sun 23-Sep-12 23:02:24

I love everything about them.

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 24-Sep-12 08:50:47

I took up ukulele, inspired by them. smile

CatKitson Mon 24-Sep-12 09:23:33

The woman who sang teenage dirtbag is utterly amazing. I wish I had the fraction of her cool and courage!

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Mon 24-Sep-12 10:20:08

Teenage dirtbag lady is Esther. On a previous ukulele thread, Jonty's inamorata and I hatched a plan that I would replace her in the orchestra, on the basis that she might be the sort of woman who would take extended maternity leave, thereby creating a vacancy for me. She and Kitty rock.

fluffiphlox Mon 24-Sep-12 10:29:44

Seen them five times. I remember Kitty when she was Sheeny (of Sheeny and the Goys)

CatKitson Mon 24-Sep-12 12:55:17

Esther and her rendition of teenage dirtbag and the "You Don't Bring me Flowers" have cheered up an otherwise utterly crap day. They are quite bonkers, and I never thought Ild be listening to ukelele music, but they are absolutely magnificent.

SeventhEverything Tue 25-Sep-12 13:51:36

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LibrarianAli Tue 25-Sep-12 16:19:28

I lufs the Uke!

I volunteered for an arts event in Manchester where Under 5's were taught to play the Ukelele, 3 times a day for 2 weeks. By the end of it I knew the song 'Super Dooper Musical Heroes' off by heart.

My Uke is orange - what colour's yours?

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Tue 25-Sep-12 16:28:01

Yes, Hester.

::hangs head in shame::

I am now listening to the Ukes in the car. My family is not happy, but it brings me joy.

SeventhEverything Tue 25-Sep-12 17:24:36

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