Heard and enjoyed the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain? Got yourself a ukulele? Great! (And if not, why not?) While the UOGB have their many merits, though – including having helped to spark a real revival in the ukulele’s fortunes worldwide – there’s now much more to British uke life than strumming along to Ode to Joy in your local concert hall. So, for the first ever Ukes Up blog post, here’s a rundown (in no particular order) of - in my opinion - some of the UK’s best and most interesting solo ukulele players. They're a diverse bunch, covering a wide range of playing styles and ages, so there’s sure to be something to pique the interest of any willing ukeist. Enjoy!
Have I missed anyone? Think you deserve a mention? Want to let me know what a fool I’ve been? Feel free to do so in the comments section below: I’d love to hear what you think.
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Jon Allen: uke teacher and occasional songwriter