UKE Magazine Original Song Contest

You could win a Logjam stompbox by entering our search for an original ukulele song

Enter by 5 August 2019

Send a link (or the full video) to the email address on the image below

Write a song with the theme of Togetherness

Winner announced in the September edition of UKE Magazine

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UKE Magazine Issue 18 - Paul Mansell, Can You Play Me a C

Can you play me a C?

In Issue 18 Paul Mansell talks about his new book for young children, Ukulele School.

Here is a video from Paul of the song, Can You Play Me A C.

This is the tab for the song!

This is the tab for the song!

Click on the image above (the tab), to download an audio file for the song.

These are free to use for personal and educational purposes only.

Full copies of the book are available from the publisher’s website, Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

UKE Magazine Issue 18 - Competition Time!

Win an Ohana O’Nino Sopranino Ukulele

In Issue 18, we asked three questions about the images in our UKE Magazine advert. To be in with a chance of winning, enter before 31 July 2019, using the form below.

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Is the UK Star Interview Image in...
Is the International Star Interviews image in...
Is Stars of Yesteryear Articles image in...
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UKE Magazine Issue 18 - Bass Exercises

Ukulele Bass Walkabout - Josh Jewsbury

In issue 18, Josh Jewsbury writes the sequel to his bass theory and exercises that began in Issue 10. For Issue 18 readers who don’t have that previous issue, you can click the picture below to download a pdf of the Issue 10 article, and see how it fits in with the latest bass article.


UKE Magazine Issue 18 Tabs - Red Haven

Red Haven by Mike Haysom

One of the tabs in Issue 18 of UKE Magazine is the lovely, challenging instrumental piece, Red Haven, by Galloway-based musician Mike Haysom.

Mike has prepared a video to help you, so you can hear what the piece sounds like before you try it out.

You can order Issue 18 from our UKE Magazine store.

You can also order the full book of Mike’s tabs, ‘The Natural Pieces’, from Amazon and direct from his website.

World of Ukes Discount Club - Reductions for Uke Club Members and Cashback for Club Funds

Ukulele Club Leaders / Admin - Please Sign Up Below

Ukulele Club Members - Please Share This Link To Your Club Leaders!

World of Ukes is proposing a discount scheme and referral programme for ukulele clubs, giving club members a small discount for purchasing ukuleles, with a percentage of all total sales payable to your ukulele club each quarter.

The cashback can be spent as you choose - charitable donations, club equipment or whatever you wish.

Each club registering would be supplied with a unique discount code which would give players the initial discount and allow me to calculate the cashback due. A supply of cards with the code and scheme details would be mailed to allow club leaders to advertise the programme to members.

Of course, as a specialist retailer, those who purchase a ukulele from World of Ukes will be choosing from a selection of trusted brands and models, with inspection, set-up and free UK delivery included.

World of Ukes is a specialist ukulele retailer with a huge stock of quality instruments, in store and online

World of Ukes is a specialist ukulele retailer with a huge stock of quality instruments, in store and online

Member discount of £5 on any ukulele

Exclusive club discount code

5% Cashback on total sales payable to club funds

Promotional material supplied

If enough interest is registered in the scheme, it will go ahead. From the World of Ukes perspective, it is vital in an age of internet giant retailers with offshore tax arrangements, that as many ukulele players know about the store as possible. So, it would be most appreciated if you can mention the scheme in your club!

Register your club interest below: -

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Your e-mail will only be used to communicate about this scheme.

UKE Magazine Issue 17 Competition

In Issue 17 of UKE Magazine, you have the opportunity to win a Shima ukulele, designed by virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.

The question is,

If Jake hadn’t been a musician, what career path would be have followed?

Answer
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A Proposed New Event for 2020 - A Ukulele River Cruise on the Danube

We’re working with a travel company on a potential new event, to take place in June 2020. This would be a magnificent 5 night cruise on the Danube, aboard our own chartered vessel, the MS Serenity. By day, there’d be chance to explore jewels of Europe like Budapest and Vienna, while at night, the full board trip would have entertainment and tuition from ukulele artists, the opportunity to play together and learn at including workshops.

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We’re just ‘floating the idea’ at present, but would appreciate it if you thought it sounded like something you might be interested in, you could let us know using the form below. If there’s enough interest to raise the anchor, we’ll use these details to keep you up to date on prices and timescales!

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UKE Magazine Issue 16 Competition

To be in with a chance of winning a blue Flight travel ukulele, as advertised in UKE Magazine Issue 16, answer the question below.

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Would you like to receive our newsletter? *
Competition Question *
Which of the following options is a genuine vintage banjolele brand: -

Entries need to be in by 1 February 2019

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UKULELE CLUB VISITS - Come to World of Ukes for a bespoke group experience

Have you ever considered a club visit to World of Ukes in Carlisle?

Why not get your ukulele group members together for a memorable day out - customising your visit to suit you and your fellow players?

With a private events room that will comfortably seat 35, a stage, full PA and refreshments on site, plus the largest range of ukuleles in the north - you can combine a trip to browse and play. We can arrange lunches, dinners, workshops and gigs - just for your group.

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Location

Carlisle might seem remote to many, on the English border with Scotland, but it is very well connected via the M6 and West Coast Main Line. Typical rail journey times are: -

London - 3 hours 21 minutes

Manchester - 1 hour 47 minutes

Warrington - 1 hour 33 minutes

Newcastle - 1 hour 30 minutes

Crewe - 1 hour 54 minutes

Edinburgh - 1 hour 19 minutes

World of Ukes is in the centre of Carlisle, about 7 minutes walk from the railway station, while the journey time from the M6 is under 10 minutes.

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Activities

Ukulele teacher Andy Webster regularly visits to take lessons and ukulele groups. He can tailor workshops to suit your group. These might be instructional, like an introduction to fingerpicking, or just lots of fun, like learning to play rock and roll in multiple parts with harmonies.

We can arrange a private concert in our events room with any of a host of ukulele performers, like Phil Doleman, Chonkinfeckle or Peter Moss. If you want someone to give you a show during your visit, just get in touch!

World of Ukes is sandwiched between the highest rated cafe in Carlisle on Tripadvisor, Anazeo, and the restaurant recently given the award for best in the city, Foxborough. If you'd like lunch, an afternoon tea or dinner in with your visit, that can be arranged!

Of course, you'll also be able to look around the store and try ukuleles from a huge range!

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How to arrange it?

Let me know using the contact form below how many people you'll have and when you might like to visit. We can work out the details together for a truly bespoke visit!

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UKE Magazine Issue 15 Competition - Enter the Survey to Win

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. ADDITIONAL ENTRIES FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE SURVEY ONLY ARE WELCOMED UNTIL 12 NOVEMBER

Musical instrument distributor Red Chilli Audio have provided a fantastic prize, an ebony Snail tenor ukulele, for Issue 15's competition (closing date 6 November 2018).

All you have to do is complete the questionnaire below. Unless you fancy signing up for our newsletter, your email address will only be used to contact you in case you win!

Would you like occasional World of Ukes e-mail newsletters?
How long have you played ukulele?
Do you currently play any other instruments?
How many ukuleles do you have?

New World of Ukes Exclusive aNueNue Model in Production

We'll soon have the prototypes for a concert and tenor size World of Ukes exclusive model, based on the Moon Bird series, but stripped back a little in terms of decoration - making them more affordable while still sounding great.

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To be the first to get news on completion, and get early bird pre-order offers on this limited edition exclusive, complete the form below.

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60 Days, 60 New Ukulele Models, 60 Discounts & Offers

Starting 27th June, 2018, I'll be listing 60 new ukulele models that I'm adding to my range. Each day, I'll add a new ukulele and a new offer to this page! (OK, so, not every day, but regularly until there's 60 offers)

Check back daily for the new deals or see them on our Facebook Page. Offers are listed below the picture.

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OFFER 1 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS1

Imua ITG-C5 Solid Hawaiian Koa Tenor Ukulele - £150 OFF

 

OFFER 2 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS2

Cordoba 20SM Solid Mahogany Top Soprano Ukulele - 15% OFF

OFFER 3 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS3

Kala KA-15SS Spruce Soprano Starter Ukulele - FREE PADDED GIG BAG (Please note - bag doesn't appear on invoice but will be included in the package)

OFFER 4 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS3

Baton Rouge V2-T6 6-String Tenor Ukulele - FREE PADDED GIG BAG (Please note - bag doesn't appear on invoice but will be included in the package)

OFFER 5 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS5

Kala KA-SPT-SC Electro Tenor, with Fishman PRO-MAK-INF pickup - £120 OFF (Please note - allow a few days before dispatch while pickup is fitted).

OFFER 6 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS6

Snail SR-05T Solid Top Tenor Ukulele - £25 OFF

OFFER 7 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS7

Ohana CK-50MG Concert Ukulele with Deluxe Hard Case - £50 OFF

OFFER 8 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS8

Cordoba 22B Baritone Ukulele - 10% OFF

 

OFFER 9 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS9

Kiwaya KSU-1L Long Neck Soprano Ukulele - FREE SNARK TUNER (Please note - the Snark will not show up on your invoice, but WILL be included).

OFFER 10 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS10

Kiwaya KS-4PG Pineapple Concert Ukulele - £30 OFF

OFFER 11 - Discount Code to use at the checkout - 60DAYS11

Ohana TK-39 Vintage Style Tenor Ukulele - 10% OFF

UKE Magazine Issue 14 Competition - Win a Freshman Ukulele

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

You can win a Freshman Bocote Ukulele with UKE Magazine!

To win the ukulele, enter the competition by 1 August, 2018...

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Which Member of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain was once a roadie for Frank Zappa?
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UKE Magazine April 2018 Song Contest

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April Ukulele Song Contest!

UKE Magazine has teamed up with Logjam to offer a song competition inspired by the theme of Spring! The competition will be judged by the three members of The League Of Ukulele Gentlemen, and entries must be in by the end of April 2018.

On offer to the winner is fantastic Logjam Travelog stompbox, giving you rhythm while you strum! The winner will also receive a care kit for your new instrument, plus it will be personalised with your name!

Rules

* To enter, record your song on video and send an email or private message with a link (preferred), or post it to the UKE Magazine page. It will be featured/shared to the main UKE Magazine Facebook page in due course.

* Worldwide entries allowed - but the Logjam prize can only be sent in the UK. In the event the winner is from outside the UK, the winner will get a year's UKE Magazine subscription, and the stompbox will go to a UK runner-up.

* Original songs and covers are allowed, but must have a connection to the theme of 'spring'. The judges have final say on whether the song fits the theme!

* All recordings MUST be made for this competition - entering something previously recorded is not allowed.

* All recordings MUST mention the video is for this competition, either spoken at the beginning of the video, or mentioned in a caption.

* Your video can, but doesn't have to feature you playing and singing.

* No instrumentals for this competition please - it's too hard to say they connect with the theme.

* Other instruments are allowed but videos must feature ukulele prominently.

* Groups can enter, but only one prize is given.

*Closing date 30 April 2018

* The judges decision is final