The third issue of UKE Magazine is in production, with a release date at the beginning of September! This promises to be an exciting issue, as we team up with the fabulous Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to celebrate their 30th anniversary! Orchestra Director George Hinchliffe talks at length on the origins of the ensemble, their years of touring and plans for the future. The UOGB feature will be a two-part special, with more to come on The Ukes in December!

In addition we're delighted to welcome Pete Howlett to the magazine. As you will know Pete is an exceptional luthier, who builds amazing ukes. He starts a series of features covering different tonewoods this issue. Staying on the building theme, we talk to Andy Miles, who makes tiny nano ukuleles in his shed, AND speak to the famous Japanese maker Takahiro Shimo.

There is a review of the ukulele festival scene over the summer, tunes to learn and master, reviews of rival concert electro ukuleles and input from all parts of the UK ukulele world. It is available to order straight away!