UKE Magazine Issue 19 Competition - with Enjoy Travel

You can win a Smiger tenor ukulele, with solid cedar top and Florentine cutaway by completing the form below. One lucky entrant will get their hands on the uke, if they answer the question by 4 November 2019. The competition is open to entrants worldwide.

You can find out the answer by visiting the website of our partners Enjoy Travel, with whom we are putting on Big Boat on the Danube, an exclusive cruise for ukulele players, in summer 2020.

Visit their website to view the information on the cruise.

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The Prize!

The Prize!

The Cruise!

The Cruise!

UKE Magazine Issue 19 Tab Demonstration Videos

In September’s Issue 19, we have two songs to learn - and here are demonstrations of both.

Firstly, Lyle Ritz’s music and Jim Beloff’s lyrics for Old in New Mexico (performed here by Jim and his wife Liz)

And secondly, one of the songs entered in our UKE Magazine Song Contest, ‘Changing the world with my little ukulele’ (Music: Andreas Hellmayr (AT) Lyrics: Robert Hudson (USA), Juliana Steiger (AT))

UKE Magazine Song Contest Winner

Congratulations to Mark Stephenson, who was chosen by our panel as the winner of the UKE Magazine Song Contest, 2019. He wins a stompbox from Logjam.

Thanks to all entrants who put in some great songs to the competition, which were greatly enjoyed here at UKE Magazine HQ.

Here’s the winning entry.

World of Ukes / Stones Music Like & Share Facebook Competition

Identify these seven ukuleles and you could win a Baton Rouge V2-T8 8-string ukulele…


Here, you can win a Baton Rouge 8-string ukulele! How?

1) Complete the form below to identify these seven ukuleles. They can all be found in the World of Ukes website - visit here.

2) Visit the World of Ukes Facebook page, and like and share our competition post.

Stones Music is a UK distributor of ukuleles and accessories - with great brands like Baton Rouge, Kiwaya, Risa, Magic Fluke and Kai on offer. I recently won a V2-T8 in a competition Mark at Stones ran for dealers, and I’m making that prize available to one lucky customer.

Enter below (and don’t forget to visit our Facebook page to like and share the competition post). Before the form… there’s a few rules.

1) This competition closes on 30 September, 2019

2) To win you have to correctly identify the seven ukuleles above, by visiting the World of Ukes ukulele store. (If that seems a bit hard - there are clues on the form below!).

3) The competition is available worldwide.

4) If you decide to order one of the ukuleles above, and you are drawn as the winner, we’ll include a free subscription to UKE Magazine - which you can find out about here.

5) If you decide to purchase a Baton Rouge V2-T8 from World of Ukes, before the competition closes, you’ll receive a full refund and a UKE Magazine subscription if drawn as the winner.

6) The title of the ukulele on your entry form doesn’t need to be 100% accurate, just enough to be identifiable.

Enter below, and good luck! Remember - you’ll find what they are on the World of Ukes Website.

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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 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


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 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 - Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise by Mike Krabbers

A tab to try in Issue 18 is the clever, entertaining original song by Mike Krabbers, Songs of Praise. A great song to play on your own or your ukulele clubs, you can hear Krabbers play it here.

The song is featured on Mike’s album, Animals and Misfortune, available to stream or as a cd from his website.

You can get your copy of Issue 18 in our UKE Magazine Store.

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.

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?

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

Please note - this event is now confirmed for June 2020. Places can be booked for £100pp deposit, and further information can be found at our travel company partner’s website. Click Here.

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.


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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Which of the following options is a genuine vintage banjolele brand: -

Entries need to be in by 1 February 2019


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.



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.



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!


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


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?