A few years ago Meredith bought a cheap second-hand ukulele to see if it was worth learning to play. She had no idea that this would be a discovery of way more than just music. Ukulele isn't just an instrument - it's a community. The podcast Ukulele Is The New Black is a celebration of that community and the amazing people who love to play the uke.
Today’s episode is with Christopher Carr, aka CC, of the Ukulele Trading Co based in Adelaide, South Australia.  We talk about the importance of changing your strings, the Adelaide ukulele scene, and we do some bad Bob Dylan impressions!  Enjoy. Some show-related links below: Kala Ukulele Ohana Music Worth strings Aquila strings Martin Guitars Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society Donmo (Don Morrison) Richard G’s Ukulele Songbook Ukulele Circus Savoir Plunk Cairns Ukulele Festival Deni Uke Muster The NUkes Ukulele Club The Great Adelaide Ukulele Picnic Ukulele Republic of Canberra KoAloha ukulele Adelaide Fringe Songs played on the show: I Wan’na Be Like You (Louis Prima & Phil Harris, 1967) Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Bob Dylan, 1963) Go to the Ukulele Is The New Black YouTube channel for a playlist to hear these songs as well as other content relating to the episode Ukulele is the New Black is produced by Meredith Harper, who also wrote the theme tune. The theme tune was performed by Meredith Harper, Jasmine Fellows, Geoff Skellams, Jim Croft, Chris Williams, Paul Marsh and Sandra Shaw.  Seb Carraro does the graphic design. If you enjoy this podcast please give it a rating or review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser or wherever you listen to your podcasts - and tell your friends!  Thanks to my $10 and over Patreon supporters for helping me to make this podcast: Ukulele Champion: Debbie Hoad Ukulele Legend: Linda Dodwell The music played in this episode is licenced under a Podcasts (Featured Music) agreement with APRA AMCOS.
Over the past year or so I’ve noticed a big increase in listeners from Germany, so I thought it was time to feature a German ukulele player on the show.   Fortunately my friend Jim Croft seems to be able to find interesting ukulele players all over the world, and he suggested that I get in touch with Charlotte Pelgen, who turned out to not only be a brilliant ukulele player and singer, but also an absolute delight.  I ‘m sure you will all enjoy this episode! Some show-related links below: What is a chanson? Tom Lehrer Charlotte & Elisabeth The Bad Mouse Orchestra Buy a Bad Mouse Orchestra album! KoAloha Ukuleles Martin Ukuleles Liam Kirby, Wunderkammer Musical Instrument Co The Little Prince Ohana Tiple 10-string ukulele ukulelezaza Wetootwaag’s Bagpipe and History Podcast Songs played on the show: Anything Goes (Cole Porter) I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby (Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields) Stumblehop Blues (Remco Houtman-Janssen) Go to the Ukulele Is The New Black YouTube channel for a playlist to hear these songs as well as other content relating to the episode, including The Masochism Tango! Ukulele is the New Black is produced by Meredith Harper, who also wrote the theme tune. The theme tune was performed by Meredith Harper, Jasmine Fellows, Geoff Skellams, Jim Croft, Chris Williams, Paul Marsh and Sandra Shaw.  Seb Carraro does the graphic design. If you enjoy this podcast please give it a rating or review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser or wherever you listen to your podcasts - and tell your friends!  Thanks to my $10 and over Patreon supporters for helping me to make this podcast: Ukulele Champion: Debbie Hoad Ukulele Legend: Linda Dodwell The music played in this episode is licenced under a Podcasts (Featured Music) agreement with APRA AMCOS. The bagpipe music at the end of the episode was downloaded from https://freesound.org/people/rivermagic321/sounds/481061/ under a Creative Commons 0 licence.
Well real life finally caught up with me, so today is the first interview I’ve recorded remotely.  I had a chat with Chicago-based Jenny Peters, one of the two Ukulele Sisters, who publish a heap of ukulele tutorials and books, which I think have a little more to offer than your average tutorial.  I hope you think so too - and don’t forget you can get your free arrangement of Simple Gifts from Jenny by clicking here! Some show-related links below: Ukulele Sisters Lani Lee Dorothy Taubman Songs played on the show: Simple Gifts Wayfaring Stranger Go to the Ukulele Is The New Black YouTube channel for a playlist to hear these songs as well as other content relating to the episode. Ukulele is the New Black is produced by Meredith Harper, who also wrote the theme tune. The theme tune was performed by Meredith Harper, Jasmine Fellows, Geoff Skellams, Jim Croft, Chris Williams, Paul Marsh and Sandra Shaw.  Seb Carraro does the graphic design. Thanks to my $10 and over Patreon supporters for helping me to make this podcast: Ukulele Champion: Debbie Hoad Ukulele Legend: Linda Dodwell
Believe it or not, today’s episode was recorded on a cruise in March 2020.  I had a chat to ukulele players M Sieiro Garcia and Colin Taylor on the island of Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas on the last day of the Joco Cruise.  It’s funny to listen back to it now, knowing that the next day we were well and truly back in the real world and the realities of a pandemic.  Because this was recorded on the beach, there’s a fair bit of background noise – but just close your eyes and imagine you’re sitting on the beach with a pina colada, and enjoy! Some show-related links below: Joco Cruise Molly Lewis John Hodgman Travis McElroy Jean Grae Klingons Star Trek Deep Space Nine (DS9) Star Trek Discovery Marc Okrand Mary Chieffo Songs played on the show: La Vie en Rose (Edith Piaf, Louiguy & Marguerite Monnot – 1947) Go to the Ukulele Is The New Black YouTube channel for a playlist to hear this song as well as other clips relating to the episode. Ukulele is the New Black is produced by Meredith Harper, who also wrote the theme tune. The theme tune was performed by Meredith Harper, Jasmine Fellows, Geoff Skellams, Jim Croft, Chris Williams, Paul Marsh and Sandra Shaw.  Seb Carraro does the graphic design. Thanks to my $10 and over Patreon supporters for helping me to make this podcast: Ukulele Champion: Debbie Hoad Ukulele Legend: Linda Dodwell The music played in this episode is licenced under a Podcasts (Featured Music) agreement with APRA AMCOS.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 23rd, 1966
Location
Canberra ACT, Australia
Episode Count
63
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
1 day, 9 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 839955