Ukulele Is The New Black
By Meredith Harper
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Move over guitar - everyone is playing the ukulele! But what is it about this little instrument that has us all hooked? We talk to the people who play to find out why they love the ukulele.
||CleanFakin' It Reel - Episode 1 "Icefinger"||No, this isn't an episode of Ukulele Is The New Black - instead, here is episode 1 of my new podcast Fakin' It Reel. Enjoy! Move over, James Bond – our hero of many pseudonyms is here to save the world from the dastardly Icefinger. Fakin’ It...||2/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Phil Thompson||I bumped into my ex brother in law Phil Thompson at the Newkulele Festival in October 2018. He played a few bars from: How’s The World Treating You (Chet Atkins & Boudleaux Bryant, 1956) Love Her Madly (Robby Krieger, 1971) Like many guests on...||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: How ukulele changed our lives in 2018||Best of 2018||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E16 Mal Webb||Mal Webb describes himself as a “vocal adventurer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist”, and I can’t think of a better description. I hope you enjoy his vocal adventures as much as I did! Mal plays one of his songs, “TLA”. This...||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E15 Ukenjamit||Trish, Jack, Rosalie, John and Gayle are Ukenjamit, a fantastic ukulele group from Newcastle, NSW. I had a chat to them at the Newkulele Festival in October 2018. They played a few songs: Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker, 1968) Stray Cat Strut...||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E14 A.J. Leonard||Multi instrumentalist, arranger and recording artist A.J. Leonard is one of Australia's pioneer ukulele players and is regarded to be among the best in the world. Songs played by A.J. in the podcast (and with Jenny Rowlands in the Christmas medley)...||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E13 Miriam Miley-Read||Miriam Miley-Read plays and sings with trad-Dixieland jazz band Zackerbilks. I had a great chat to her at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra. Miriam and I both LOVE our Cordoba ukuleles – and if you’re interested, here is mine. Miriam...||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E12 Stickie FIngers||Stickie Fingers are from Griffith, which is in the Riverina region of New South Wales. I had a chat to them at the Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival in August. This is the first time I’ve done an episode with 5 people at once, and...||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E11 Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart||In today’s episode I chat to Jane Jelbart and Mark Jackson, who performed with the Ukastle Ukestra at the Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival in August this year. Mark and Jane play their rendition of “I’ll be Your San Antone Rose”...||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E10 Geoff Skellams||Today’s chat is with Geoff Skellams. He plays some cool stuff: “Afternoon Delight” – Bill Danoff (1975) “The Redtail Hawk” – George Schroder (1975) “Molehu” – Ozzie Katani “Dragonfly” – A J Leonard “Nanea Kou Maka I...||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E9 Cameron Murray||I had a fantastic chat with Cameron Murray at the Central Coast Ukulele and Folk Festival in August 2018. He plays: “The Window Cleaner” – George Formby, Harry Gifford and Frederick E. Cliffe (1936) “Haleiwa” – Cameron Murray Also,...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E8 The Demented Ukeholics||Today’s chat is with Narelle and Marina, aka the Demented Ukeholics. They play a few songs: “Getting Old” – The Demented Ukeholics “I’m a Reader” – The Demented Ukeholics, adapted from “I’m a Believer” by Neil Diamond...||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E7 Amber Shuhyta||Today’s chat is with Amber Shuhyta. Amber plays a few songs in the podcast: “Cocoon” by Milky Chance (2016) “Bellyache” by Billie Eilish (2017) “Hoops” by The Rubens (2015) She also plays her own composition, “Rising Up to See...||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E6 Tim Griffin||If you want to hear more music from Tim, he does a lot of shows for kids at schools and libraries around Southern California. He will be performing and teaching songwriting workshops for grownups at the upcoming World Science Fiction Convention in San..||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E5 Andrew Rankine||Today’s episode is with Andrew Rankine, a fellow member of the Ukulele Republic of Canberra. This was recorded after URoC’s performance at the 2018 Shoalhaven Heads Ukulele Festival. Go to our YouTube channel for songs and artists mentioned...||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E4 Kendra Zzyzwyck||Today’s conversation is with Kendra Zzyzwyck. Kendra and I play Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton. You can find this and all his other tunes on his website, jonathancoulton.com. Kendra also has a podcast. If you love the TV series...||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E3 Janine Chandler||Today’s chat is with Janine Chandler. Janine plays snippets from these songs: “I’ll see you in my dreams” - Isham Jones & Gus Khan “I Want to Marry A Lighthouse Keeper” - Terry Tucker and Erika Eigen “Freight Train” –...||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E2 Joey Marianer||This is the first of four episodes recorded on the 2018 Joco Cruise. Today’s chat is with Joey Marianer. Joey plays two songs: “Glasses”, with lyrics by Angela Brett and music by Jonathan Coulton “I Love Your Body” with lyrics...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E1 Michael Rosenberg||In my first episode I have a chat to my ukulele teacher, Michael Rosenberg. Michael plays snippets from a few songs. If you want to hear the originals, check out the playlist on the YouTube channel. “I Am Sailin’ ”, by Memphis...||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Ukulele Is The New Black||Ukulele Is The New Black is a podcast about the people who love to play ukulele. What is it about this little instrument that appeals to so many? In the coming episodes I will be having conversations with ukulele players to find out. Make...||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This show is just delightful. Meredith has a great voice and clearly loves her material. It's hard not to smile when she and her guests talk about their passion for music and what the can do with the Ukelele.
I'm two years into learning the ukulele and have been looking for a podcast for this new obsession of mine. Meredith has created something I look forward to every week. Wish it was more often!
Perfect Little Podcast
This podcast is a perfect package of interesting chats and good tunes. I highly recommend.