Irish ukulele... does it work?

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Casey, you don't have to say.. just play it.

I've heard Jake twice before, fun!

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Casey, you don't have to say.. just play it.

I've heard Jake twice before, fun!

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Jake is awesome, definitely a fave. I'd love to see him do something with Bela Fleck.
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I'll check him out online... He's in Tenn. ?

I also like Jesse Cook. As you see I belong in this thread... I grew up with my Mum singing with Noel Henery as they lived a few miles away and familie's music at home, so that close to heart... but sounds as like you, enjoy a wide range of music.
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Thanks Denny!

I can partial blame my hybridization on living next door to Frank Zappa's son and enjoying Newport,R.I. home of the first American Jazz fest.

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Very cool to listen free while anchored swingin' on your hook in the harbour!

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Great idea! I love when people try to interpret music in some unusual ways, especially when it comes to ukulele (like The pUKEs). In your case, I think concert uke would sound better than baritone.
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Reviving my own thread here... this was a bit of fun last night at the end of our session. I’ve had strings for 5ths tuning on my ukulele for a while, tuned CGDA. Yesterday I retuned it to CGDG to make it like a GDAD bouzouki capoed at the 5th fret. My friend here is playing my Billy Billy bamboo flute in F, and I accompanied on the uke. It was fun. Not something I’d make a regular thing, but fun as a novelty experiment.

https://m.facebook.com/casey.thomaston. ... 6055985555

Let me know if the link doesn’t work and I’ll try to repost it to YouTube.
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I've seen Gerry O'Beirne playing ukulele, and I don't know how he fits his thick fingers into that narrow fretboard. I've seen it from the front row and I still don't know how he does it.
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Thomaston wrote: Let me know if the link doesn’t work and I’ll try to repost it to YouTube.
Can't reach fb from here, so yt would work better for me at least.
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Tor wrote:
Thomaston wrote: Let me know if the link doesn’t work and I’ll try to repost it to YouTube.
Can't reach fb from here, so yt would work better for me at least.
Will do. I just need to get the person that recorded it to send it to me.
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