Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Posted on December 6, 2013

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As I’m sure all you Durham uke enthusiasts out there know, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played Duke’s Page Auditorium last Sunday, the 24th of November. The group is comprised of 8 ukulele players on ukes of various sizes, from sopranino to bass ukulele, and every member sings as well. They play a huge variety of genres, from Tiny Tim to Prince. Highlights included a mash-up version of Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love.” The show is interspersed with joke-telling and general good humor, emphasizing the idea the group was built on; namely, that music should be fun.

After the show, Duke Performances in conjunction with your very own High Strung, hosted an after-party/uke hang at Fullsteam Brewery. There, fans, jammers, and the Orchestra members knocked back a few brews and talked ukuleles. Many thanks to the High Strung Uke jammers, the Durham Ukulele Orchestra, Duke Performances, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and the wonderful Marilee Annereau.

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