Congratulations & thank you to Peter Propp, Steve Forlano, Lori Hashizume, Katia Garcon, Cheryl Hilsop, Winni Paul, Rose Propp, Ruthie & Larry Sherman, Victoria Vox & Jack Maher, SpreadMusicNow, Magic Fluke and all for throwing a wonderful party yesterday; the first ever CT Uke Festival was so much fun. Can we do it again?? LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY P.S. Happy Birthday to Abby Judge, who always helps me see things a little more clearly…
September 29: How sweet it will seem (when I see you at the CT Ukulele Festival today!)… “Tonight You Belong To Me” written in 1926 by lyricist Billy Rose and composer Lee David and sung here by Eddie Vedder & Cat Power. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY Come on down to the Connecticut Ukulele Festival at the Suzuki Music School in Colonial Green, Westport, CT and learn to play ukulele so that you, too, can play this song and many others!
September 28: I’m in heaven and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak… “Cheek To Cheek” written by Irving Berlin and sung here by Fred Astaire. Learn to play it on the Ukulele and join us TOMORROW for the Connecticut Ukulele Festival sponsored by SpreadMusicNow. No uke? No problem! You can borrow one from the Magic Fluke Ukulele Company. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
September 27: You can spend all your time making money, or you can spend all your love making time… “Take It To The Limit” by The Eagles. Happy Belated Birthday to Bill Derry! LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
Learn to play it on Ukulele and join us in 2 days (9/29/18) at the Connecticut Ukulele Festival sponsored by SpreadMusicNow. Don’t have a uke?? Don’t worry! You can borrow one from the folks at the Magic Fluke!
September 25: Qu’est-ce que c’est? “Psycho Killer” written by David Byrne and played by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Happy Birthday to my talented, beautiful and sweet colleague, Mary Gardner!
We can’t promise you’ll be able to play like these folks, but we can at least get you started; please join us on Saturday, September 29th at the first ever Connecticut Ukulele Festival sponsored by SpreadMusicNow and with loaner ukes available from the Magic Fluke!
September 24: la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la-ti-da… “Brown Eyed Girl” written & performed by Van Morrison. And, for all you Uke fans, here is a Uke Version of Brown Eyed Girl performed by Aldrine and Friend. Happy Birthday to fellow uke player, Jeff Provost!
September 23: Get ready to fall in love with the ukulele*: “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” performed by Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots and written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss. (The melody is based on “Plaisir d’amour“, a popular romance composed in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini).
September 22: Do you remember (as if it was only yesterday?)… “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. Thanks to CJS for arranging an amazing weekend. ILY. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY (Only seven days until the first annual Connecticut Ukulele Festival presented by Spread Music Now. Hope to see you all there!)
September 21: Today is the International Day of Peace, so… “Let There Be Peace On Earth” sung by the African Children’s Choir. Thank you to Suzanne Welch for the song suggestion; here’s another beautiful version by Vince Gill. (Learn how to play this song on the Ukulele, thanks to MunsonCovers; then get yourself and your ukulele to the first-ever Connecticut Ukulele Festival on September 29th at the Suzuki School of Music in Westport, CT. See you there!)