The Story of the Ukulele with Tom Hodgkinson & Gavin Pretor-Pinney
The ukulele has to be one of the most lovable instruments ever created. It's easy to play, cheap to buy and produces an irresistibly cheerful sound. Even the name (which, by the way, means 'jumping flea' -- cute right?) is lovely to say, all of which probably explains why its popularity has soared in recent years. It's even started to replace the faithful old recorder in school music lessons.
Here to tell us the story of the ukulele, with a cast of characters that includes Nancy Mitford, Kermit the Frog and Warren Buffett, are the authors of The Ukulele Handbook, Tom Hodgkinson and Gavin Pretor-Pinney. As founders of The Idler, these two have long been proponents of enjoying the lighter side of life, a philosophy which finds its embodiment in the humble uke. Join Tom and Gavin for a joyful ramble through ukulele history and -- of course -- a song or two.
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Venue: The Gallery at Foyles Charing Cross Road
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Gavin Pretor-Pinney; Tom Hodgkinson