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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
13-Nov-19 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: The current state of folk music in UK
Subject: RE: The current state of folk music in UK
Anyway - can we talk about recent developments.

I love this revival of the ukulele. I've got to admit it has provided me with a lot of inspiration. There are lots of uke groups - one meets every week in Weymouth.

Personally I relate to the George formby split stroke style more than the hawaiian thing. Although , that's fun as well.

I just think its great. there are singers in our local folk circles using all versions of the uke - soprano, tenor, baritone and bass.

One trad group uses the bass uke rather like a bass guitar.

The uke has been around for a long time and English players have been amongst the most innovative, and by and large it has been ordinary working class people who have adopted into their folk culture.