This blog is about - Life for a Lady with a Ukulele or Two.... ukulele and banjolele chat, with a slant towards fingerpicking, personal ukulele heroes and the songs of yesteryear...

It's about my personal journey with the ukulele, and the uke-related music that I love. The ukulele is so versatile that there is a lot of uke-related music shared on here, in the form of videos made by other folk, far more skilled and talented than I. As for my own personal journey, if you want the beginning of the journey, I tell it at the beginning of the blog - in March 2012.

As for the music, I love the old songs, the really old songs, especially those of the 1920's and 1930's. This is way before what I consider to be my time - which was the 50's and 60's.

Folk, bluegrass, blues, jazz, classical - all of these genres of music can be played on the ukulele, and the examples that I love are shared here, with the blessings of the players and video makers.

Not forgetting the banjo-uke, or banjolele. Plenty of exponents of Formby-style playing to be found on these pages - and not only from the UK!

UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome) is not my thing - honest - but when I started to write this blog, five years ago, I had one wooden ukulele and and one newly-acquired banjo-uke. Right now, I have - er - rather more wooden ukes and three banjoleles, (two from the 1920's, one from about 1940) - but I haven't got UAS - really I haven't......

(updated June 2017)


  1. Thanks for turning me on to your blog! Really enjoying looking through it.

    1. Thanks for your comment, glad you like it! Do look in again, please! :)

  2. Hi

    Is there a way to get in touch with you to discuss the blog?

    You can find me at sambutterworth@gmail.com.



    1. Hi, sorry for the delay - thanks for the contact - I'll email you in the next couple of weeks!


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