'The Nation's Ukulele Orchestra'
BBC News, Radio 4, 23rd September 2014
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2018 Festival Appearances!

The Orchestra is thrilled to be playing at festivals this year, including the Austrian Ukulele Festival in Graz, Underneath the Stars, Barnsley and the Sidmouth Folk Week. We will be bringing our unique combination of the well-known and the unknown; off-the-wall music and re-imagined overworked classic songs. In the early days of the UOGB sometimes the comments included views that the repertoire was too challenging or far-out. Currently we are more likely to hear that attendees allegedly yearning for a musical art designed to elicit beard-stroking brain-ache opine that the Orchestra is far too populist and the act constitutes mere entertainment. Comments included: “Too lowbrow for Geoffrey”, and “Dumbing down of the worst kind”. In this time of unease and uncertainty we think it might be considered a pleasant thing to be criticised for being popular and entertaining. What do you think, is it best to be credible or loved, widely appreciated or under-rated yet critically acclaimed? Or can we have it all and be off-the-wall and on-the-ball simultaneously? We hope so. We’ve always been “on the back foot forward”. Why stop now. 

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