'The Nation's Ukulele Orchestra'
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Never Mind The Reindeer

“Never Mind The Reindeer”. 

The long awaited, often requested, reissue of the 1996 favourite classic Christmas album of seasonal music from The Ukulele Orchestra is now available. A bumper stocking-filler.

These are the definitive old carols, in instrumental form, orchestrated for ukuleles, with no singing. 

Some well known, some well loved and even some hackneyed carols, redeemed by the infectious musicality, good humour and joy of “the ukes”. 

Regarding the title of this album: Was “Nevermind” the name of one of Santa’s reindeer, or the title of an album by the Sex Pistols, or Nirvana?

Christmas can be seen as a celebration involving recognition of the birth of a world religion, while also containing the history of pagan rituals, and involving the struggle between the conflicting philosophies of giving and selling. Is there conflict between the mutuality of present sharing and the capitalist expressions of mammon? 

Let us aim to see, beyond the trappings, and costumes, what is there in the traditions, which shows us the truth.

Can the humble instruments on this recording, with their vernacular twanging and scratching, yet transport us to the realms of glory? Yes, we say! 

Merry Christmas one and all. Buy copies of this CD for all your family and friends. 

They, like many who heard it in the last century, when these recordings originally appeared, will treasure this recording as a timeless artefact, a relic of the old and good, and a talisman of jollity, happiness and tradition in a tumultuous world.

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Christmas Delivery Information

The following deadlines have been based on recommendations by Royal Mail for the delivery of post before Christmas. Due to the extra strain on Royal Mail this year, we really recommend placing your orders as soon as possible.

International Delivery - Tuesday 1st December

UK Delivery - Thursday 15th December

Please note that we are unable to guarantee delivery before Christmas, these dates have been based on the current recommendations from Royal Mail and we will be doing our best to ship any orders placed as soon as possible. We can also send your order straight to the recipient. Enter the recipients shipping address at the checkout and the parcel will go straight to them.

The Ukulele Orchestra office will be closed from Wednesday 23rd of December, any orders placed after Midday (GMT) on the 23rd will not be sent out until the office re-opens on Monday 4th January.

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Never Mind The Reindeer