S3E07 - Gwendolyn Fitz


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May 24 2020 31 mins   1

Here’s my third New York interview – this time with Gwendolyn Fitz, ukulele player and founder of the Brooklyn Ukulele Festival. We had a chat in my hotel room on a day when there was unfortunately a lot of noisy maintenance going on in the hotel. I’ve done my best to minimise it in this episode but hey – I suppose it gives our conversation some genuine New York flavour!

Given the current environment, the Brooklyn Ukulele Festival won’t be running in the way Gwendolyn originally intended – but the good news is that it is still going ahead on June 12-13 in a virtual format. Full details will be available on 1st June on gwendolynfitzmusic.com, so make sure you go there and subscribe to the mailing list.

Some show-related links below:

Songs played on the show:

  • Painter Painter (Gwendolyn Fitz)
  • Run for the Hills (Gwendolyn Fitz)

Go to the Ukulele Is The New Black YouTube channel for a playlist to hear these songs as well as others relating to the episode.

Ukulele is the New Black is produced by Meredith Harper, who also wrote the theme tune. The theme tune was performed by Meredith Harper, Jasmine Fellows, Geoff Skellams, Jim Croft, Chris Williams, Paul Marsh and Sandra Shaw. Seb Carraro does the graphic design.

Thanks to my $10 and over Patreon supporters for helping me to make this podcast:

  • Ukulele Champion: Debbie Hoad
  • Ukulele Legend: Linda Dodwell

The music played in this episode is licenced under a Podcasts (Featured Music) agreement with APRA AMCOS.