S3E03 - Chantelle Riordan


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Mar 29 2020 45 mins  

Well the world is a scary place at the moment – I got home from my shorter-than-expected overseas trip a week ago, and have been at home in self-isolation since then. Fortunately I have plenty of interviews recorded, so I will be able to continue to take your mind off things with more chats with ukulele players over the next few months.

Today’s episode is the final one recorded at the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival back in February, this time with Chantelle Riordan, otherwise known as Chantelle & Uke. Chantelle is a percussionist who discovered the joy of the little stringed instrument and is now firmly hooked.

Some show-related links below:

Songs played in this episode:

  • Dream A Little Dream of Me ( Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, Gus Kahn – 1931)
  • In the Shadows (Chantelle Riordan)
  • The Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) - 1940

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

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