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Fans of George Formby


Fans of George Formby

This is the place to share the great music of george Formby, the King of the Banjo Ukulele!

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Comment by Tim Cooke on August 26, 2012 at 1:43pm

Brilliant Jay!!


And I bet birthdays & Christmas's are absolutely  great get togethers for all the family & friends!  I love a room full of instruments!!

Comment by Jay Dunning on August 26, 2012 at 12:33am

I am 71 year old now and have been playing the ukulele since I was 12. I also play guitar and a bit of keyboard. I have 10 ukes and two synthesisers, a piano, a mandolin and my most recent aquisition is a 1927 Bacon uke-banjo comletely refurbished by Alan Harris in England. It cost me 600 English pounds but, oh, the sound. Just like brother George's. Hope all my brothers and sisters in music are well and plinking well. When I was 16 my mum sent me a birthday card with this little poem in it.

'tis the girl in his heart what makes a lad sing

Plinking all day on his plinkety thing.

Have fun and stay smiling.

Jay Dunning - Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Comment by Christopher Moore on October 25, 2011 at 6:58pm
a grand hello to everyone..
Comment by Tim Cooke on September 1, 2011 at 2:04pm

Here's a link to my local branch of the George Formby club, in Westhoughton which is between Bolton & Wigan in the UK.

Comment by Tim Cooke on January 1, 2010 at 8:48pm
I belong to Wigan Ukulele Club, the town where George was born, There are a few members who belong to the George Formby society, and boy,they can play like him! They could probably answer any questions on the great fellow!
Comment by Davis on July 20, 2009 at 11:04pm

I have several videos of George. You may be able to pick up some stuff from them.
Comment by Ukulele eddie on November 30, 2008 at 2:11pm
Marcy: I don't think anybody could have afforded lessons from the highest payed entertainer in the UK. But many people have picked up tricks and lessons from his records and films, including me. I was around when George spent a lot of time in Warrington. However I only started playing uke when I moved to Somerset 10 years ago. What did I miss ?
Comment by Marcy Marxer on November 29, 2008 at 9:51pm
Does anybody know people who took lessons from George Formby? Is there anyone who can give us some pointers? There must be players who at least met him and have stories to tell.

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