We hereby submit forwith the ENTIRE performance of the Ukastle Ukestra at the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival, Saturday February 13, 7pm in the Marquee. We would have to say we did rather well for some 60 performers. All uke arrangements by Mark Jackson (MC) and Jane Jelbart (conductor).
It is the full 28 minute performance, but here is a breakdown of the performance by minutes and lead singers, so if you want to fast forward, you can! Warning! There are some close up shots of nearly everyone. 2nd Warning! What happens at 25:40 may scar you for life.
- 00:00 – Norwegian Wood (Lennon-McCartney – The Beatles). Lead singers (in three part harmony) – Cynthia Sleight-Meyles, Judi McLean, Anne Cowper.
- 02:50 – One of these nights (Glenn Frey and Don Henley – The Eagles). Lead singer – Jack Broekman.
- 05:15 – Aged and Mellow (Johnny Otis, Preston Love – sung by Esther Phillips – lyrical changes by Carol McCaskie). Lead and singer – Carol McCaskie.
- 09:45 – Libertango/I’ve seen that uke before (music Astor Piazzolla, lyrics Grace Jones and Dorothy Pritchard). Lead Singer – Dorothy Pritchard.
- 14:45 – Buzzcut Season (Ella Yelich O’Connor and Joel Little. Lorde). Lead singer – Trish Collins.
- 19:00 – The Way You Look Tonight (Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern). Lead vocals – Martin Bond.
- 23:55 – Billie Jean (Michael Jackson). Lead Singer – Jane Jelbart. Warning: semi-nude conducting.
Jack n Jel
Mark and Jane also did an intimate performance at the festival. You can catch a lot of it at their jacknjel.com page.