Ukulele shares the sounds of Christmas

The sound of an ukulele is unmistakable — whether hearing it being played on the beach by a passerby, or on an Iz song on the radio, or by young ones just starting to learn, it’s a light sound that is fun and easy to listen to.

Being in beautiful Hawaii, what better combo to represent the holiday season than an ukulele playing Christmas carols? Hal Leonard, the music publishing company of high quality songbooks, agrees! That is why they have just released this year “100 Christmas Carols for Ukulele.” It is packed with many of the seasonal favorites, such as: “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Away in a Manger,” “The Boar’s Head Carol,” and “Silent Night.”

At 144 pages, you are sure to find the right carol to fit the moment. So, whether you are taking this book with you to the Mainland while you are visiting to get the relatives to join in or getting it for your Christmas here on the island, it is sure to be one of your great go-to books whenever you are ready to break out that ukulele to strum to celebrate the holidays.

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Ed and Cynthia Justus are the owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.

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