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Death of Ukulele Orchestra founder, 59

July 26, 2017 by norman lebrecht

3 comments.


The Guardian has an obit for the heroic Kitty Lux, founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, which has the great distinction of playing both at the BBC Proms and at Glastonbury.

Kitty made it to the Proms weeks after receiving a kidney transplant.

She leaves quirky memories of an uncategorisable Proms night. They don’t make them like that any more.


Comments (3)

  1. Pete Parker says:

    So sad… I remember listening to that prom on the radio having heard them previously at the BBC Electric proms with David Arnold and the Kaiser Chiefs…Hilarious, thought provoking and downright moving at times…

  2. John scott says:

    So, so sad. I have recently fallen in love withe the uke, and watch the uke orchestra of gb every evening on my tablet. Kitty will be sorely missed.

  3. Claire Grandamy says:

    I am French. I’ve been an UOGB fan for years, I saw them here in France almost each time they came, and each concert was always a pure moment of happiness. All UOGB members are wonderfully talented, but I always had a special tenderness for Kitty, who I thought looked like she was secretly fighting against some disease. Unfortunately she really was. Though I was not surprised to hear about her death in July, I‘m deeply sad for her, her friends and family. I’ll do my best to go to the Barbican next January. Love you Kitty, wherever you are. Sorry for my poor English.


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