The Allegheny Ukes in the News

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special No. 5 w/ Mike Holzer

For the final episode in this special series, I sat down and talked to Mike Holzer, the chief ukulele evangelist of the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective and Festival Director of the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree. Make sure you get your tickets soon for next year’s. They’ll go on sale around October.

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special no. 4 w/ Amber Rozel

AUSS no. 4 features a Steel City Ukes native! Amber Rozel is a teacher and performer that you may not have heard of, unless you’re from Pittsburgh, PA. She’s also a classmate of mine from the James Hill Ukulele Initiative in Toronto. She may be the least famous guest I’ve had on the show, but it’s definitely one of my favorite conversations!

We talked about teaching tips, playing past the 3rd fret, practice schedules, and so much more. The saddle we were talking about is called a compensated saddle.

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special no. 3 w/ Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Here’s 3 of 5 from the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree! Today’s episode is with Danielle Ate the Sandwich.

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special no. 2 w/Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel

This is the second installment of a special uke fest series I’m putting out as quickly as I can. These episodes were all recorded on April 21, 2018 in Altoona, PA. In today’s episode I sat down with Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel.

The 2018 Allegheny Ukulele Soiree

Springtime in the Alleghenies sounds like the title to a Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald musical from the 1940s, but in reality it’s the season and location for the annual Allegheny Ukulele Soiree.

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special no. 1 w/ Jim D'Ville

In this first of the series, Ukulele Abe had a chance to sit down and chat with Jim D’Ville. He’s a wonderful teacher/performer that put on a bunch of great classes and a wildly entertaining set at the concert on Saturday night.

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Tiffany Stuckey sits down with Mike Holzer of the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective to discuss the history of the ukulele as well as upcoming events involving the group.

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree 2017

Join the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective for the longest running Ukulele Festival in Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree!

The Allegheny Ukulele Soiree is set for Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 at Laurel Lodge in Altoona. Enjoy workshops, performances from guest artists and more!

Register today online! Check out Allegheny Ukulele Soiree online for more information.

Ukulele group plans music festival

The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective, a ukulele club based in Altoona, will hold its third annual Allegheny Ukulele Soiree April 15-17 at Laurel Lodge, Duncansville.

Regional libraries to make some noise with ukulele initiative

Teaching librarians about the ukuleleSTATE COLLEGE 

The sound of a ukulele quickly conjures images of floral print shirts, coconut-flavored drinks and the crash of the Hawaiian surf. 

Which is the complete opposite picture of a central Pennsylvanian winter. Nevertheless, the ukulele flourishes no matter the climate.

The small, four-stringed instrument will soon be available at four Centre County libraries thanks to the initiative of the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective, an Altoona-based ukulele club. The Kollective is seeking to make the instruments available to 32 regional libraries.

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