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.


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.


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.


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.


The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has undoubtedly influenced musicians worldwide to assemble and perform, and two central Pennsylvania clubs—Allegheny Ukulele Kollective and PSUkulele—are in on the action.


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Allegheny Ukes receiving a grant from PCA


The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective was honored to receive a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts & the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance to expand our Lending Library Program.


You can jam with the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective this weekend, but today you can hear part of the group on our show!


The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective shares their rendition of “Mele Kalikimaka” on Central PA Live! Enjoy!

The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective is a ukulele enthusiast club based in Altoona.



The Uke & Yule: A Ukulele Christmas Concert is happening at the Hollidaysburg First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, December 13 at 7:00 pm. The concert will feature all your favorite Christmas songs played on the ukulele! After the concert, try out the instrument for yourself. A $5 donation will benefit the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree.

The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective is a ukulele enthusiast club based in Altoona.