Ukanogan Music Scene

by Dennis Peterson

15. December 2014 · Comments Off on Ukanogan Music Scene · Categories: Music, Omak, Oroville, Tonasket

Ok – really bad pun* but…

Right here in Oroville, folks. An ukulele club formed this past year and after much practice they had a playing at the North Valley Nursing home in Tonasket. Familiar faces are already members and they’re seeking new members. More information can be found at their Facebook page.

The Ookoolele players will be playing at Esther Bricques Winery on December 18. This will be a caroling sing-along and all are encouraged to bring instruments and to play and sing along or just show up. Personally I would love to see everyone show up in an ugly Christmas sweater! How much fun would that be?

The Ookoolele players

The Ookoolele players

Quality instruments are available locally in Omak so you have no excuses! Omak Music not only has instruments, they have their own ukulele club so driving distance shouldn’t be a problem. No more excuses!!

If you would like a very nice custom ukulele made by a local luthier you might give Oroville’s Mark Kubiak a visit. His instruments are beautiful to see and play, and he’s begun work on ukuleles.

Click the pic and have a quick read about ukulele history at Wikipedia.

A beautiful Martin Uke

A beautiful Martin Uke

*Historical note: The earliest reference I’ve found to the name Ukanogan is from a 1906 newspaper article printed in a Portland, OR publication.

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