Ukulele Picnic 2015

Chris Stewart’s Ukulele Picnic Report

BIUG member Mike Perdue and his wife Lynne put together a nice display for the Big Island Ukulele Guild during the ‘Ukulele Picnic Hawai’i Sunday, February 8 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. 

A number of ukulele dealers and builders were also at the event, including guild members Sam Rosen of Holualoa Ukulele Gallery and Bill MacDonald of Kona Breeze Ukuleles, plus Brian and Derek Kiernan of Kiernan’s Music, and representatives for Kanile’a Ukuleles, LeLe Ukuleles and Music Exchange. 


Top Left: 'Ukulele Picnic producer Kazuyuki Sekiguchi visits the Big Island Ukulele Guild table watched over by Lynne Perdue. Photo by Mike Perdue

Top Right: Ukulele enthusiasts enjoy the grounds of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel during the event. Photo by Chris Stewart

 Bottom Left: Kunia Galdeira (L), grandson of famed slack key guitarist Gabby Pahinui and a member of Ekolu Mea Nui, talks with David Perkins of Kona Breeze Ukuleles at the BIUG table. BIUG member Bill MacDonald owns Kona Breeze Ukuleles in Sisters, Oregon. Photo by Mike Perdue 

Bottom Right: Tyler Gilman (L) of Premium Ukuleles and Shawn Yacavone of Ukulele Friend, both based in O’ahu, visit with BIUG member Bill MacDonald, owner of Kona Breeze Ukuleles in Sisters, Oregon. Photo by Chris Stewart

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