Dan "Cool Hand Uke" Scanlan has played serious ukulele since 1961 and taught thousands to play and love it since 1988. He is the director and teacher of Cool Hand Uke's Strum Bums Ukulele Extravaganza Rescue and Relief Band of Grass Valley CA. He and his students have established ukulele groups in California, New Mexico, Ireland and Madeira Island, Portugal, the home of the ukulele's ancestors.

Dan with Dobro

Cool Hand Uke's Electronic Press Kit


Short Bio

Detailed Time Line


Original Songs/Ukulele Sampler





3 Questions for Cool Hand Uke from Jim D'Ville

Lil' Rev's Questions for Cool Hand Uke

Fountain of Uke Story on Cool Hand Uke

Willie Nelson on Dan Scanlan

Sac Bee on Dan Scanlan

Pluck on over to Cool Hand Uke's Lava Tube




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