A week and a half ago, a few dozen ukulele players gathered at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Harvard Square.
And what happened? Was “You Are My Sunshine” thoroughly and enthusiastically plinked? (Yes.) And HAD anyone, in fact, “Seen My Gal,” with her eyes of blue pigmentation and five foot two stature? (No, but many, many uke players – around 40, by my count – were on the case.)
It was a meeting of the Ukulele Union of Boston (there’s also a chapter in Harvard, Mass.). Any further questions about the jam or the groups are perhaps best answered by this fun video, reposted from HubArts – who, incidentally, also wrote a great Globe piece about the modern uke resurgence.