The celebrated and festive sound of ukulele

You really haven’t lived until you’ve heard Christmas songs on a ukulele.  Once a year, ukulele fanatics in the Chicago area don their flashing lights and felt accessories and head to a quaint café right off the Eisenhower.

They say it’s a happier way to spread a little holiday cheer.

Every Thursday night- year round- the Eastgate Café in Oak Park hosts the Harrison Street Ukulele players.

WGN sent it’s resident guitar player Steve Sanders to check it out.

For more information log on to these sites:

www.ukulele.meetup.com/89

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harrison-Street-Ukulele-Players/78842462346?ref=hl

www.facebook.com/UkuleleSuburbia

www.sitaremporium.com

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3 comments

  • GiGi Wong-Monaco

    On behalf of the Harrison Street Ukulele Players aka the Oak Park Ukulele Meetup Group, MAHALO (thank you) WGN TV for coming out and doing this story on us! We had so much fun playing with Steve Sanders and cameraman Mike! Join us! We get together and play every Thursday night at Eastgate Cafe. People come from all over to play with us. And now, our new 'sister' group, Ukulele Suburbia – The Ukulele Group of Chicago's South Suburbs will start up in January 2013! This is 'serious fun'!

    MELE KALIKIMAKA me ka HAU'OLI MAKAHIKIHOU!
    GiGi Wong-Monaco
    Founder of the Oak Park Ukulele Meetup Group aka The Harrison Street Ukulele Players

  • sewe

    Don't you think the sound of the ukulele is marvelous during the festive seasons? Is that really making you much happier than before? Yeah to be frank I feel there is a big change happening in my mind whenever I heard that music, it gives me more power and energy. It makes me more healthier than before. I would like to share my experience with ukulele music and I believe these suggestions would be helpful for you to make a healthy mind from the ukulele music.

  • Arthur Cahill

    There's just something about the little instrument that sets it apart from everything else. I don't know if it's the aesthetic or the unique sound it makes, but whatever it is sure gives the ukulele an appeal all its own.

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