1st September 2014 – A New Season of Strumming has Begun

What a great kick start to the new season we had last night at The Woolpack Studios? It was so great to see so many familiar faces and to welcome new ones too into out Ukulele Family!

There are loads of events and concerts to look forward to between now and Christmas… so make sure you keep up to date by being on the emailing list (email jen@bighooha.co.uk to be put on) or ‘like’ our page on Facebook.
I have also updates the Calendar which you can access by going to the tabs at the top of the home page.

Here’s what we did in last night’s session…

7pm-8pm
SURFIN’ USA

SURFIN USA solo

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE

We are very lucky to have such talent in our group. This next song ‘You Are Beautiful’ is written by OUOs very own Darren Smith. We started to work on this last night – a lovely song with a nice strumming pattern and tab parts too. The melody is so catchy… I’ve been humming it for weeks!

Have a listen to Darren playing it here (there is also a tutorial for the different parts too…) and listen out for his pet who is obviously wanting to join in

You Are Beautiful

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL tab

8pm-9pm

We’re starting early on SPOOK-U-LELE preparations this year, just because we are going to have our biggest and best one yet! Keep posted for more details! ;-)

THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE

THERE S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE tab

Then we carried on with

UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE tab

Finished off by

FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE

FRIDAY

Until next week my friends!
:-)

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14th July 2014

This past weekend was another one fun-filled with Ukulele action!

Friday night was Julie and Gary’s party up in Menston. We had a great time playing for all their family and friends and enjoyed all the lovely food! Julie and Gary are a lovely couple and were very generous donating money to the OUO and also giving us all a bottle of wine!

Saturday was Kirkstall Festival which, once again, was glorious weather and a wonderful atmosphere. We loved entertaining the crowds gathered in the CLoisters. Such a lovely place to play.

I wish I had some photos of us playing!

The dramatic Kirkstall Abbey

The dramatic Kirkstall Abbey

Then we all headed off to The Bridge for an impromptu sing-a-long in the car park beer garden! We made some new friends and entertained the drinkers for a while before we caught the bus home. What a great weekend!

So in the session on Monday we started looking at these new songs!

SURFIN’ USA

SURFIN USA solo

UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE tab

Important Information!

MONDAY 21st July will be our last session
WEDNESDAY 23rd July is the strum and sing with RUG at The New Highwood (8pm)
THURSDAY 24th July is Summer Social with Otley A Cappella. Bring things to sit on, things to drink and games to play to Wharfemeadows Park (past skate park) for 7:30pm. We’ll play rounders! If weather terrible there will be a plan b – but check Facebook!

See you soon I hope
:-)

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July Set Lists

Hello everyone!

Here are the set lists for our July gigs…

OUO SET LISTS JULY 2014

KIRKSTALL FESTIVAL

The 33a bus leaves Otley at 1405 tomorrow
Meet you at the bus station!

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July Ukulele Madness…!

We had a wonderful time playing for our friends at Tealbeck last night. We’ll be back in October so I hope you will be able to join us then!

We then had a look at what is coming up this month!

5 gigs!!

Here are all the set lists and details you will need

JULY 2014 set lists

And we also started working on this awesome song last night

MR BLUE SKY

MR BLUE SKY – SOLO

Have a play a long with the record… it is in the same key…

See you Thursday at The Fleece!

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Monday 30th June – TEALBECK

Hello!

Just a quick reminder that we will be playing for the Tealbeck residents tonight

Please meet at The Woolpack at 6:15pm or at Tealbeck for 6:30pm start.

We will be playing these songs

TEALBECK 30.06.14

In the 8pm Session we will be looking at a new song, which we are learning for a very special event coming up in July….! (no – not the TdF!!)

MR BLUE SKY

MR BLUE SKY – SOLO

But we will be have another run through the songs we will be performing on Thursday 3rd July at The Fleece (from 8pm) and Saturday 5th July (ASDA Pool Road Busk Stop) on TdF day.

SET LISTS FOR JULY COMING VERY SOON!!

:-)

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Haworth Ukulele Group Extravaganza

You have to love the Ukulele Community! OUr Friends at Haworth put on an amazing festival every year where groups from all over Yorkshire come and play ukulele together and have fun. So we’re so happy to be a part of this!!

Today we’ll be playing at Haworth Ukulele Group Extravaganza, The Old School Room BD22 8DR.

We’ll be on at 4pm – come and join us!

We’re singing

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’

WALKING ON SUNSHINE

TAKE ON ME L+C

DON’T YOU WANT ME – tab

and

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You from the HUGE songbook

:-)

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Otley Carnival & Otley Walking Festival – That was one AWESOME weekend!

What an incredible weekend of Ukulele fun?!

Saturday was the Carnival… and WE WON FIRST PRIZE in the Adult Group Category!

carnival 2

I have to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who helped decorate the float, those of you who gave up your time and your homes and gardens to make, paint and create a little piece of Hawaii! I couldn’t have done it without you.

There are so many great pictures of everyone…

float 2014

float 2 2014

And on Sunday there was the ‘Follow The Strings’ – The Walking Festival tour of our town’s wonderful pubs. We visited The Fleece, The Horse and Farrier and The White Swan – thank you to all the staff who put up with 70 + strummers and walkers who descended upon them!

We raised £70 for the Walking Festival so WELL DONE EVERYONE! THANK YOU!

walk fest 2014

Walking Festival (3 of 4) (THANK YOU TO ANDY HOYLE – OTLEY CAMERA CLUB)

Walking Festival (2 of 4) (THANK YOU TO ANDY HOYLE – OTLEY CAMERA CLUB)

Walking Festival (1 of 4)(THANK YOU TO ANDY HOYLE – OTLEY CAMERA CLUB)

So, back to business!!

We had a great session last night looking at the songs we will be playing for our friends at Tealbeck next week (30th)

These are the songs we will be playing
TEALBECK 30.06.14

Here’s what we did in last night’s session
RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD jun14

You Are My Sunshine

BLUE MOON L+C

TEARS ON MY PILLOW

FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE

FRIDAY TAB

In the second session we had a look at our Tour De France songs, which we will be performing on the 3rd and 5th of July!

BICYCLE RACE lyrics and chords

BICYCLE RACE – solo

Here is a video of us playing Bicycle Race! Massive THANK YOU to John Christmas for filming and editing the video!

THE PUSHBIKE SONG

pushbike song tab

I need to go and have a lie down in a dark room!

See you soon
:-)

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