September 15th – Getting Ready for Otley Folk Festival

Is it really a year since last year’s Otley Folk Festival all ready?!

We are very excited to be able to support such a great festival again… this year we will be performing twice on Sunday 21st September

4pm outside The Woolpack Music Studios (unless it’s terrible weather in which case we will find a pub… keep an eye out on Facebook…)

7pm we will be opening the evening’s proceedings at The Methodist Chapel, warming up the crowd for PlumHall and Jez Lowe.

I have put together two set lists for the two gigs… everyone is welcome to play at 4pm! The more the merrier… even if you just know 3 chords! The 7pm set is based more around songs we have been learning in the 8pm sessions on a Monday.

Here are the set lists

FOLK FEST SEPT2014

Check out what else is on over the weekend here…

http://www.otleyfolkfestival.com/

And here are the songs we did last night

7pm – 8pm

SUNNY AFTERNOON

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE

SURFIN’ USA

SURFIN USA solo

I SAW HER STANDING THERE OCT13

8pm

UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE tab

IT MUST BE LOVE

IT MUST BE LOVE instrumental

IT MUST BE LOVE Tab 1

Great Northern Ukulele Festival

http://www.northernuke.com/

I had a great time at GNUF in Huddersfield on Sunday. Next year’s festival is May Bank Holiday Weekend so I will be hoping to make the whole weekend next year. Several OUOers were there and commented on the high standard of the workshops and performances. I was lucky enough to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain perform and I also attended their workshop too. It was interesting to see how they arranged their songs and everyone had a specific role. It definitely got me thinking about how to put our songs together in the future and how we can use everyone’s strengths within the group.

I also bought a new ukulele!!!!!!!

I really love the iUke!

I really love the iUke!

It’s soooo tiny… !!!!

Look forward to strumming with y’all soon

:-)

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8th September 2014 – Sunny Afternoon

We had a lot of fun looking at these songs last night…

Session 1 7pm

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE

SUNNY AFTERNOON

SURFIN’ USA

FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE

FRIDAY I’m IN LOVE

Session 2 8pm

We continued our practise for Spook-u-lele, which is going to be bigger and better than last year!! I’m so excited!

THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE

THERE S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE tab

GHOST TOWN

GHOST TOWN TAB

and we finished on a less spooky note…

MR BLUE SKY

MR BLUE SKY – SOLO

GREAT NORTHERN UKULELE FESTIVAL
It’s this weekend in Huddersfield! I will be there on Sunday… maybe see you there? I have never been before, but was drawn in by the variety of workshops and performances on offer. Should be fun! Check out

http://www.northernuke.com/

for more details!

OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL
We will be performing on Sunday 21st September
4pm at The Woolpack
7pm at The Methodist Church

Have a look at the Set Lists here for more details – we will be covering most of these songs over the next couple of sessions…

FOLK FEST SEPT2014

Have a look at http://www.otleyfolkfestival.com/ for more information about the festival

Ta ra for now

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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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