Ukulele Fun in 2017

We’ve been having some fun sessions so far this year, learning new songs and revisiting some songs from the OUO archives! The songs of 1967 have been getting some attention – 50 years since such great tunes as Waterloo Sunset and Itchycoo Park!

We also played our first gig of the year at Cafe Lux in Pudsey, which is home to The Haven Breast Cancer Support Centre. Lesley, Jill and the Luxulele group did a great job organising the fun night of music – and raised a total of £794!!!

Big thanks to all who came to play 🙂

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We will be strumming this half term… (13th February)

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO SESSIONS ON 

Monday 20th March

Monday 3rd April

OUR NEXT PERFORMANCES

Skipton Three Links Club – Saturday 11th March

Otley Parish Church – Friday 21st April

BEGINNERS AND IMPROVERS COURSES

Do you have a friend who’d like to get in on the ukulele fun? We’re running another 9 week course for Beginners and Improvers starting Tuesday evenings on 25th April. Email jen@bighooha.co.uk for more details

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Hope to see you all really soon 🙂

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you have all had a lovely festive season – we will be back strumming and singing together from 7pm on MONDAY 9th JANUARY at The Woolpack Studios…

Expect new songs and good times!

See y’all then 🙂

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Christmas Party 2016

Hello friends!

Please come to party with us on 18th December at The Fleece on Westgate, Otley from 8:30pm!

Expect some fun tunes (some with a Christmas theme!) and good times with friends. All welcome – if you play a little bit and have only been coming for a short while… join in the songs you know! The party is also for our non-playing friends to have a good sing song and dance (it has been known!)

Hope to see you there 🙂

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Ukulele Courses starting January 2017

Two new nine-week courses are starting on Tuesday 10th January here at The Woolpack Studios, Otley.
Ukulele for Beginners (7:15pm-8:15pm) is designed for total beginners and will get you strumming in no time!
Ukulele for Improvers (8:30pm-9:30pm) is for those with a good grasp of basic chords in the C family (C, F, G, G7 and Am) but want to further their chord knowledge and strumming technique.

For more details please see our BEGINNERS COURSES page!

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Otley Beer Festival 2016

We’re very excited to be performing at this year’s Otley Beer Festival! We’ll be just one of the many local musical acts to be gracing the stage this year… so why not make a weekend of it and come and join us!

We’ll be playing from 6pm-8pm on Saturday 19th November at Otley Rugby Club on Pool Road. Entry is £3 which includes commemorative glass. OBF raises money for local charities too so everyone is a winner!

Find out more here….

http://www.otleybeerfestival.co.uk

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Spookulele 2016 in Photos!

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to Korks! We had such a great time. Players and audience members made such an effort with fancy dress and it looked and (in the case of the band!) sounded brilliant! We got the audience dancing and singing along, which is always fantastic.

Tim H (OUO) won first prize for best dressed ukulele player. His gruesome costume make up (and zombie walk) was spectacular!
Jenny S won first prize for best dressed audience member

Here are some photos taken by Simon C – thank you! 🙂

Have a look at some more photos John H – thank you! 🙂

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SPOOKULELE 2016

It’s that time of year again when we get our costumes and fake blood ready and dust off the old spooky song file!

We’re delighted to be teaming up with Korks this year for our Spookulele event – and it’s going to be the biggest and best yet!

There’ll be…

– 2 sets jam-packed with spooky songs from the Otley Ukulele Orchestra
– hot vegetarian food by the team at Korks
– Zombie Disco
– fancy dress competition

Tickets are £10 (£5 for ukulele players) and the event is for over 18s only

Please visit https://woolpackstudios.co.uk/spook-u-lele/ to book your tickets now (or pop into Korks!)

See you there!

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