Monthly Archives: May 2015

18th May 2015

It was brilliant to welcome back Manitoba Hal to Otley this weekend. He did a very informative and theory based workshop on how to change any song into any key. It was all about the circle of fifths and I really took some practical tips away from it. I always find that songs are not in a good key for me to sing so always spend ages trying to work out how to transpose a song for the group. After the workshop we had a strum-a-long with Roundhay Ukulele Group, which is always fun! Manitoba Hal then performed songs from his new album “Dancing In The Moonlight”. He uses loops and a double necked guitar to get lots of texture into his performance. It was truly captivating.

Manitoba Hal live at Korks

Manitoba Hal live at Korks

A big thank you to Korks for hosting the evening.

You can check out more about Manitoba Hal here…
http://www.manitobahal.com/

At our session this week we looked at some new songs…

No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley and The Wailers
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Weather With You – Crowded House

We have been practising the songs with multiple parts and lovely harmony singing too. It was sounding really lovely!

In the 8pm session we focussed on the Carnival songs

Lovely Rita
Getting Better
Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
With a Little Help From My Friends

But they are sounding so great all ready I think they might stay in the set for good!!! They are really fun to play!

Remember there is no session next week for the Bank Holiday and our next gig is on 30th May at Nell Bank Ilkley for Disability Rocks. We’ll be on between 1pm -3pm. Here is the set list!

OUO MAY 2015

We’ve loads coming up in June so hopefully see you very soon!

🙂

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MANITOBA HAL returns to Otley!

The Ukulele Legend Manitoba Hal in association with the Great Northern Ukulele Festival will be returning to Otley to deliver a workshop and perform for us on Sunday 17th May. We’re very excited!

manitoba flyer 2015 with logo

Tickets are almost sold out – please email me for more details… jen@bighooha.co.uk

As part of the evening there will be a sing-a-long after the workshop and before Manitoba Hal performs. All tickets will allow you and your non-ukulele playing friends into the sing-a-long!

It should be a lot of fun!

I have chosen songs from Roundhay Ukulele Group as well as Otley Ukulele Orchestra so that you will all the songs. There is one song picked from the Woolpack Music Social Club – which you can download here…

COUNTRY ROADS uke

All the other songs we have learned or played recently in our sessions. Here is the list

MANITOBA HAL sing-a-long 2015

Please bring copies of the songs with you for the sing-along and a music stand if you’d like one.

Please get in touch if you’d like any more details… 🙂

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