OUO performing outside Woolpack Music Studios for Otley Walking Festival, June 2018

Welcome to the Official Otley Ukulele Orchestra website! We have been playing together since 14th May 2012. Our group is open to players of all abilities, although basic chord knowledge is assumed. We go through new techniques and add more advanced chords and tab/lead playing for those who wish to push their skills on. We play all sorts of songs on the ukulele from Supergrass to The Supremes, The Beatles to Bananarama! Our mission is to have fun making music and making friends.

We love to play at many events in Otley and can be hired to play at your special event!

We meet on Monday nights at The Woolpack Music and Arts Studios, 14 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 3AB. We do have some Mondays off around school holidays so check home page or Facebook for dates – you can also email me jen@bighooha.co.uk

SESSION 1 7:30pm-8:30pm is a fun sing-a-long session suitable for all abilities. (£5)

SESSION 2 8:30pm-9:30pm is more performance based, where we spend longer looking at more detailed arrangements, often with 2 or 3 parts for the ukulele. (£5)

Price for both sessions £6 – this includes sheet music – can be paid in cash or card on the night or in advance via bank transfer PAY ONLINE

People of all abilities are welcome to attend either (or both!) sessions. Learners are welcome and we can lend you a uke for your first session. However, beginners might benefit from one-to-one tuition or from coming along to one of our COURSES

25 responses to “ABOUT OUO

  1. Amy

    Hi, being thick or … can see a file icon for each song sheet, nothing happens when I click on them!

    • hi amy,

      sorry about late reply…i couldn’t reply to you from my mobile. i have just tried getting the song sheets from the links and it worked for me. have you tried clicking on the blue song titles that are in the actual posts?? if you still can’t access them let me know which ones you want and i will email you directly.



  2. Cera

    Does that mean there is one tomorrow? Any chance we can come along and watch even though only one of us plays the ukulele?

    • hello!
      yes there is one tomorrow – we meet every monday at 6.30pm at the woolpack. you will be most welcome to come! the first session is a fun sing-a-long session and is suitable for learners. i have a ukulele available for your friend to play if they come along too so you can both join in!
      if you have any queries please get in touch

  3. Terry, here. Experimenting with wordpress as part of a uni workshop on ‘Alternate Reality’. Great fun. Would you mind ‘liking’ my page, please? Cheers. See you soon.

  4. Richard

    This probably says a lot really, but, tell me about your bass player and what instrument he’s playing.

    • Hey Richard, thanks for your comment. Our bass player (Paul) plays either an electro-acoustic bass or a hollow bodied bass guitar. We don’t use a bass ukulele! Hope you can see us in concert sometime! 🙂

  5. Hi. I’m part of the Cambridge ukulele group. I’m hoping to do a spookulele session of our own (this will be number 3) and I was really impressed by your poster advertising your one – perhaps from last year? It had skeletons on it. I don’t suppose you might consider letting me have the artwork so I could adapt it to advertise our own event would you?

  6. Edward Draper

    I saw your orchestra at leeds festival kirkstall abbey and thoroughly enjoyed listening to you sing and play well done everybody. I am going to try to attend some of your meetings. I would lke to learn to play. What are the facilities like e.g
    Are the they accessible to disabled people as i have limited mobiliy.

  7. Petra Neisius

    Dear friends of ukulele!
    We are agroup of ukulele players in germany and love to listen to you on you toube and play your songs!
    Is it possible to get some tabulaturs from your Songs for playing them here because Otley is too far
    Away for a short visit?(although we would love to come!)of course we would pay for that.
    Greetings to you from Germany,
    Petra Neisius

  8. John Lees

    Iam in Otley on Monday and would like to come along. I have been playing about a year with a group in Derbyshire .Do I need to download any song sheets etc before monday or are these given out on the night.

    looking forward to meeting you all. By the way We used to live in Otley and now my daughter does.

  9. John Lees

    Thanks Jen
    Hope to see you in monday.

  10. John lees

    Hi Jen
    I beleive there is a session wed morning. Can you please confirm the time.
    Many thanks

  11. Lucy etherton

    My name is Lu Etherton, you might know my other half Simon , from Hope and Social!!
    Do you have any further contact details, or should I type my message/ request on here?
    Many thanks X

  12. phil stubbs

    in garforth last night saw otley ukele orchestra was great the lady lead singer gorgeous brilliant thanks phil stubbs

  13. lynne

    Hi..I am endeavouring to organise a Yorkshire uke fest/concert..here in Beverley in the spring of 2019. Would your group be interested..? It’s in a really good venue.and having heard you all before..I thought I would ask? From Lynne Petersen. Email. Lynne.ukulele1@gmail..com

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