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Ukulele for Beginners and Improvers starting this September!

Fancy learning the ukulele with us or improving your techniques such as bar chords and TAB? Then book yourself on one of our fun and friendly ukulele courses!

9-week courses starting Tuesday 26th September 

  • September: 26th
  • October: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st 
  • November: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

BEGINNERS 7:15pm – 8:15pm- £80.00  

This course is designed for total beginners and those who would like to refresh their skills after having some time away from playing. The course will be relaxed and fun and at a pace suitable for new players. You will learn in a small and friendly group environment:

  • how to get the best sound from your ukulele
  • good playing techniques
  • basic strumming patterns
  • how to read song sheets with lyrics and chords
  • songs using basic chords
  • an introduction to playing single notes

IMPROVERS 8.30pm-9.30pm- £80.00 

This course is suitable for those who have enjoyed the Beginners Course or for people with a good grasp of the basic chords (C, C7, F, G, G7, Am) who want to continue on their ukulele journey. We will cover more open position chords and learn about moveable chords and bar chords as well as developing our strumming. We will also cover finger-picking and TAB (playing melodies).

Please email to book on or to pay via PayPal follow this link



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Kirkstall Festival

We are delighted to be appearing once again at Kirkstall Festival this Saturday 8th July. Come and see us on the Cloisters Stage 4:30pm – 5:30pm

We’d love to see you!


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Join us at 7:30pm Friday 30th June for a magical musical tour of Otley with the Walking Festival! We’ll sing, we’ll laugh, we’ll walk a little and we may partake in a beer or two at some of Otley’s finest establishments (you’ll have to come and find out which pubs we’ll be visiting!) All welcome… the event is free but please bring some change as we’ll be raising money of Otley Walking Festival.




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Otley Lions Flower Bed Opening

Otley Lions have been big supporters of OUO and The Woolpack Studios since we’ve been here in town. So we were delighted to be asked to play at the opening of their new flower bed in Wharfemeadows Park on Saturday 10th June. Come and join us there from 11:15am and help us sing some summery and flowery related songs 🙂



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The Carnival is Coming, the Carnival is Coming!

It’s that time of year again… we’re making decorations and we’re sorting out our fancy dress costumes…!

Join us Saturday 17th June at Otley Carnival – why not grab a prime spot outside The Woolpack Studios from 1pm to watch the entire parade? There’ll be food from All Good Things too 🙂

We’ll all be back from 2:30pm at The Woolpack Studios for the aftershow party to perform some more songs for you throughout the afternoon… we hope to see you there!

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Come and join us for a party and outdoor gig (fingers crossed) on 15th May 2017! We’ll be playing our TOP TEN GREATEST HITS! Email me if you’d like to take part in the vote on

ALL PLAYERS PAST AND PRESENT are welcome to come and join the fun – as well as those of you who’d just like to come and listen or sing along and enjoy the party atmosphere.

We look forward to seeing you soon


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The Woolpack Music Studios Showcase

woolpack showcase april 2017

We’re ready and raring to play this Friday at  The Woolpack Studios Showcase event at Otley Parish Church, 21st April 2017. There will be three special performances from us and the other adult community music ensembles that meet at The Woolpack Studios; Otley A Cappella Choir and The Woolpack Music Social Club.

Make sure you save some room for the delicious and wholesome food from All Good Things and the locally brewed beer from Paul Briscoe.

This is a family friendly event (9:45pm is projected finish time) and audience members can pay what they feel, either on the night in cash or via PayPal by following THIS LINK!

All money raised after we have covered the costs of the event will go towards keeping the Woolpack Studios going and supporting the work we do here in Otley. Hope to see you there 🙂

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