We’re very excited to be back after the Christmas break. Please find below all the sessions for this term. We will be performing at The Woolpack Studios Easter Showcase (at Otley Social Club) on SATURDAY 24th MARCH! Keep it free.

Hope to see you soon for a strum and sing


MONDAY 7:30pm-8:30pm and 8:30pm-9:30pm

JANUARY 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

FEBRUARY 5th, 19th, 26th (please note no session 12th Feb)

MARCH 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th


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OUO News December 2017

We only have 4 sessions left for 2017 ! I can’t believe how fast this year has flown!

Sessions will run as normal (7:30pm-8:30pm and 8:30pm-9:30pm)

Monday 27th November, 4th, 11th and 18th December.

We will be back in business on 8th January 2018.

We have a Christmas Show at Otley parish Church on Saturday 9th December from 3:30pm along with Otley A Cappella Choir and Woolpack Music Social Club. From 6pm that day we will all be having a party at The Woolpack Studios, with beer from Briscoe’s Brewery, Pie and Peas from All Good Things Community Food Project and an open mic session (please let us know if you’d like to play!). All are welcome. We hope to see you here very soon 🙂


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Otley Town Mayor’s Christmas Concert

We are delighted to have been invited to play at Otley Methodist Church for this year’s Town Mayor Christmas Concert, along with Otley Bell and Chime Orchestra and Otley Brass Band! The concert will be on Saturday 25th November at 7:30pm – get your tickets now (see below for details) !


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Get that fancy dress costume out of the wardrobe for it is that time of year again… SPOOKULELE IS AROUND THE CORNER!

Grab your tickets now for the funnest and most terrifying Halloween party in town!

There’ll be top quality tunes from Otley Ukulele Orchestra, a vegetarian curry supper and prizes for most hideous fancy dress.

All over 18s welcome… see you there !



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OUO to appear at Otley Folk Festival!

Come and see us play outside The Woolpack Studios as part of this year’s Black Sheep Brewery Otley Folk Festival!

There will be live music, food from All Good Things and a Real Ale bar at The Woolpack Studios Saturday 16th September 12pm-8pm
Sunday 17th September 12pm-5pm

We’re kicking things off 12pm on Sunday 17th. We’ve got a great set together so come and see us!

On Saturday, there’ll be. few familiar faces performing too… Debra, John, Tom and Dean have been working on an arrangement of War Of The Worlds on ukulele called (wait for it) ULLALELE! We can’t wait to see them in action!

Also you’ll recognise other OUO players performing in different groups: Simon Carey with Currie and Carey – Simon will be playing harmonica and mandolin in addition to his trusty Uke! The Broomies will also be making an appearance with their ukulele, guitar and vocal loveliness!

It’s going to be a brilliant weekend… hope to see you there 🙂

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Have a lovely summer!

Hey everyone – just to let you know we will be back in session Monday 4th September at The Woolpack Studios.

Please note that the session times have changed

Session 1 (fun sing a long session – all welcome!) 7:30pm-8:30pm
Session 2 (more performance focussed – all welcome!) 8:30pm-9:30pm

Each session is £5 or £6 for both!

Aloha for now!


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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 jen@bighooha.co.uk to book on or to pay via PayPal follow this link



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