We’re having a week off!

Just a quick reminder that there will be no session MONDAY 3rd APRIL!

We’ll be back to normal on 10th April so hope to see you then! There will even be a session on Easter Monday (17th) as we prepare for our next gig at Otley Parish Church. We’ll be performing at The Woolpack Studios Showcase event, which is a pay as you feel night – so your friends and family can come along to watch, have a drink (there’ll be a licensed bar), have some tasty food courtesy of Nikki at All Good Things – and donate if they can. Once the costs for the evening are covered, any money raised will go towards our ongoing work here at The Woolpack Studios – so please spread the love! It’s going to be a brilliant night πŸ™‚

If you’ve signed up to play at this gig – the set list is now on the SONG SHEETS AND SET LISTS page at the top of the screen!

For tickets… pleaseΒ CLICK HERE!

woolpack showcase april 2017

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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 Β£794!!!

Big thanks to all who came to play πŸ™‚


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


Monday 20th March

Monday 3rd April


Skipton Three Links Club – Saturday 11th March

Otley Parish Church – Friday 21st April


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



Hope to see you all really soon πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚


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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 Β£3 which includes commemorative glass. OBF raises money for local charities too so everyone is a winner!

Find out more here….


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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! πŸ™‚

Have a look at some more photos John H – thank you! πŸ™‚

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