We had a great time in November and December and had lots of memorable gigs including supporting The Young’Uns at Otley Courthouse on their sold out UK tour and at the Sela Bar in Leeds (always a great vibe there!)
So now we are nicely rested it’s time to start thinking about 2016 and all the great fun we have to look forward to.
There will be new songs coming up at our first session back (Monday 11th January from 7pm) – everyone is welcome!
In the 8pm-9pm session we will be looking at 80s themed songs as we plan for special events this year – so watch this space!!!!
Our first gig of 2016 is coming up on 22nd January… we are so pleased to be asked back to play at Cafe Lux and help them fundraise for the incredible work they do supporting people and families effected by breast cancer. We hope you will join us for a great evening!
Here is the set list for those of you wishing to come and play (I’ll be taking names on Monday 11th) 🙂
What a great kick start to the new season we had last night at The Woolpack Studios? It was so great to see so many familiar faces and to welcome new ones too into out Ukulele Family!
There are loads of events and concerts to look forward to between now and Christmas… so make sure you keep up to date by being on the emailing list (email email@example.com to be put on) or ‘like’ our page on Facebook.
I have also updates the Calendar which you can access by going to the tabs at the top of the home page.
We are very lucky to have such talent in our group. This next song ‘You Are Beautiful’ is written by OUOs very own Darren Smith. We started to work on this last night – a lovely song with a nice strumming pattern and tab parts too. The melody is so catchy… I’ve been humming it for weeks!
Have a listen to Darren playing it here (there is also a tutorial for the different parts too…) and listen out for his pet who is obviously wanting to join in
This past weekend was another one fun-filled with Ukulele action!
Friday night was Julie and Gary’s party up in Menston. We had a great time playing for all their family and friends and enjoyed all the lovely food! Julie and Gary are a lovely couple and were very generous donating money to the OUO and also giving us all a bottle of wine!
Saturday was Kirkstall Festival which, once again, was glorious weather and a wonderful atmosphere. We loved entertaining the crowds gathered in the CLoisters. Such a lovely place to play.
I wish I had some photos of us playing!
The dramatic Kirkstall Abbey
Then we all headed off to The Bridge for an impromptu sing-a-long in the car park beer garden! We made some new friends and entertained the drinkers for a while before we caught the bus home. What a great weekend!
So in the session on Monday we started looking at these new songs!
MONDAY 21st July will be our last session
WEDNESDAY 23rd July is the strum and sing with RUG at The New Highwood (8pm)
THURSDAY 24th July is Summer Social with Otley A Cappella. Bring things to sit on, things to drink and games to play to Wharfemeadows Park (past skate park) for 7:30pm. We’ll play rounders! If weather terrible there will be a plan b – but check Facebook!
looking forward to seeing you all again very soon… but in the meantime, keep on strumming. Things that you think you can’t do are only a matter of time and energy… believe me! We all learn at different rates and in different ways so keep on trying
This week’s session was surely fun and full of energy. No matter how tired/lethargic/grey I may feel on a Monday… by the time 7pm comes around I know my day is going to improve. That’s the power of music… and the power of participating in music with other people who feel the same!