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Our final performances of 2015!

Hope you will be able to join us for our final gigs of the year!

THURSDAY 17th DECEMBER from 8pm

We’ll be at The Horse and Farrier from 8pm for an informal evening of music and fun with our Woolpack friends. We’re hoping Otley A Cappella Choir will let us play with them !

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SUNDAY 20th DECEMBER 6:55pm

We’re only playing 3 songs at this years SUNDAY SERVICE at KORKS – but it will be a great evening of music (4pm – 11pm) with loads of great acts. Money raised (£5 in) will go towards Otley Food Bank. Please bring an item of food with you!

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for more details copy “Xmas Sunday Service 2015 | 20th Dec at Korks, Otley” into Facebook search

SEE YOU AGAIN 11th JANUARY 2016 from 7pm FOR NEW SONGS AND A LOT OF UKULELE FUN!

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24th November – new songs and December News

Hello all

Just a quick reminder that we are playing at Leeds Skyline World AIDS Day free event this Sunday at Leeds Art Gallery 2pm, Henry Moore Room. All welcome! Please come and help support such a great charity…

Skyline WAD poster 2014

24th November – Session
We had a really fun session last night playing our Christmas songs!

We learnt these new ones too…

FELIZ NAVIDAD

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE tab

DECEMBER

We have a lot of performances to look forward to next month. I hope you can make some (or all!) of them.

Click on this link to download details of all the gigs and songs we will be performing… don’t forget you must sign up for the events on a Monday session so I know who is coming so we can be properly prepared!!

December 2014 OUO

See you really soon I hope 🙂

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17th November 2014

Hello my ukulele friends!

Just a quick update on what has been happening in Ukulele world…

We had several sessions recently when our room here at The Woolpack was bursting at the seams. But things are more comfortable now we have started out daytime ukulele and guitar social club on a Wednesday morning. There are now seats spare so hopefully you will find the session less cramped and more fun!
The Woolpack Music Social Club runs 10:30am -12:30pm every Wednesday morning and includes time for tea, biscuits and chatting! Check out http://www.woolpackmusicsocialclub.wordpress.com for the music we are working on.

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Beer Festival
We had a great time playing at Otley Beer Festival last week and had a great response from the crowd! There was lots of people singing along which we love! Hopefully there will be a bigger stage next year…! Huge thanks to Paul Briscoe for inviting us to play again.

Paul Briscoe played his guitar beautifully before we took to the stage

Paul Briscoe played his guitar beautifully before we took to the stage

Otley Beer Festival 2014

Otley Beer Festival 2014

Here are the songs we’ve been looking at recently

7pm – 8pm Session

I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS L+C
I Believe in Father Christmas TAB

LEAN ON ME

LAST CHRISTMAS (C)

LAST CHRISTMAS tab (C)

PERFECT DAY

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

DOWNTOWN L+C

LET IT SNOW

LET IT SNOW tab

8pm – 9pm Session

DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS

DO THEY KNOW IT S CHRISTMAS tab

CHRISTMAS WRAPPING

CHRISTMAS WRAPPING – Tab

Songs for World AIDS Day gig (30th November 2pm at Leeds Art Gallery, Henry Moore Room….)
HAPPY
WALKING ON SUNSHINE
DOWNTOWN L+C
DOWNTOWN TAB
LEAN ON ME

GIGS AND EVENTS COMING UP
(sign up sheets are passed around in the second session – this is due to venues being space limited so numbers of performers are needed!)

24th November 2pm – Dementia Cafe, New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Lane
30th November 2pm – World AIDS Day, Leeds Art Gallery (sign up required)
7th December 3:30pm – Victorian Fayre Day, The Woolpack
13th December 4pm – Christmas Tree Festival, Otley Parish Church (sign up required)
19th December (eve) – Leeds Trinity Church (TBC – sign up required)
21st December (eve) – The Woolpack Christmas Party (sign up required)

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3rd November 2014

With only 6 weeks until we break for our Christmas holidays, we thought we’d better make a start on some Christmas songs! Here’s what we did last night (including the none festive songs!!)

PERFECT DAY

LEAN ON ME

lean on me tab

SLOOP JOHN B

YULEKELELE!

CHRISTMAS WRAPPING

CHRISTMAS WRAPPING – Tab

Play along with the song here (I can’t find an “official” video but this one is strangely hypnotic!)- it’s in the same key (although the intro is slightly different!)

LAST CHRISTMAS (C)

LAST CHRISTMAS tab (C)

NEXT GIG!

Friday 14th November 7pm at Otley Beer Festival! Ukuleles and beer! What’s not to like?!

Here’s what we’ll be playing….

OTLEY BEER FESTIVAL 2014 set list

🙂

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NOVEMBER news!

We had an amazing time at The Cheerful Chilli on Friday celebrating our 3rd SPOOKULELE event. It was amazing to see all the effort players and audience members had put into getting dressed up for the occasion. The Cheerful Chilli put on a fantastic spread of food and we sang, strummed and danced until our feet hurt!

Here are a couple of photos… there will be more to follow! If you have any please send to jen@bighooha.co.uk

The Cheerful Chill

The Cheerful Chill

Scary Liz and Scary Susan

Scary Liz and Scary Susan

Ghost John D

Ghost John D

Yikes

Yikes

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So what’s coming up?

Starting this week (Wednesday 5th November 10:30am-12:30pm)

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The Woolpack Music Social Club – every Wednesday. Come along to meet people and play and instrument or sing in a relaxed and friendly environment. Beginners and learners very much encouraged! for more info email jen@bighooha.co.uk

OUO dates!

Friday 14th November – Otley Beer Festival (eve)
Monday 24th November – Dementia Cafe in Headingley (12pm)
Sunday 30th November – World Aids Day (2pm)
Sunday 7th December – Otley Victorian Fayre (afternoon)
Saturday 13th December – Otley Christmas Tree Festival (4pm-6pm)
Sunday 21st December – THE WOOLPACK CHRISTMAS PARTY at KORKS (eve)

We’d better get learning some Christmas tunes then eh? But don’t worry there will also be plenty of other new tunes to get stuck into.

Hope to strum with y’all very soon

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December 2nd 2013

We had a lot of fun playing at The Otley Christmas lights switch on, where we shared the stage with Peppa Pig and Mickey Mouse (?!). We played with Otley A Cappella and we are very excited to be playing with them again at our next gig on the 14th (Otley Parish Church, 4pm)

So we thought we would give the Christmas songs a rest in the 8pm session last night… and started work on this classic

here is the music

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE TAB

it’s in the original key so you can play along. i will record a demo as soon as i can as the strumming needs to be pretty precise as it is quite fast!

there will also be a set list for the up and coming gigs (see the GIGS tab at the top of the page) at next week’s session so I hope to see you then!

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18th November 2013

Hello everyone!

We had a lovely session last night looking at some more Christmas songs. It was great to welcome some new faces into the group too. Here’s what we did…

SILENT NIGHT

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU 2013

White Christmas L+C

Fairytale of NYC amended

FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK TAB

LAST CHRISTMAS tab

MONEY THAT’S WHAT I WANT

money tab

In Between Days L+C

In Between Days TAB

We will be practising with the Otley A Cappella Choir on THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER for the Christmas Lights Switch On (2nd December) Please try and come for 7pm for a run through of the 4 songs we will be performing (War Is Over, Fairytale of New York, White Christmas and Last Christmas)…

Oh, and the Blue Santa Hats are on their way to the Woolpack… yours for only £3.99! only 20 available!!

See you soon

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