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 !
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!
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!
We love a good weather related song here at Otley Ukulele Orchestra!
We have been looking at this song in the 7pm-8pm session and we will be perfoming it with Otley A Cappella choir on 24th July at our summer concert at Korks. Hope you can make it!
Have a listen to the demo I have recorded… hope it will give you a sense of what it will sound like! There are several ukulele parts – 2 chords and 2 tab/fingerpicking. It really adds some depth to the arrangement and sounds lovely in the group.
It was brilliant to welcome back Manitoba Hal to Otley this weekend. He did a very informative and theory based workshop on how to change any song into any key. It was all about the circle of fifths and I really took some practical tips away from it. I always find that songs are not in a good key for me to sing so always spend ages trying to work out how to transpose a song for the group. After the workshop we had a strum-a-long with Roundhay Ukulele Group, which is always fun! Manitoba Hal then performed songs from his new album “Dancing In The Moonlight”. He uses loops and a double necked guitar to get lots of texture into his performance. It was truly captivating.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has come on a Monday night, played at one of our gigs or been to see us play live in 2014. We’ve had an incredible year… the carnival, the Tour De France, Kirkstall Festival, Otley Beer Festival, Tealbeck, Dementia Cafes, Spookulele not to mention all the wonderful Christmas gigs we have done this year. It’s been amazing.
2015 will be full of new songs and new adventures together. I hope you can be a part of it!
Wishing you and your nearest and dearest a very Merry Christmas! And if you’re free on Christmas Day we’ll be singing carols at Tealbeck at 2pm… meet us at The Woolpack 1:45pm.