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SPOOKULELE 2016

It’s that time of year again when we get our costumes and fake blood ready and dust off the old spooky song file!

We’re delighted to be teaming up with Korks this year for our Spookulele event – and it’s going to be the biggest and best yet!

There’ll be…

– 2 sets jam-packed with spooky songs from the Otley Ukulele Orchestra
– hot vegetarian food by the team at Korks
– Zombie Disco
– fancy dress competition

Tickets are £10 (£5 for ukulele players) and the event is for over 18s only

Please visit https://woolpackstudios.co.uk/spook-u-lele/ to book your tickets now (or pop into Korks!)

See you there!

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Manitoba Hal and Dead Mans Uke come to Otley

FINAL CALL for your tickets to this BIG BADASS BLUES DOUBLE BILL with the legendary Manitoba Hal and Dead Mans Uke.

It’s going to be a great night – not to be missed! I am VERY excited to hear that there may even be a little collaboration between these guys… check this out

DATE

Sunday 22nd May 2016

TIME

6pm – 9pm

6pm-7pm – “Mastering The Groove” Strumming Workshop led by Manitoba Hal

7pm – 8pm – Dead Mans Uke

8pm – 9pm – Manitoba Hal

VENUE

Korks Wine Bar, Bondgate, Otley

PRICE

£12.50 for workshop and gig

£8.50 for gigs only

TICKETS

http://www.woolpackstudios.co.uk/book-tickets-or-places/ (PayPal)

For details of how to pay via bank transfer/cash please email jen@bighooha.co.uk

 

I hope to see you there!

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Three top-class ukulele artists live in Otley!

I’m really excited to be welcoming 3 incredible ukulele artists to Otley on Saturday 13th February!

I really hope you can come – there is an optional strumalong too so bring you’re uke!

Mike Hind is a singer/songwriter from Bermuda and has a great voice

Zoe Bestel is from Scotland and her original songs are as captivating as her voice

Feckless and Fuddle will get the evening off to a great start with a strumalong for all!

Tickets are £8 on the door or via http://www.worldofukes.co.uk

See you there!

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Korks Wine Bar is on Bondgate in Otley
http://www.korks.co.uk

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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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Summer 2015

We had our first session of the year outside last night – hello summer!

We started working on these 3 classics, which incorporated finger picking, tabbing and some good old fashioned strumming!

Proud Mary – Creedance Clearwater Revival
I Got A Woman – Ray Charles
Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
Common People – Pulp

And we certainly have lots to prepare for!

COMING UP

11th July – Kirkstall Festival, Cloisters Stage 4:30pm
12th July – Otley Food Festival, Boroughgate 2:30pm
24th July – Summer Party with Otley A Cappella and The Fortnights, Korks from 7:30pm (£5)

SUMMER PARTY!

SUMMER PARTY!

30th July – Summer Social Wharfemeadows Park – bring the family (picnic, rounders etc)
8th August – Wedding at Kirkstall Abbey

Please see set lists for more details

OUO JULY:AUG 2015

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT 20th JULY will be our last session until September

See y’all real soon
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Weather With You

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.


Weather With You MP3 demo

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18th May 2015

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.

Manitoba Hal live at Korks

Manitoba Hal live at Korks

A big thank you to Korks for hosting the evening.

You can check out more about Manitoba Hal here…
http://www.manitobahal.com/

At our session this week we looked at some new songs…

No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley and The Wailers
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Weather With You – Crowded House

We have been practising the songs with multiple parts and lovely harmony singing too. It was sounding really lovely!

In the 8pm session we focussed on the Carnival songs

Lovely Rita
Getting Better
Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
With a Little Help From My Friends

But they are sounding so great all ready I think they might stay in the set for good!!! They are really fun to play!

Remember there is no session next week for the Bank Holiday and our next gig is on 30th May at Nell Bank Ilkley for Disability Rocks. We’ll be on between 1pm -3pm. Here is the set list!

OUO MAY 2015

We’ve loads coming up in June so hopefully see you very soon!

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