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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

ยฃ12.50 for workshop and gig

ยฃ8.50 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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manitoba flyer A5 copy

 

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June 2015

I can’t believe it’s June all ready and there is so much to look forward to!

OTLEY UKULELE ORCHESTRA – every Monday 7pm – 9pm – ALL WELCOME ๐Ÿ™‚

In the 7pm – 8pm sessions we’ll be continuing to have a good old strum and sing – songs are suitable for new players as well as those with more experience. Songs we are looking at the moment range from rock and roll to disco to 90s indie!

8pm – 9pm session – we’ll be working towards our gigs that are coming up – there are 5 opportunities to play together in June!
Sign up sheets will be available in the 8pm session from this evening.

If you’ve never been to the 8pm session you’d be more than welcome to come and have a listen in… you may find that you can join in with a lot of what is going on!

GIGS
Sunday 7th June 4:30pm – 5:15pm – Ant and Helen’s Garden Party (Otley)
Saturday 20th June – Otley Carnival and Aftershow Party
Monday 22nd June 2pm-3pm – Headingley Hall Care Home sing-a-long for the residents
Saturday 27th June 4:30pm – Haworth Ukulele Group Extravaganza
Sunday 28th June 7:30pm – Otley Walking Festival Follow The Strings Walk/Pub Crawl!

Find the set lists for all the June gigs here
OUO JUNE 2015

OTHER EVENTS
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are in Leeds Town Hall 12th June. There are still tickets available… anyone up for a drink in the interval?! I’ll see you there!
Haworth Ukulele Group Extravaganza is a whole weekend of Ukulele fun organised by our friends in Haworth – for the programme of events please click here
HUGE2015
Our very own Tony is starring in Burley Theatre Group’s production of Alice in Wonderland… we hear his Ukulele will also be making a star appearance! Good Luck Tony! If you’d like to go along click here for more details
http://www.burleytheatre.org.uk/u615/

DISABILITY ROCKS!
Big thank you to all who came to play this weekend at the wonderful Disability Rocks event. Wr had a great time… I hope we can do it again next year. It was lovely to have signing from our friends at Sunshine and Smiles too!

OUO and RUG on Stage at Disability Rocks Festival

OUO and RUG on Stage at Disability Rocks Festival

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GREAT NORTHERN UKULELE FESTIVAL 2015
I had a wonderful time at the GNUF festival – very inspiring. It was a really well organised and varied festival – here are a few little phone snaps! I’m looking forward to next year all ready!!

Great Northern Ukulele Festival 2015

Great Northern Ukulele Festival 2015

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I really hope to see you soon for more playing and singing together… thank you so much for your continued support of all things OUO!

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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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MANITOBA HAL returns to Otley!

The Ukulele Legend Manitoba Hal in association with the Great Northern Ukulele Festival will be returning to Otley to deliver a workshop and perform for us on Sunday 17th May. We’re very excited!

manitoba flyer 2015 with logo

Tickets are almost sold out – please email me for more details… jen@bighooha.co.uk

As part of the evening there will be a sing-a-long after the workshop and before Manitoba Hal performs. All tickets will allow you and your non-ukulele playing friends into the sing-a-long!

It should be a lot of fun!

I have chosen songs from Roundhay Ukulele Group as well as Otley Ukulele Orchestra so that you will all the songs. There is one song picked from the Woolpack Music Social Club – which you can download here…

COUNTRY ROADS uke

All the other songs we have learned or played recently in our sessions. Here is the list

MANITOBA HAL sing-a-long 2015

Please bring copies of the songs with you for the sing-along and a music stand if you’d like one.

Please get in touch if you’d like any more details… ๐Ÿ™‚

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