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Another Ukulele Weekend fast approaches!

We had such a great time at the weekend – Otley Folk Festival was really fun! We loved our three gigs (pictures to follow!)

Check out our performance of Walk Like an Egyptian from Saturday evening at The Black Horse

Coming up this weekend we are appearing live at Pool Beer Festival

Pool Beer Festival Poster

AND Leeds Ukulele Festival

Ukulele festival flyer

Come and join in the mass strum at the festival – see tab above for the songsheets! ALL WELCOME 🙂

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OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL 2015

We have been busily practising for our performances at this year’s OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL!

We’re delighted to be playing 3 (official!) concerts…

Come and see us

SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER

1pm at Whitakers Pub
5pm outside The Woolpack
8pm at The Black Swan

SET LIST OUO SEPT 2015

We will be hosting an open mic here at The Woolpack between 3pm and 4pm and perhaps partaking in a little ale and sing at The Old Cock around 7pm before we head off to the Black Swan

Hope to see you there!

http://www.otleyfolkfestival.com/

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September 22nd

We had two fantastic gigs at Otley Folk Festival this weekend – a huge thank you to everyone who came to play, sing along and support us! We had a great time. Big thanks also to Otley Folk Festival for inviting us to play.

At The Methodist Chapel

At The Methodist Chapel

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Warming up in the Old Cock

Warming up in the Old Cock

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Outside the Woolpack

Outside the Woolpack

And here is a little video of us playing in the Methodist Church

So last night we started learning songs we can sing to our friends at Tealbeck (we’ll next be there on 13th October) including

My Favourite Things

My Favourite Things TAB

We also looked at these songs

BROWN EYED GIRL (OUO)

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

Darren’s song

You Are Beautiful

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL tab

SUNNY AFTERNOON

Then in the second session we carried on practising our SPOOKULELE songs!!!

THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE

THERE S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE tab

GHOST TOWN

GHOST TOWN TAB

and we finished with a birthday song for Debra!

FRIDAY I’m IN LOVE

Have a wonderful week and keep on strumming!

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September 15th – Getting Ready for Otley Folk Festival

Is it really a year since last year’s Otley Folk Festival all ready?!

We are very excited to be able to support such a great festival again… this year we will be performing twice on Sunday 21st September

4pm outside The Woolpack Music Studios (unless it’s terrible weather in which case we will find a pub… keep an eye out on Facebook…)

7pm we will be opening the evening’s proceedings at The Methodist Chapel, warming up the crowd for PlumHall and Jez Lowe.

I have put together two set lists for the two gigs… everyone is welcome to play at 4pm! The more the merrier… even if you just know 3 chords! The 7pm set is based more around songs we have been learning in the 8pm sessions on a Monday.

Here are the set lists

FOLK FEST SEPT2014

Check out what else is on over the weekend here…

http://www.otleyfolkfestival.com/

And here are the songs we did last night

7pm – 8pm

SUNNY AFTERNOON

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE

SURFIN’ USA

SURFIN USA solo

I SAW HER STANDING THERE OCT13

8pm

UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE tab

IT MUST BE LOVE

IT MUST BE LOVE instrumental

IT MUST BE LOVE Tab 1

Great Northern Ukulele Festival

http://www.northernuke.com/

I had a great time at GNUF in Huddersfield on Sunday. Next year’s festival is May Bank Holiday Weekend so I will be hoping to make the whole weekend next year. Several OUOers were there and commented on the high standard of the workshops and performances. I was lucky enough to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain perform and I also attended their workshop too. It was interesting to see how they arranged their songs and everyone had a specific role. It definitely got me thinking about how to put our songs together in the future and how we can use everyone’s strengths within the group.

I also bought a new ukulele!!!!!!!

I really love the iUke!

I really love the iUke!

It’s soooo tiny… !!!!

Look forward to strumming with y’all soon

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Getting ready for Spook-u-lele!

Well… what can I say about last night’s session other than it was AWESOME! (yes, i use that word a lot but what are ya gonna do about it!?)

We welcomed some new people, we learnt some new chords and we did some new songs!

In Between Days L+C

In Between Days TAB

REDEMPTION SONG RUG L+C (OUO)

REDEMPTION SONG tab

SPOOK-U-LELE ALERT!! 31st October, 9pm at The Fleece (Westgate, Otley)

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GHOST TOWN

GHOST TOWN TAB

Check out me and Richard playing it here

and you can play along to the original Specials track as it is in the right key…

FOLK FESTIVAL

i just wanted to commit to this blog my heartfelt thanks to all of you who played with us on Saturday at the folk festival, and those of you who came to sing-a-long with us. it was such a great day and we have made some new friends too so all in all a great day.

So see you next week for some more ukulele action!

toodles
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OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL 2013

We had a great session on Monday preparing for this years Otley Folk Festival!

http://www.otleyfolkfestival.com/

We are lucky enough to be able to play 2 performance this weekend… and I hope to see as many of you as possible (either to strum with us or to watch and sing along!)

SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

5pm – The Woolpack forecourt (the BBC says it’s going to be warm!) 🙂

7:15pm – The Rugby Club (ticket only event)

Just to reiterate that everyone is welcome to join in with the 5pm show at The Woolpack… the more the merrier. Those of you who have been to the most recent 8pm-9pm sessions will be aware of what songs we are doing at the Rugby Club…

Here are the set lists for the 2 gigs

OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

The Woolpack will be hosting the following (free!) events so spread the word!

10:30-12:00 – Family Folk Jam – fun and informal jam on some classic chord progressions. Bring your instrument (or there will be a few lying about!) and some budding musicians for some music making

2:00-4:00 – Harmony Singing Workshop with Otley A Cappella – Starting off with a performance from Otley A Cappella, the workshop will look at a few singing techniques before looking at a classic Bob Dylan song arranged for 3 part harmony singing. The session is aimed at adult singers.

That’s all for now folks… see you in folk world!

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9th September 2013 – From Jagger to Marley

hello dearest strummers!

Yet again we had a wonderfully energetic session… your enthusiasm for all things UKE shows no bounds! and I for one love it!

here is what we covered in the sessions

7pm-8pm

I’M ALL SHOOK UP L+C

ALL SHOOK UP TAB

REET PETITE TAB

REET PETITE L+C

REDEMPTION SONG RUG L+C (OUO)

REDEMPTION SONG tab

8pm-9pm

JUMPIN JACK FLASH

Jumping Jack Flash TAB OUO

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

TAKE ON ME REVISED MAY 2013

take on me tab

NEWS

We will be spending the next weeks session looking at the songs we will be performing at OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL! woooooo!

Saturday 21st September – we will be playing 2 gigs and everyone is invited to play at either or both of the gigs. If you would like to play it would be brilliant if you could attend next week’s session so you know what the score is!

GIG 1 – 5pm @ The Woolpack (outside weather permitting)
GIG 2 – 7pm @ The Rugby Club (we’re opening the main event there that night so should be a good crowd)

If you would like to do both gigs you are more than welcome to hang out with us at the Woolpack in between sets…!

here is the set list of songs we will be doing

OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL

NEW YEARS EVE
We are throwing a NYE party like no other at The Woolpack this year! Everyone (over 18!) who we have met over the past 2 years is more than welcome to come and party with us…and obviously friends of friends…!

It will be ticket only so watch out for further party updates!

Well that’s all for now so until next week my lovelies

🙂

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