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Otley Beer Festival 2016

We’re very excited to be performing at this year’s Otley Beer Festival! We’ll be just one of the many local musical acts to be gracing the stage this year… so why not make a weekend of it and come and join us!

We’ll be playing from 6pm-8pm on Saturday 19th November at Otley Rugby Club on Pool Road. Entry is £3 which includes commemorative glass. OBF raises money for local charities too so everyone is a winner!

Find out more here….

http://www.otleybeerfestival.co.uk

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Otley Food and Drink Festival 17th July

We are really pleased to announce that we will be performing at this year’s Otley Food and Drink Festival in Otley Market Square from 1pm this Sunday – 17th July. Please pop by and say ALOHA! We’ll be performing some upbeat songs guaranteed to get you singing along – but we’re only on for an hour so grab yourself some lovely food and come and watch us!

I’d also like to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who came to play and support us at the Kirkstall Festival this year – we managed to dodge the torrential downpours and had an excellent day! Thanks to Alan and the Kirkstall Festival team for having us – we hope to see you again next year!

KIRK 2016

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Otley Walking Festival – Follow The Strings!

It doesn’t seem a whole year since we did a musical walk around Otley pubs for the annual Otley Walking Festival! But here we are – only 2 days away from this fantastic event!

Join us from 7:30pm on FRIDAY 1st JULY outside The Woolpack Studios, where we will sing and play for you and then guide you on to The Horse and Farrier and on to the final destination: the riverside gardens at The Fleece.

It is not a strenuous walk and will be a lot of fun! Expect lots of singing along and good times 🙂

Hope to see you there!

http://www.otleywalkingfestival.co.uk

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Happy 2016!

We had a great time in November and December and had lots of memorable gigs including supporting The Young’Uns at Otley Courthouse on their sold out UK tour and at the Sela Bar in Leeds (always a great vibe there!)

So now we are nicely rested it’s time to start thinking about 2016 and all the great fun we have to look forward to.

There will be new songs coming up at our first session back (Monday 11th January from 7pm) – everyone is welcome!

In the 8pm-9pm session we will be looking at 80s themed songs as we plan for special events this year – so watch this space!!!!

Our first gig of 2016 is coming up on 22nd January… we are so pleased to be asked back to play at Cafe Lux and help them fundraise for the incredible work they do supporting people and families effected by breast cancer. We hope you will join us for a great evening!

CAFE LUX JAN 2016

Here is the set list for those of you wishing to come and play (I’ll be taking names on Monday 11th) 🙂

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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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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

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AND Leeds Ukulele Festival

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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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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 🙂

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
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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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The Woolpack May Day Festival

We’re very excited about the up and coming bank holiday weekend and the TOUR DE YORKSHIRE! Here at OUO HQ we will be hosting an afternoon of live music – and we’re kicking it off in style!

See you here from 1pm…

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There will be a break for you to see the bikes fly past!

Here is the set list for our gig…

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See you tonight from 7pm for more ukulele fun 🙂

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

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.

I will leave you with a little festive video…

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A STRUMMING NEW YEAR

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