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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!

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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!

All the 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… 🙂


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New songs for a new season

We had a really fun evening on 2nd March and got stuck into some new songs…

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

If you’re after a challenge – have a listen to the demo and see if you can pick out the alternate chords and the tab….


Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

Islands In The Stream

In the second session we recorded Bring Me Sunshine in the hope that we might get played on Radio 2!!! You don’t know if you don’t try eh?!

Here’s what we came up with….!

Big thanks to John Christmas and Richard Sabey for helping with all the technical wizardry!


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9th February 2015

What a cracking weekend we had!

Friday evening was the Strum Like George Formby workshop led by John Bramall – it was a fun but challenging evening! I hope we can organise a follow on class as it was really good to learn new techniques. A big thank you to all who attended – we raised £115 towards our Youth Music project here at The Woolpack Studios.

The Triple Strum!

The Triple Strum!

On Saturday we played for the Dry Stone Wall Associations 15th Anniversary at Weston Lane Social, which was really fun. We were welcomed by lovely people and had amazing food too! Big thanks to everyone who played – it sounded really good. All the practise has paid off!

On Stage at Weston Lane Social Club

On Stage at Weston Lane Social Club

At last night’s sessions we looked at a few new songs as well as ones we have worked on for a while including

From Me To You
Little Things Mean A Lot
Close To You

It’s My Party
Walk Like An Egyptian
Have a listen to my demo here…


Our first official weekend away is this FRIDAY! Expect a few photos and stories from BUNKULELE soon 🙂 If you’re in Grassington this weekend then come and say hello from 3pm at The Forresters Arms where we will be playing.

We’ll be playing at Tealbeck on the 23rd February so there will be no 7pm – 8pm session that day. All are welcome to come and play though! Here are the songs we are doing…


And the application is in for this year’s CARNIVAL!!!!! So excited. Keep 20th June free. I finally got round to having the shield engraved from last year!



See y’all soon!

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2nd February 2015

Friday evening’s gig at Cafe Lux was really fun – a big thank you to everyone who came to play and those who sang along from the audience. I was really chuffed to find out that we had helped to raise £440 for Solomon – who needs a new wheelchair so that he can enjoy more sports and outdoor activities. It was a great evening and I hope we can do more fundraising in the future for SUNSHINE FOR SOLOMON!


We looked at these songs this week…

Rivers Of Babylon
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Things Mean A Lot

Call Me
Under Pressure
It Must Be Love

We were looking specifically at songs that we will be playing this Saturday at The Dry Stone Wall Association’s 15th Anniversary! We’ve heard they like a good party so we were only too happy to be involved!

Here is the set list!

Stone Wall 07.02.15

Will promise to take pictures this time!!!


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Happy New Year! Here’s to an incredible 2015…

It was absolutely fantastic to see so many people turn up for the first OUO of 2015! I had missed you all over the Christmas break.

Tell you what though – it was brilliant to get stuck into some new songs (as much as I love Christmas – I am happy to be doing some non-festive songs!).

I always get nervous when we start a new term…will people like the new songs? will people come back??!

Here’s what we got up to this week…

SESSION 1 7pm – 8pm

SESSION 2 8pm – 9pm

Our first this year is a fundraiser for an incredible young man called Sol.



If you’d like to come please get in touch – tickets £5!

Sol has requested we play this song…


Hope to see you soon!

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24th November – new songs and December News

Hello all

Just a quick reminder that we are playing at Leeds Skyline World AIDS Day free event this Sunday at Leeds Art Gallery 2pm, Henry Moore Room. All welcome! Please come and help support such a great charity…

Skyline WAD poster 2014

24th November – Session
We had a really fun session last night playing our Christmas songs!

We learnt these new ones too…



We have a lot of performances to look forward to next month. I hope you can make some (or all!) of them.

Click on this link to download details of all the gigs and songs we will be performing… don’t forget you must sign up for the events on a Monday session so I know who is coming so we can be properly prepared!!

December 2014 OUO

See you really soon I hope 🙂

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17th November 2014

Hello my ukulele friends!

Just a quick update on what has been happening in Ukulele world…

We had several sessions recently when our room here at The Woolpack was bursting at the seams. But things are more comfortable now we have started out daytime ukulele and guitar social club on a Wednesday morning. There are now seats spare so hopefully you will find the session less cramped and more fun!
The Woolpack Music Social Club runs 10:30am -12:30pm every Wednesday morning and includes time for tea, biscuits and chatting! Check out http://www.woolpackmusicsocialclub.wordpress.com for the music we are working on.

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Beer Festival
We had a great time playing at Otley Beer Festival last week and had a great response from the crowd! There was lots of people singing along which we love! Hopefully there will be a bigger stage next year…! Huge thanks to Paul Briscoe for inviting us to play again.

Paul Briscoe played his guitar beautifully before we took to the stage

Paul Briscoe played his guitar beautifully before we took to the stage

Otley Beer Festival 2014

Otley Beer Festival 2014


(sign up sheets are passed around in the second session – this is due to venues being space limited so numbers of performers are needed!)

24th November 2pm – Dementia Cafe, New Headingley Club, St Michael’s Lane
30th November 2pm – World AIDS Day, Leeds Art Gallery (sign up required)
7th December 3:30pm – Victorian Fayre Day, The Woolpack
13th December 4pm – Christmas Tree Festival, Otley Parish Church (sign up required)
19th December (eve) – Leeds Trinity Church (TBC – sign up required)
21st December (eve) – The Woolpack Christmas Party (sign up required)

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3rd November 2014

With only 6 weeks until we break for our Christmas holidays, we thought we’d better make a start on some Christmas songs! Here’s what we did last night (including the none festive songs!!)


Play along with the song here (I can’t find an “official” video but this one is strangely hypnotic!)- it’s in the same key (although the intro is slightly different!)



Friday 14th November 7pm at Otley Beer Festival! Ukuleles and beer! What’s not to like?!

Here’s what we’ll be playing….



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6th October 2014

We had a lot of fun at this week’s session looking at songs for our up and coming performances!


Please meet at The Woolpack for 6:45pm to help carry sands etc. If not, please ensure you are at Tealbeck for 7pm start.

Here is the set list of all the songs we will be playing


These are the songs we practised last night…



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We are also very happy to be playing at this years ALMSCLIFFE BEER FESTIVAL on 17th October 8pm.

Almscliffe Beer Festival

Almscliffe Beer Festival

Here are the songs we will be playing

Almscliffe Beer Festival 2014

Tickets are £10 for non-players! The price includes 2 halves and a glass! bargain!

See you real soon!


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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



Warming up in the Old Cock

Warming up in the Old Cock


Outside the Woolpack

Outside the Woolpack

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


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