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!
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
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…
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!
Rivers Of Babylon
Little Things Mean A Lot
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!
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…
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!!
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.
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
Otley Beer Festival 2014
GIGS AND EVENTS COMING UP
(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)
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
Warming up in the Old Cock
Outside the Woolpack
And here is a little video of us playing in the Methodist Church