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SPOOKULELE 2016

It’s that time of year again when we get our costumes and fake blood ready and dust off the old spooky song file!

We’re delighted to be teaming up with Korks this year for our Spookulele event – and it’s going to be the biggest and best yet!

There’ll be…

– 2 sets jam-packed with spooky songs from the Otley Ukulele Orchestra
– hot vegetarian food by the team at Korks
– Zombie Disco
– fancy dress competition

Tickets are £10 (£5 for ukulele players) and the event is for over 18s only

Please visit https://woolpackstudios.co.uk/spook-u-lele/ to book your tickets now (or pop into Korks!)

See you there!

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NOVEMBER news!

We had an amazing time at The Cheerful Chilli on Friday celebrating our 3rd SPOOKULELE event. It was amazing to see all the effort players and audience members had put into getting dressed up for the occasion. The Cheerful Chilli put on a fantastic spread of food and we sang, strummed and danced until our feet hurt!

Here are a couple of photos… there will be more to follow! If you have any please send to jen@bighooha.co.uk

The Cheerful Chill

The Cheerful Chill

Scary Liz and Scary Susan

Scary Liz and Scary Susan

Ghost John D

Ghost John D

Yikes

Yikes

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So what’s coming up?

Starting this week (Wednesday 5th November 10:30am-12:30pm)

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The Woolpack Music Social Club – every Wednesday. Come along to meet people and play and instrument or sing in a relaxed and friendly environment. Beginners and learners very much encouraged! for more info email jen@bighooha.co.uk

OUO dates!

Friday 14th November – Otley Beer Festival (eve)
Monday 24th November – Dementia Cafe in Headingley (12pm)
Sunday 30th November – World Aids Day (2pm)
Sunday 7th December – Otley Victorian Fayre (afternoon)
Saturday 13th December – Otley Christmas Tree Festival (4pm-6pm)
Sunday 21st December – THE WOOLPACK CHRISTMAS PARTY at KORKS (eve)

We’d better get learning some Christmas tunes then eh? But don’t worry there will also be plenty of other new tunes to get stuck into.

Hope to strum with y’all very soon

🙂

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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!

TEALBECK 13th OCTOBER

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

TEALBECK RESIDENTIAL HOME

These are the songs we practised last night…

BYE BYE LOVE oct14

BROWN EYED GIRL (OUO)

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

DOWNTOWN L+C

DOWNTOWN TAB

My Favourite Things

My Favourite Things TAB

TEARS ON MY PILLOW

TEARS ON MY PILLOW tab

In the second session we carried on with our Spookulele songs

THRILLER 2014

TIME WARP

BLACK MAGIC WOMAN (updated)

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ME OR FROM THE CHEERFUL CHILLI! it’s going to be so much fun…

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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

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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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8th September 2014 – Sunny Afternoon

We had a lot of fun looking at these songs last night…

Session 1 7pm

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE

SUNNY AFTERNOON

SURFIN’ USA

FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE

FRIDAY I’m IN LOVE

Session 2 8pm

We continued our practise for Spook-u-lele, which is going to be bigger and better than last year!! I’m so excited!

THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE

THERE S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE tab

GHOST TOWN

GHOST TOWN TAB

and we finished on a less spooky note…

MR BLUE SKY

MR BLUE SKY – SOLO

GREAT NORTHERN UKULELE FESTIVAL
It’s this weekend in Huddersfield! I will be there on Sunday… maybe see you there? I have never been before, but was drawn in by the variety of workshops and performances on offer. Should be fun! Check out

http://www.northernuke.com/

for more details!

OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL
We will be performing on Sunday 21st September
4pm at The Woolpack
7pm at The Methodist Church

Have a look at the Set Lists here for more details – we will be covering most of these songs over the next couple of sessions…

FOLK FEST SEPT2014

Have a look at http://www.otleyfolkfestival.com/ for more information about the festival

Ta ra for now

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1st September 2014 – A New Season of Strumming has Begun

What a great kick start to the new season we had last night at The Woolpack Studios? It was so great to see so many familiar faces and to welcome new ones too into out Ukulele Family!

There are loads of events and concerts to look forward to between now and Christmas… so make sure you keep up to date by being on the emailing list (email jen@bighooha.co.uk to be put on) or ‘like’ our page on Facebook.
I have also updates the Calendar which you can access by going to the tabs at the top of the home page.

Here’s what we did in last night’s session…

7pm-8pm
SURFIN’ USA

SURFIN USA solo

LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE

We are very lucky to have such talent in our group. This next song ‘You Are Beautiful’ is written by OUOs very own Darren Smith. We started to work on this last night – a lovely song with a nice strumming pattern and tab parts too. The melody is so catchy… I’ve been humming it for weeks!

Have a listen to Darren playing it here (there is also a tutorial for the different parts too…) and listen out for his pet who is obviously wanting to join in

You Are Beautiful

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL tab

8pm-9pm

We’re starting early on SPOOK-U-LELE preparations this year, just because we are going to have our biggest and best one yet! Keep posted for more details! 😉

THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE

THERE S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE tab

Then we carried on with

UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE tab

Finished off by

FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE

FRIDAY

Until next week my friends!
🙂

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SPOOK-U-LELE is nearly here!

Wow, we have had a busy few weeks preparing for our concert at Tealbeck (which was wonderful as always) and the recording session. I have had a quick listen and really pleased with what we managed to capture… so we will crack on with the technical stuff and have that CD ready ASAP!

So Spook-u-lele is nearly here!!

spook flyer 2013 copy

Here are the songs we will be (specifically) looking at on Monday 28th Oct from 7pm at The Woolpack Music and Arts Studios…

BLACK MAGIC WOMAN

Black Magic Woman TAB

GHOSTBUSTERS OCT13

Ghostbusters TAB – Ray Parker

BAD MOON RISING

The Monster Mash 2013

WEREWOLVES OF LONDON

Bad Moon Rising and Werewolves of London are in the same key as the originals so you can play along to the record/minidisc/CD/gramophone/youtube whatever!

Here is the running order of the songs for the gig… f we have time on Monday we will have a run through some of the songs we haven’t looked at in a while (i.e PUSH IT!) ha ha

SPOOKULELE 2013 set list

Right… I’m off to dig out my wig!

🙂

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