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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) πŸ™‚

CAFE LUX 22.01.16

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19th May 2014

We had a really busy weekend of OUO activity!

On Saturday we drove over to Rowntree Park in York to help entertain the Environment Agency at their Summer Fair. It was a glorious afternoon and we played lots of songs for them as they soaked up the rays. It was really good fun. Thank you to everyone who came to play. It was just a shame i didn’t get a go on the bouncy castle! Here are some photographic highlights…

york 1 may14

york 4 may14

york 2 may14

york 3 may14

On Sunday, a few of us played for the Singing for the Brain Cafe at The Courthouse. We sure made a lot of noise for only 9 ukuleles (BIG thanks to YOU!) and got everyone singing along with us.

There are lots of events to get involved with over the next couple of months… make sure to keep up to date by looking at the GIGS and CALENDARS tab at the top of each blog page. Here are the next important dates though

1st June – Manitoba Hal gig at Korks (6pm)
2nd June – Hope and Social session
7th June – Hope and Social gig
21st June – Otley Carnival – get your HAWAIIAN THEMED outfits and accessories NOW!!
22nd June – Otley Walking Festival
28th June – Haworth Ukulele Festival (we’ll be playing Saturday afternoon)

PHEW!

So here is what we did this week…

7pm – 8pm
The Big Wide (amended)

I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES)

TEARS ON MY PILLOW

TEARS ON MY PILLOW tab

LOLA update

I WALK THE LINE updated sept13

8pm – 9pm
THE PUSHBIKE SONG

pushbike song tab

THIS WHEEL’S ON FIRE

THIS WHEEL S ON FIRE – Tab

And this is beginning to really take shape now… we’ll video this very soon!

BICYCLE RACE lyrics and chords

BICYCLE RACE – solo

REMEMBER THERE IS NO SESSION ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY so see you on the 2nd!

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28th April 2014

We had another great session on Monday – more strumming and singing fun!

There is absolutely loads of gigs coming up so I hope that you will be able to join in some of this seasons fun. keep and eye out on Facebook for more regular updates – but May is looking to be particularly busy. We have a couple of Dementia Awareness Week performances where we will be getting Dementia Cafe goers to sing with us in Headingley (12th May) and at The Courthouse (18th May). Not to mention gigs at Weston Lane Social for BLISS and Sue Ryder (10th May), a private party (11th May) and The Environment Agency Summer Fayre (17th May)!

Set lists will be drawn up soon!

Here is what we did in our session on Monday

Session 1

WALKING ON SUNSHINE

LOLA update

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’ TAB

Session 2

Notice the bike/french theme??!!

BICYCLE RACE lyrics and chords

BICYCLE RACE – solo

I’ve done a little demo to help with the chords…

LA VIE EN ROSE

and i have done a little recording of this to help you practise the French!!

LA VIE EN ROSE MP3

Ta ra for now!

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15th JULY 2013 – important news!

hello all,

please remember we will not be having a Ukulele Orchestra session this evening as it is our young people’s end of term showcase at the Courthouse!

instead we will be meeting tomorrow (TUES 16th) at 6:30pm.

If you can make it down tonight to support our Junior Orchestra, choir and rock bands then you’s be more than welcome! doors are at 7:30pm and it will be 3 pounds to get in.

See you very soon!

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8th July 2013

Hello all!

We had another fantastic session last night and it was lovely to play outside the Woolpack for 2 whole hours. I am sure our new neighbours at North Bar loved the entertainment and we got some applause from various passers by!

OUO 08.07.13

OUO 2 08.07.13

So the first session we had a look at some of our sing a-long specials including

Bye Bye Love (OUO) – NEW!

Under The Boardwalk (OUO)

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

BARBARA ANN

BARBARA ANN TAB

Cecilia

which i think you’ll agree is quite a lot to cram into an hour!

then we looked to our Kirkstall gig on Saturday (yes, this Saturday!) and worked on

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

OUO PUSH IT PUSH IT MP3

TAKE ON ME REVISED MAY 2013

TAKE ON ME MP3

take on me tab

Remember to keep listening to PUSH IT so you are familiar with where the chords drop out. the key to this song is humour, which will come when we feel more confident with it!

So I have mentioned a song I would like to do with the OTLEY A CAPPELLA choir at the Korks gig…and I think it will be an excellent ‘end-of-nighter’. We haven’t had chance to look at it as a group but if you get chance to have a listen then please do. There are only 4 chords and so it is fairly straight forward…download the PDF and have a listen…

One Day Like This OUO

OAC one day like this ONE DAY LIKE THIS MP3

ONE DAY LIKE THIS UKE ONLY copy ONE DAY LIKE THIS UKE ONLY MP3

and we will go through it together on TUESDAY 16th! Remember there is no session on MON 15th as me and Richard will be at the Courthouse with the Junior Ukulele Orchestra and all the other young people we have been working with this term. Please come down and support the event if you can… I know the young people are really excited to play so it would be wonderful to see a packed out room. Show starts at 7:30pm and you can buy your excellent value tickets on the door.

and one last thing I promise!

Please start spreading the word about OUR end of term party! It’s going to be so much fun….there will be music, dancing, singing and fun!!

poster for korks gig copy

well that’s enough for now i reckon!

See you all soon (remember extra rehearsal this Friday 12th…7pm at the Woolpack)

Jen

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1st July 2013

hello everyone!

well what a session it was last night? it was lovely to welcome new players with new ukuleles and seeing those of you that have been coming a while helping them out. you guys really are awesome! we covered a lot of ground last night and with 4 gigs coming up in the next 4 weeks….we had a lot to do!

in the first session we covered

Under The Boardwalk (OUO)

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

BROWN EYED GIRL (OUO)

BROWN EYED GIRL TAB (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT (OUO)

TWIST AND SHOUT TAB (OUO)

UMBRELLA

HOUND DOG

then in the second session we concentrated on 2 new songs for the gigs coming up…

FUNKYTOWN L+C

funkytown

PUSH IT L+C

PUSH IT – tab

have a listen to the demo of PUSH IT here (it is recorded slightly slower) so you can follow where parts come in and out – the key to this song is in the detail! it sounded really good by the end…

OUO PUSH IT

and don’t forget you can also play along to Funkytown by listening to the Youtube tutorial…

so it’s a busy and exciting time for the OUO!

please look at the updated calendar for july as we have had to move the 15th July session to Tuesday 16th…apologies for the inconvenience… but it is unavoidable! but you can come and support the junior OUO at the Courthouse that night instead!

OUO JULY 2013

and finally…here are the set lists (order of songs to be fine tuned a little!) for the gigs this month

JULY 2013 SET LISTS

I really hope you will be able to come and join in with some (if not all!) of the gigs! the gigs really are a great experience and just so much fun. If you are not feeling confident with the songs please come to the sessions between now and the gigs and get practising! i want everyone who wants to join in to join in…everyone is welcome. the sessions will really help you develop your confidence.

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think that is everything!

take care and keep on strummin’! πŸ™‚

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My Birthday Gingerbread Ukuleles!

Last night’s strum-a-thon session (anyone else’s fingers hurting today?!) was topped off with a helium balloon, gingerbread ukuleles and some lovely OUO members serenading me with happy birthday (accompanied of course on their ukuleles)! C, F and G – in case you were wondering!

Happy Birthday Jen

thanks nikki and janine for the awesome gingerbread!

Ginger Ukes

As you always use birthdays to do the whole “what has happened in the last year” thing, i realised that last year the OUO didn’t exist, i didn’t know all these lovely people, and i certainly wasn’t having this much fun on a weekly basis!!

Just wait until the OUO first birthday…..we’ll have a reet knees up!

back to last night then…

In the first session we did a bit of a greatest hits – having a sing through songs we have been working on this term.

Last night we ran the songs from the set in preparation for the gig next week. find the set list here….Β WOOLPACK ALL STARS SHOWCASE mar13

Please bring as many people as you can to support us to the gig next monday at the courthouse! it’s going to be so much fun!

Coming up at our first session back after Easter (the next session in MON 8th APRIL) some new songs for us to learn together!

in the mean time….keep on strumming!

x

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