Two new nine-week courses are starting on Tuesday 10th January here at The Woolpack Studios, Otley.
Ukulele for Beginners (7:15pm-8:15pm) is designed for total beginners and will get you strumming in no time!
Ukulele for Improvers (8:30pm-9:30pm) is for those with a good grasp of basic chords in the C family (C, F, G, G7 and Am) but want to further their chord knowledge and strumming technique.
For more details please see our BEGINNERS COURSES page!
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 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 !
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!
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!
WE DID IT! AGAIN! We’re so so happy that we came FIRST in the Adult Float Category at Otley Carnival 20th June 2015. I would like to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone who helped from brainstorming ideas, tearing up thousands of pieces of red tissue paper, making a giant drum/palm tree/backdrop, carried stuff from The Woolpack to the float, plugged in microphones, made a massive effort with the costumes and strummed and sang like you life depended on it!
You are all truly ukulele legends. We had such a fun day 🙂
Photos courtesy of Andy Hoyle of Otley Camera Club
The calm before the storm (Thanks to Simon C for the photo!)
I will be running a Ukulele Crash Course designed for total beginners starting this October. Prices include a book and CD to take home with you! This course is ideal if you would like to join Otley Ukulele Orchestra (or another group!) but need to build up your skills first. Please spread the word!
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…