Looking Forward to Spring with RUG

Our Wednesday evening sessions continue to be a lot of fun as we learn new songs and play our old favourites together from 7:30pm every week at The New Highwood. Players of all abilities are welcome to join us!

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no session on Wednesday 5th April


We’ve got some lovely gigs coming up… remember to keep checking the GIGS page for more details and updates…

Saturday 18th March 3:30pm-4:00pm Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre with Sunshine and Smiles

Friday 31st March 6:30pm North Leeds Charity Beer Festival at North Leeds Cricket Club

Friday 12th May 6pm Chapel Allerton School Diner

Sunday 14th May 2:30pm Headlingley St Columbas for Wheatfields Hospice

Hope to strum with you all again very soon 🙂



I hope you have all had a lovely festive season – we will be back strumming and singing together from 7pm on WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY at The The New Highwood…

Expect new songs and good times!

Also a big thank you to everyone who played at and supported the Leeds Macmillan Carol Concert on 14th December – the event raised £4155 for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Robert Ogden Centre. A fabulous amount!

See y’all next week 🙂

Ukulele Courses starting January 2017

Two new nine-week courses are starting on Tuesday 10th January 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 COURSES FOR BEGINNERS page!


RUG to perform at Moortown Illuminations


Come and join us on Wednesday 16th November from 6:45pm when the Moortown Illuminations will be… um… illuminated!

We’ll be opposite Marks and Spencer on Moortown Corner


We’ll be singing and playing our favourite songs, so come and sing with us and enjoy a glass of mulled wine too!

PLAYERS – wrap up warm and see you there from 6:30pm

We’ll be going to the New Highwood after too for a play so if you can’t make the performance then see you just after 8pm for a session.

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival 2016

We had a great time on Saturday playing at Chapel Allerton Arts Festival! This year we were lucky enough to be on the main stage (sheltered from the relentless rain) and be joined by our friends Sunshine and Smiles.

A big thank you to everyone who came out to play and those who braved the rain to support us from the audience.

Here are some great photos thanks to CLAIRE FLEGG and CHAPEL ALLERTON FESTIVAL 🙂






















Summer 2016

We had such fun at our summer social – RUG ON A BOAT! We played our ukuleles and sang as we sailed along the River Wharfe on the Kirkstall Flyboat. It was a lovely end to a great term full of music and good times with friends.


You can watch the edited highlights here….


As you will know we are having a break from our weekly sessions at The New Highwood (although rumour has it, there will be a social gathering at the same place and same time throughout August) but we have a few gigs coming up so please do come and watch us!

SATURDAY 20th AUGUST from 10:30am – Oakwood Farmers’ Market at Oakwood Clock

SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER from 12pm – Chapel Allerton Arts Festival (Main Stage)

Until then – I hope you have a wonderful summer and I hope to see you at a gig or play with you again very soon!


RUG’s Next Performance

Our next gig will be at The Acoustic Music Night at The New Highwood – Friday 8th July from 8pm.

We will be opening the evening with a set of our favourite songs and then local band The Broomies will play. The Broomies feature bass, guitar, tenor guitar and ukulele and do a mixture of original songs and cover versions.

Then there will be an open mic – anyone is welcome to get up and do a song or two. Don’t be shy! We’re all friends! If you’ve ever fancied having a go at a song you’ve practised at home – a cover or an original – then this will be a great opportunity to do it!

Help us spread the word and lets make it a night to remember! Tickets are £3 on the door (unless you’re performing – in which case it’s free or you can make a donation to cover the cost of the event)

Remember that our Wednesday sessions will continue right up until and including 20th July. 27th July will be our end of term party (RUG on a Boat!) then there will be a break for August. I look forward to playing with you again very soon!

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