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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Manitoba Hal and Dead Mans Uke come to Otley!

This is your FINAL CALL for your tickets to this BIG BADASS BLUES DOUBLE BILL with the legendary Manitoba Hal and Dead Mans Uke.

It’s going to be a great night – not to be missed! I am VERY excited to hear that there may even be a little collaboration between these guys… check this out


Sunday 22nd May 2016


6pm – 9pm

6pm-7pm – “Mastering The Groove” Strumming Workshop led by Manitoba Hal

7pm – 8pm – Dead Mans Uke

8pm – 9pm – Manitoba Hal


Korks Wine Bar, Bondgate, Otley


£12.50 for workshop and gig

£8.50 for gigs only


For details of how to pay via bank transfer/cash please email

I hope to see you there!


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