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New Songs for a New Season!

We had a fantastic session last night at The New Highwood and enjoyed learning new songs. Check out the SONG SHEETS page at the top for PDFs of the new songs.

Here’s what we did…

Barbara Ann (The Beach Boys)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
Here’s my demo so you can listen to the solo!
Honolulu Rock-a Roll-a (Moon Mullican)
Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)

It was so cool to have the group sing a song for me and Richard… I loved the re-working of Rockin All Over The World! Thank you everybody πŸ™‚ it made my whole week πŸ™‚

COMING UP!

We’re playing on Saturday 12th September at Oakwood Community Fayre at Oakwood Lane Medical Practise from 12:15… hope to see you there!

LEEDS UKULELE FESTIVAL!
We’re performing and joining in the mass strum (sheets available at Wednesday sessions or on page above) Please buy your tickets from http://leftbankleeds.org.uk/

Ukulele festival flyer

Here are the set lists for this month’s gigs

RUG SEPT 2015

COLTON BEER FESTIVAL

We’re on at 6:30pm at The Colton Cricket Club… should be a really fun evening!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon

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New Songs February-March 2015

We’ve had a busy old few weeks playing lots of songs together and playing a gig last week. A big thank you to all of you who came out to play for the RVS AGM – we had a great time and the audience really enjoyed it. They even sang along and it was lovely to play some new songs too.

In our last session we started working on some new songs… if you missed the session, here are the songs we did!

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS riffs

CLOSE TO YOU

CLOSE TO YOU tab

DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION

DEDICATED FOLLOWER tab

MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME)

MAKE ME SMILE tab

And here’s a little recording to help you practise the tab for Make Me Smile…
– MAKE ME SMILE demo

Hope to see you very soon as we start to prepare for our next 2 gigs
Sunday 22nd March 11am – Sunshine and Smiles Down Syndrome Day
http://www.sunshineandsmiles.org.uk/
Friday 27th March 6pm – North Leeds Charity Beer Festival
http://www.northleedscharitybeerfestival.co.uk/

And don’t forget, Manitoba Hal tickets are on sale from me on a Wednesday eve or via email. Do not miss this great ukulele workshop, sing a long and gig with the Canadian legend! An incredible evening all for Β£8.50!

Manitoba Hal returns!

Manitoba Hal returns!

http://www.manitobahal.com/

See y’all real soon
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9th July 2014

We had a great time on Wednesday learning a new song!

SURFIN’ USA

We also had a look at these songs too!

TEARS ON MY PILLOW

TEARS ON MY PILLOW tab

As well as the songs we will be recording next week…

Under The Boardwalk

UNDER THE BOARDWALK TAB

I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU

LOLA update

LOLA Tab (RUG)

UMBRELLA Update May14

See you next week!
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Haworth Ukulele Group Extravaganza and RUG Recording

We had a fun session last night looking at the songs we will be performing at HUGE this weekend (we’re on Saturday 28th at 3:30pm!)

I Only Want to Be With You
Umbrella
Under The Boardwalk
Lola

AND Country Roads from the HUGE songbook

On the 16th July (a week before our final strum of the summer) we will be recording these 4 songs at The Highwood. I would love everyone to be involved with this! We will then have a CD of our songs to delight our friends and family with!

I will do demos of all the songs so you can practise at home. I have done two so far!

Please have a listen!

I Only Want to be With You Demo

Lola Demo

See you all next week for more Ukulele fun – i will post the demos of the songs as soon as I do them…

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New Songs for a New Season

Hello my ukulele lovlies!

We have an exciting season of performances and lots of sessions to strum together before our summer break!

In our next few sessions we will be getting our songs ready for performing, but there is still time to sneak in some new songs to keep us occupied!!

Here is what we have been working on recently…

LA VIE EN ROSE

La Vie En Rose MP3

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’ TAB

REDEMPTION SONG RUG L+C (OUO)

REDEMPTION SONG tab

WALKING ON SUNSHINE

Tonight we will be looking at THE BIG WIDE (which i have mentioned in previous posts)
Here is the sheet music…

The Big Wide OUO and RUG

There will be a rehearsal for the 7th June Tour of Infinite Possibility Event at my Otley group on 2nd June – which you are welcome to attend. Rich from the band Hope and Social will be going through the 4 songs they would like us to join them on stage for… should be a very exciting event!!

Keep an eye out on Facebook too for up and coming performances… our next one is Monday 12th May at the Dementia Cafe in Headingley (St Chads).

Hope to see you all soon!

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9th April 2014

Howdy Ukulele buddies!

I love our Wednesday evenings learning songs on the ukulele! I always have such a great time with you all!

We have put a lot of time and effort into learning our songs over the last few months and it really shows. We now have a great repertoire under our belts and hopefully your confidence in performing them soon is growing. Keep up the practise you guys!

Here is what we did last night

WALKING ON SUNSHINE

LOLA (RUG)

MY GIRL

REDEMPTION SONG RUG L+C (OUO)

REDEMPTION SONG tab

Have a listen to our version here…

REDEMPTION SONG MP3

And the first of our vaguely TOUR DE FRANCE songs

Unknown

LA VIE EN ROSE

which sounded lovely! The French version will come later…

REMEMBER!

There is NO SESSION next week (16th April) so see you again on the 23rd for some new songs and more fun together.

Keep on Strumming!
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12th February 2014

Well the weather prevented a few people from joining us tonight – but we carried on regardless – and I hope those of you who braved the elements thought it was worthwhile! I certainly did… warmed me up no end!

We looked at one new song this evening and introduced a new technique – finger picking.

I have done a little worksheet here for you to look at (using TAB – please get in touch if you would like me to explain TAB in more detail)

PRACTISING FINGER-PICKING

and then we used this technique to play this classic love song

UNCHAINED MELODY updated feb14

i did a little tutorial for my Otley group when we learned this technique which you may find helpful (although we are plucking the G and A strings on the 1st AND 4th beat of the bar) but we will have another look at this next week!

ta ra for now
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