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Age UK Leeds 40th Birthday

We had a lovely afternoon at Age UKs 40th Birthday Party. It was a very inspiring event and it was great to hear stories from people who have had direct and meaningful support from Age UK Leeds.

Although we only played 3 songs (!) we made a big impression, and I hope there will be more opportunities for us to support Age UK in the future. A big thank you to everyone who came to play today 🙂

15th January 2016

15th January 2016

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What an end to a fantastic 2015?!

We’ve had an absolutely wonderful end to our gigging year… a huge thank you to everyone who came to play at the gigs, those who came to support us and those who invited us. I love that through RUG we have made so many friends, been able to support some great charities and enjoyed many fun times together. Here are just a few of the highlights from this last week…

SUNSHINE AND SMILES CHRISTMAS PARTY

SUNSHINE AND SMILES CHRISTMAS PARTY

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MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT FUNDRAISER AT LEEDS MINSTER

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT FUNDRAISER AT LEEDS MINSTER

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RUG XMAS 3

CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE LAMB AND FLAG

CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE LAMB AND FLAG

PAFRAS CHRISTMAS PARTY

PAFRAS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Wishing you all a lovely festive season and a happy new year. I look forward to seeing, strumming and singing with you all in 2016!

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Getting Ready for the Festive Season

We’ve got lots of lovely opportunities to play ukulele together and share the joy with audiences across Leeds!

This is what’s coming up….

29.11.15 – World AIDS Day 2pm – 3pm at Leeds Art Gallery
13.12.15 – Sunshine and Smiles Christmas Party 11am – 1pm at Mercure Parkway Hotel (Golden Acre Park)
16.12.15 – Macmillan + Robert Ogden Centre Fundraiser 7pm at Leeds Parish Church followed by an aftershow party/strum and sing at The Lamb ad Flag (Leeds City Centre)

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17.12.15 – PAFRAS Christmas Party 11am ST Aidan’s Church Harehills

And here are the songs we’ll be doing at the gigs (so please bring the ones you have with you to the sessions)

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And if you’re lucky enough to be coming to Ukes On A Train then bring these following songs with you and we can have a little play too 🙂

UKES ON A TRAIN 2015

Hope to see you all really soon 🙂

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 🙂 it made my whole week 🙂

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/

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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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June 2015

We’ve got a really exciting summer season ahead – lots to get involved with on top of our regular Wednesday night sessions…

Here’s what’s coming up

Wednesday Sessions at The New Highwood
Join us for singing and strumming at our relaxed and friendly Ukulele session!
We meet every Wednesday (22nd July will be our last session until September!)

Gigs
Saturday 13th June – Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods Family Fun Day. We’ll be playing at 3pm and 4pm. Pop along and say hello! There’s loads gong on so fingers crossed for excellent weather like last year 🙂
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Monday 22nd June – Headingley Hall Residential Home Sing-a-long for the Residents. 2pm – 3pm.
Saturday 27th June – Haworth Ukulele Group Extravaganza – 4:30pm. Our friends at Haworth Ukulele Group put on a fantastic festival every year and we are so glad to be invited to play again. See below for the full listing
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Set Lists
Here are the set lists for all the songs we’ll be playing at our June gigs
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I really hope you’ll be able to join us!

Great Northern Ukulele Festival
I had a great time at GNUF this year – so inspiring to hear ukulele acts from all over the world. It was a really well organised and interesting festival. I can’t wait for next year!

GNUF 2015

GNUF 2015

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Disability Rocks!
A big thank you to everyone who came to support this event – we had a really good time! The festival was packed with loads of different activities and musical acts. We played a great set and it was lovely to be joined by our friends from Sunshine and Smiles as they signed a couple of songs for us. I hope we are invited back again next year! 🙂

Disability Rocks 2015

Disability Rocks 2015

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Hope to see y’all real soon 🙂