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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 🙂

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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

DATE 

Sunday 22nd May 2016

TIME 

6pm – 9pm

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

7pm – 8pm – Dead Mans Uke

8pm – 9pm – Manitoba Hal

VENUE

Korks Wine Bar, Bondgate, Otley

PRICE

£12.50 for workshop and gig

£8.50 for gigs only

TICKETS

http://www.woolpackstudios.co.uk/book-tickets-or-places/ (PayPal)

For details of how to pay via bank transfer/cash please email jen@bighooha.co.uk

I hope to see you there!

🙂

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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

Happy 2016 everyone!

I have been busy preparing new songs for a new year of ukulele good times! I am really looking forward to out first session back at The New Highwood on Wednesday 13th January from 8pm. I have taken song suggestions from the group as well as adding in a few feel-good classics to get us through the remaining dark nights of winter. Song will be added shortly to the SONG SHEETS page. I hope you can make it to the first session back!

AND WE ALREADY HAVE GIGS COMING IN – be sure to keep checking the GIGS page!

The first one is very short notice – and we are only performing 2 songs (+ a few more while people mingle!)

It is for AGE UK’s 40th Anniversary and I thought it was an excellent opportunity to play to an audience who might not yet know how awesome the ukulele is (and how awesome we are!) – please find the set list and all the details attached.

If you would like to come and won’t be at the session next week please let me know you’re intending on coming.

SET LIST 15th Jan 2016

Keep on strumming! 🙂

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

RUG XMAS 11

RUG XMAS 12

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT FUNDRAISER AT LEEDS MINSTER

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT FUNDRAISER AT LEEDS MINSTER

RUG XMAS 9

RUG XMAS 8

RUG XMAS 7

RUG XMAS 6

RUG XMAS 5

RUG XMAS 4

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!

🙂

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)

RUG NOV-DEC 2015

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 🙂