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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!



A New Season of Ukulele Fun has Begun!

We had a wonderful session last week and it was so great to see everyone after the summer break. Lovely to welcome some new faces too.

Although we didn’t have any sessions over the summer, we did have 3 awesome gigs. 2 at the Oakwood Clock and 1 at Chapel Allerton Arts Festival. A big thank you to all who came to play and those who came to support and cheer us on!

Oakwood Farmers Market July 2014

Oakwood Farmers Market July 2014

View from the stage at Chapel Allerton Festival

View from the stage at Chapel Allerton Festival

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival August 2014

Chapel Allerton Arts Festival August 2014

Here are the songs we played on 3rd September






I am also running a beginners course starting Saturday 1st November 2:30-4:30 and for the following 2 weeks. Please email to book your place!

Let your friends and family know!

Let your friends and family know!

Keep up to date of up and coming events by looking at the Calendar tab at the top of the page – it’s going to be an exciting season of playing together!

Keep in touch!


11th June 2014

What a fun session we had yesterday?! And our new logo t-shirts look fantastic! Thank you to The Fancy Dress Experience http://www.thefancydressexperience.co.uk/ in Headingley – if you didn’t get one you can drop in a purple top or t-shirt to them and they will logo it up for £6.50!

I really enjoyed myself as always… it’s always good fun to prepare for gigs and events.

Here is the set list for the next two gigs


Here’s what is coming up

Saturday 14th June – Gledhow Valley Fun Day – meet at 2:30pm at the junction of Allerton Grange Way and Gledhow Valley Road.

Sunday 22nd June – Tour De Roundhay – Roundhay High School

Sat 2nd Aug – Clock, Rock and Two Empty Barrells – Roundhay High School

Sat 16th Aug – Oakwood Farmers Market

If you need any more info or any music sending that you cannot find on the blog – please email me jen@bighooha.co.uk

See you soon and keep on strumming!


10th July 2013

We have been busy gearing up for our next performance…. 20th July at Oakwood Farmers Market. Catch us from 10:30am and then buy yourself some lovely local produce!

These are the songs we will be playing…

RUG Set List 20th July 2013

so get practising! I would like everyone to join in regardless of how long you have been playing or how many chords you can play. It’s all to do with team work and the bigger the team the better! We sound so great considering we have only been around for a few months. So come down, strum and sing your heart out and I promise you will have fun! 😉

Last night we did some more work on these songs too


Three Little Birds TAB


I’m a Believer (tab)

Bye Bye Love (RUG)


Keep practising that Bm bar chord…we will be able to play loads more songs when we have mastered the bar chord technique. Remember to use your second finger to help your first finger press down all the strings. Your thumb should be behind your first finger in the middle of the back of the neck. This will help you get a really good firm grip and make those strings ring out nice and clear!

Don’t forget to get in touch if you need any more information or tips on the Ukulele.

See you next week for more strumming fun!