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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!)

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 πŸ™‚
FGVW FUN DAY 2015 jpeg
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

Set Lists
Here are the set lists for all the songs we’ll be playing at our June gigs

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



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! πŸ™‚

Disability Rocks 2015

Disability Rocks 2015




Hope to see y’all real soon πŸ™‚


That was a fun weekend!

We had a great time this weekend – 2 gigs, 1 workshop, 1 sing-a-long and the chance to see Manitoba Hal in concert!

RUG at The School Diner Food Festival - Chapel Allerton

RUG at The School Diner Food Festival – Chapel Allerton

RUG and OUO at St Peter's Church Fayre

RUG and OUO at St Peter’s Church Fayre

Manitoba Hal in Concert at Korks, Otley

Manitoba Hal in Concert at Korks, Otley

A BIG HUGE thank you to all of you who cam to play at Chapel Allerton School Diner Food Festival and St Peter’s Church Fayre.

Manitoba Hal led an interesting theory based workshop on transposing songs into different keys. It’s the first time i understood the Circle of Fifths!

His performance was captivating – I love his use of loops and the double necked ukulele to add texture and depth to his playing. His new album “Dancing in the Moonlight” is available from his website


See you soon for more strumming fun….!


World Down Syndrome Day with Singing Hands and Sunshine and Smiles

I finally got round to ordering these photos from our gig on 22nd March 2015. It was such a lovely day!

I hope we get to do many more gigs like this πŸ™‚

Big thank you to photographer Jonathan Turner, The Sunshine and Smiles team and Singing Hands.

If you’d like to order prints of these photos – please contact photos.sunshineandsmiles@virginmedia.com – and state that you are from RUG.

Hilary Jan

Jen 1

Crowd 1

Crowd 2

Crowd 3

Crowd 4

Crowd 5 heart

Group shot

For more information about Sunshine and Smiles and the support they offer families visit



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!


Our First Recording Session!

We had a very different type of session last night when Richard from The Woolpack Studios (Otley) came with all the recording gear to set up at the Highwood. It was a great experience and I am sure we have been able to capture how wonderful 30 people playing the ukulele together can sound!

We have worked incredibly hard over this year to improve our ukulele skills so I hope you will agree that the hard work has paid off.

Here are some shots from yesterday

Group Shot!

Group Shot!

View from the stage

View from the stage




Richard from The Woolpack Music Studios

Richard from The Woolpack Music Studios





Next week is our Summer Strum and Sing from 8pm. Bring your friends and families and we will have a sing together of al the songs we’ve been working on since Christmas. If you have any friends you think may be interested in joining the group or learning Ukulele then please bring them along! Feel free to bring snacks too!

Hope to see you soon