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2016 Harbury Pre-School Christmas Fun Day

posted 23 Nov 2016, 05:32 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 17 Jul 2017, 07:16 ]

Harbury Ukulele Group will be playing some christmas songs at the Harbury Pre-School Christmas Fun Day.

Sunday 11 December
Harbury Village Hall
2.30pm -- 3pm

We have the village club booked for practices on

Monday 28 November (extra)
Monday 5 December
Monday 19 December

The songs we will be practising for the gig will be:
  • Away In A Manger
  • Calypso Carol
  • Christmas On The Beach At Waikiki
  • Deck The Halls
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High
  • Jingle Bells
  • Merry Christmas Everbody (Slade)
  • Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Silent Night
  • Sussex Carol / In Dulci Jubilo
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas

(All files downloadble from the Seasonal Songsheets page, or as one songbook at foot of this page).

Here are some videos to practice along with...

Christmas on the beach at Waikiki




Sussex Carol / In Dulci Jubilo



We Wish You A Merry Christmas



Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer


Calypso Carol


Deck The Halls



Jingle Bells


2016 Leamington Ukulele Festival

posted 6 Jun 2016, 04:57 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 17 Jul 2017, 07:16 ]

The 2016 GREAT MIDLAND UKULELE FESTIVAL will be held on Saturday 9th July, taking place at Warwick Racecourse.

Harbury Ukulele Group will be playing at 12.30pm for half an hour.

Our set list will be:
  • C'mon Everybody
  • Summertime Blues
  • Three Steps To Heaven
  • Still In Love With You
  • The Floral Dance
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

C'mon Everybody

Download the songsheet

YouTube Video


Summertime Blues

Three Steps To Heaven

Still In Love With You

The Floral Dance


YouTube Video


I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Download the songsheet

YouTube Video



2014-06-12 Leamington Ukulele Festival

posted 24 Jun 2014, 07:34 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 24 Jun 2015, 04:34 ]


12 July, Newbold Comyn Arms

We are scheduled to play at 1.40pm on stage 2 for 20 minutes.
    Our setlist is:
    1. Hello Mary Lou
    2. Every Day
    3. What Makes You Beautiful
    4. Dedicated Follower of Fashion
    5. All My Loving
    6. King of the Road
    7. New York Girls
    All the songsheets are attached in a single PDF file -- with all repeats written out and some notes about who is playing what and when.

    Leamington Spa Ukefest 12 July 2014

    2013-05-18 Harbury Twinning Association

    posted 19 Apr 2013, 07:17 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 24 Jun 2014, 06:05 ]

    Saturday May 18, 18:30

    Harbury Manor House

    We have a short gig on Sunday, May 19th for Harbury Twinning Association plus their French guests. We'll have time for only a few songs:

    2013-05-25 Napton Church Fundraiser

    posted 19 Apr 2013, 07:04 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 24 Jun 2014, 06:05 ]

    Saturday May 25

    Harbury Ukulele Group has been invited to play at Napton Church. 

    More information to follow...

    2013-07-20 Leamington Ukulele Festival

    posted 19 Apr 2013, 06:43 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 24 Jun 2014, 06:04 ]

    Saturday July 20

    Harbury Ukulele Group are invited to play at the Leamington Ukulele Festival.

    More information at http://spa-strummers.co.uk/page12.html

    2012-12-09 Harbury Christmas Market

    posted 3 Dec 2012, 02:50 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 24 Jun 2014, 06:04 ]

    Harbury Village Hall

    Sunday 9 December

    Harbury Pre-School are having a Christmas Market fundraiser with various events and entertainments, one of which is us.

    We are scheduled to play between 11am and 12pm.

    Harbury Village Hall
    South Parade
    Harbury
    CV33 9JE

    Set List / Arrangements

    Download the songsheets below.

    Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer

    • Intro: Peter
    • Play through twice
    • Repeat last line "You'll go down in history!" at half speed

    Jingle Bells

    Make sure you have the HUG songsheet, not the TUSC one. Our version has a key change!

    • Intro: "[F] Oh what fun it [C] is to ride in a [G] one horse [G7] open [C] sleigh" strummed, not sung
    • Play as written: verse, chorus, verse, chorus, (key change) verse, repeat last line at half speed

    Bring Me Sunshine

    • Verses 1,2,1
    • Repeat last line (with [E7] to bring it round)

    Silent Night

    • Intro: 1 verse, humming
    • Verses 1,2,3,1

    Deck The Halls

    • Intro: "[Bb] Fa la la la [F] la, la la [C7] la [F] la." strummed, not sung
    • Repeat the "Fa la la" chords between verses, again not sung
    • Verses 1,2,3,1

    Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    Make sure you have the latest HUG songsheet, with annotations for the intro, outro and fiddly bit at the end of the chorus

    • Intro: [C] [G] [F] [G]
    • Verses 1,2, Chorus, Verse 3, Chorus, Verse 3
    • The [G7] at the end of the chorus holds for 2 bars
    • Outro: "Nothin's [Dm] worryin' me [C] [G] [F] [G]   [C] [G] [F] [G]   [C]"

    Calypso Carol

    New!

    Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

    • Verse 1 solo (Craig?) at a tempo of his choosing
    • Pick up the speed for the first chorus
    • Straight through, as written, including key change
    • Repeat last chorus (in [A]) to fade.

    We Wish You A Merry Christmas

    Make sure you have the latest HUG songsheet in [F] with a [G7] in the first line of the chorus
    • Intro: Magnus, 1 verse
    • V1,2,3,1
    • Strum "We [F] wish you a merry [C] christmas and a [Bb] happy new [F] year" between verses
    • Slow on last "Happy new year"

    ...plus any others we could do to fill the time.

    2012-09-08 Presto Uke Day

    posted 7 Sep 2012, 05:02 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 24 Jun 2014, 06:02 ]

    Harbury Ukulele group are playing at the PRESTO UKE DAY at Presto Classical, Park Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QN

    We are scheduled to play at 1.30pm and 3pm.

    Ukulele Day

    UkuleleUkulele

    Saturday, 8th September 2012

    Come and strum!

    A special day celebrating the ukulele, with live performances from the Spa Strummers and the Harbury Uke Group.


    Come and try our range of instruments. For one day only there will be a special offer on an extended selection of ukuleles.


    Map


    2012-05-27: GIG: Spirit Of The Countryside

    posted 17 May 2012, 07:37 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 24 Jun 2014, 06:02 ]

    Harbury Ukulele Group are playing for the Archbishop of Canterbury!!

    Set List / Arrangements

    Download songsheets from the Songsheets page

    Five Foot Two

    • Intro at twice song speed.
    • Straight through, then [G7] and back to top.
    • Straight through again, then last line of last chorus x3 (including [A7]).
    • NOT ending on [C6].  We go straight into the next song,  I Wanna Be Like You
    Intro:  [C] - [E7] - [A7] - [D7] - [G7] - [C] - [G7]
    Verse:  Five foot two...
    Verse:  Turned up nose...
    Bridge: Now if you..
    Verse:  Could she love...
            [G7]
    Verse:  Five foot two...
    Verse:  Turned up nose...
    Bridge: Now if you..
    Verse:  Could she love...
            ... Has anybody seen my girl [A7]
            Has anybody seen my girl [A7]
            Has anybody seen my girl ...
            [Am] Now I'm the king of the swingers...
    

    I Wanna Be Like You

    • NO intro -- straight in from previous song, (Five Foot Two)
    • Straight through.
    • Repeat Verse 1.
    • Last chorus x2
    • Last line of last chorus x2 (including A7)
    • End on C6
    NO INTRO
    Verse:  Now I'm the king of the swingers...
    Chorus: Oh, oo-bee-doo...
    Verse:  Now don't try to kid me...
    Chorus: Oh, oo-bee-doo...
    Verse:  Now I'm the king of the swingers...
    Chorus: Oh, oo-bee-doo...
    Chorus: Oh, oo-bee-doo...
            ... Can learn to be human too [A7]
            Can learn to be human too
            [C6]
    

    King Of The Road

    • Introduction A/D/E7/A
    • Long E7 lines (I ain't got no cigarettes / I don't pay no union dues / Every lock that ain't locked) strum on first beat only and let it ring.
    • Straight through, then first verse again.
    • Last line of first verse x3
    Intro:  [A] - [D] - [E7] - [A]
    Verse:  Trailers for sale...
    Verse:  Third box-car...
    Bridge: I know every engineer...
    Verse:  Trailers for sale...
            ... King of the road
            King of the road
            King of the road
    

    English Country Garden

    • A line of C/F/G/C between chorus and next verse.
    • Last line of last chorus played twice, getting slower on second time.
    Intro:  [C] - [F] - [G7] - [C]
    Verse:  How many gentle flowers...
    Chorus: Daffodils, Hearts-ease and Phlox...
            [C] - [F] - [G7] - [C]
    Verse:  How many insects...
    Chorus: Dragonflies and moths and bees...
            [C] - [F] - [G7] - [C]
    Verse:  How many songbirds...
    Chorus: Bobolink, cuckoo and quail
            [C] - [F] - [G7] - [C]
    Verse:  Wet underfoot...
    Chorus: Litter, garbage...
            ... In an English Country Garden
            [getting slower] In an English Country Garden
    

    Bring me Sunshine

    • Verse 1
    • Verse 2
    • Verse 1
    • Repeat last line (with [E7] to bring it round)
    Verse: Bring me sunshine, in your smile...
    Verse: Bring me sunshine, in your eyes...
    Verse: Bring me sunshine, in your smile...
           ... Bring me [A7]fun, bring me [D7]sunshine, bring me [G]love (sweet [E7]love)
           Bring me [A7]fun, bring me [D7]sunshine, bring me [G]love
    

    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

    • Verse 1 solo (Craig) at a tempo of his choosing
    • Pick up the speed for the first chorus
    • Straight through, as written, including key change
    • Repeat last chorus (in [A]) to fade.

    2011-12-21: HUG on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire

    posted 22 Dec 2011, 04:28 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 5 Mar 2013, 06:18 ]

    Harbury Ukulele Group were invited to play live on the Vic Minett show on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire

    2011-12 HUG on Radio Coventry (Slideshow)


    Edited Highlights


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