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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

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    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


    2011-12: REVIEW OF THE YEAR

    posted 4 Dec 2011, 12:23 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 24 Jun 2014, 06:00 ]

    This article appeared in the December edition of the Harbury and Ladbroke News.

    Harbury Ukulele Group has had a fantastic year! We were founded in October 2010 by Craig Groocock -- to be precise, our first meeting was on 11 October -- and most of us had never picked up a ukulele before. After the first meeting of a handful of interested but amateur uke players, there are now sometimes 30 of us meeting regularly each month, even coming from Stratford to join us.

    We have learned lots of songs, some of which have become our standards now, and have been invited to play at several Harbury events, for which we are very grateful. We hope the village residents haven’t become sick of hearing the same tunes every time!

    Highlights of the year have been:
    • The Harbury Carnival.  Magnus and Will joined the Bumps and Bundles parade in the June carnival. Not strictly a ukulele group event, I admit, but it was the first time a Harbury uke player had come out of the closet.
      Carnival 2011 (167)

    • PTA Summer Fayre.  Our first booking! We entertained (hopefully) at the fundraising event for the Harbury Primary School PTA in July. Despite the nerves...
      178

    • Beer Festival.  Now that we were seasoned performers, we brought out our repertoire for the real ale enthusiasts at this year’s beer festival in September. Everyone seemed to have a good time, even the youngest members of the audience.
         

    • Harvest Suppers.  We played for both the Ladbroke and Harbury harvest suppers in October.
    • Family Social Evening.  A smaller group of us played for the social evening held in the Tom Hauley rooms in November.
    • Harbury Christmas Market.  A fundraising event for Harbury Pre-School.
    All of us in the Harbury Ukulele Group want to thank Craig Groocock for forming the group in the first place, and to thank Craig, Peter McDonald and Ian Hartland for leading us so well in our rehearsal sessions in the pub.

    2011-11-27: Harbury Christmas Market

    posted 22 Nov 2011, 06:22 by Harbury Webmaster   [ updated 14 Nov 2012, 06:56 ]

    WHEN: 27 November 2011, 11am
    WHERE: Harbury Village Club
    WHAT: Christmas Market fundraising for the Harbury Pre-School 

    We are booked to provide background entertainment to the event.  There will be a marquee at the entrance and a stage in the main hall.  The organisers may want us to play in the marquee initially to greet people as they arrive. 

    The entertainment slots are an hour long, although we are not required (or expected!) to play for all that time.  We could play for twenty minutes or so from the songs we can do and if we are a roaring success, do it all again.

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