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Beginners Oasis

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Welcome to the Beginners Oasis! This is what you can expect: Beginners Session 1 (Sat 9:30-10:00)    Peter McMeel Beginners Session 2 (Sat 10:15-10:45)    Adrian Board – G, D Beginners Session 3 (Sat 11:00-11:40)    Donna Farrell – C, F, G7 Beginners Session 4 (Sat 11:45-12:15)    Amanda Allwood – Am, C, D, G G) Beginners Session 5 (Sat 12:30-1:00)    Peter McMeel Beginners Session 6 (Sun 9:30-10:00)    Peter McMeel – Celtic songs Beginners Session 7 (Sun 10:15-10:45)    Donna[…]

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SPRUKE 2019 It’s time to buy!

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Concert & workshop tickets are now available! SPRUKE 2019 has a great program for you. Download a copy of the Day Program with Festival Map. Work out what you want to see and do. Remember, entry to the festival precinct is FREE, and there are free beginners workshops, jams, open mics and concerts. But there are also some marvelous ticketed workshops and evening concerts. Head to the SunPAC Box Office to get your concert and[…]

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SPRUKE 2019 Headline Acts

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It’s with much excitement that SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival announces a sensational line-up of international and nationally acclaimed acts as the three day event prepares to take over Sunnybank Performing Arts Complex. Our special guest is YouTube sensation and modern-day jazz ukulele diva from San Francisco, California, Cynthia Lin. Cynthia performs at the Spruketacular concert on Saturday 14 September in the SunPAC Theatre.  Joining her is Gypsy Rumble and Adelaide fringe favourites Ukulele Death Squad.[…]

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An AFL salute … Absolute Festival Legends

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It’s grand final time again and once again this is the closest I will get to the game … It’s the final siren for SPRUKE 2017. Sure, we missed a few tackles, and let through some behinds … but we played for the love of the game.   Resounding applause to all the ukulele performers and presenters – wonderful to see you shine and inspire. A special mention to the rising stars – Sid, Nic[…]

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Online ticket sales extended for a short time this morning

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There’s still tickets available for most workshops and concerts, but they’re selling fast in the last minute rush. Get your tickets before midnight tonight – Thursday 28 September 2017. Booking essentials – remember: We want to surprise Mark and Jane with a full auditorium for the FREE Ukestration workshop at 9 am on Saturday. Be a part of the SPRUKE Ukestra … get your ticket now. Online bookings are necessary for the FREE Saturday night[…]

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Free Family Fun SPRUKE 2017

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Ukulele by day … Riverfire by night. Last weekend of the holidays … the perfect family cultural experience … plenty to see and do … ENTRY to the festival precinct is FREE. Bring the whole family to learn to play at the FREE Come Play Ukulele workshop See artists decorate their ukes at the SPRUKE Art stand Take a photo with a friend or a ukestar at the SPRUKE Selfie Photo Frame Be a part[…]

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John Chandler

Begin with Ukulele Downunder

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Ukulele Downunder Beginners Workshop Change your life! Begin an exciting musical journey with John Chandler from Ukulele Downunder, Aiersi Room, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Saturday 30 September 2017. Since 2004, John Chandler has taught ukulele at adult community colleges all over Sydney. He’s come to SPRUKE to show you that, ‘The Ukulele Is The Happiest Instrument There Is.’ No need for past music experience, no need to read music. Join John’s beginners workshop to[…]

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Ukulele Plays Irish

Novice Songs Play Irish

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Ukulele Plays Irish at SPRUKE We’ve a little bit of Irish embedded in our Beginners Ukulele Oasis Novice Songs … Peter McMeel, ukulele teacher of 30 years’ experience, and the equally-talented musician and teacher Brendan Williams, are bringing a little bit of Irish to SPRUKE Novice Songs sessions. If you’re keen on Irish music, or just keen to learn, meet Peter at the Oasis for the Ukulele Plays Irish songs at: Saturday 2:00 pm –[…]

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