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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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Tom Richter

Brilliance of Tom Richter

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Augment your Ukulele Repertoire Tom Richter is back at SPRUKE by popular demand. Tom’s regular workshop presenter at Sunshine Coast music festivals, and as an experienced musician and teacher, Tom’s well organised workshops received rave reviews at SPRUKE 2015. Sunshine Coast performer and music teacher Tom Richter has played stringed instruments since his teens. He’s performed with great artists like Kevin Borich, Shane Howard (Goanna) and Neil Murray (Warumpi Band), and taught more than a thousand[…]

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Jack n Jel

Belong to SPRUKE’s ukestra at Ukestration

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FREE Ukestration Workshop Heard about ukestration? Seen it in action? Let’s pack the Kala Concert Stage in the main auditorium. Get to South Bank early, and give Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart, of Jack n Jel, their greatest challenge yet. Be a part of an auditorium wide ukulele orchestra (ukestra). Join the “joyous rabble”, and let Mark and Jane take you beyond the ol’ hum n strum! All levels of players, from beginners to advanced[…]

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WIN one of 36 places at the SPRUKE Art Activation, to decorate a uke during SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival.

Enter the SPRUKE Art Facebook Competition

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What can you create with 1 ukulele, Sharpie pens and 2 hours? Find out at SPRUKE Art! Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc is delighted to give you the chance to WIN one of 36 places at the SPRUKE Art activation, to decorate a uke during SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival. Let your creative spirit run free! Winners receive a Mahalo ‘Rainbow Series’ ukulele. We’ll supply the Sharpie pens and give you 2 hours to create your[…]

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