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Wishlist Item #1 – Songwriting

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Love to write a song, but don’t know where to start? Here’s your chance! Two of our favourite BUMS are returning to Brisbane for SPRUKE. Jane Cameron and Kahiwa Sebire have each successfully launched original songs this year. Kahiwa’s debut EP “First Kiss” is available at http://www.kahiwamusic.com/ Jane’s “Mercy of the Tide” album is available at http://www.janecameronmusic.com/shop.html               And the girls are back in town to show you how it’s[…]

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Concerts and Workshops On Sale Now

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If you love makin’ music, learning something new and chillin’ to live music, SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival is the place to be. You don’t have to love ukuleles but you will when you leave! SPRUKE 2015 is held over the weekend from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October at TAFE South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane SPRUKE 2015 is excited to announce ukulele legend Aldrine Guerrero will be headlining Brisbane’s ukulele festival in his first visit[…]

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SPRUKE 2015 Concert Tickets On Sale

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If you love makin’ music, learning something new and chillin’ to live music, SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival is the place to be. You don’t have to love ukuleles but you will when you leave! SPRUKE 2015 is held over the weekend from Friday 2- Sunday 4 October at TAFE South Bank Campus. We are excited to have ukulele legend Aldrine Guerrero headlining Brisbane’s Ukulele festival in his first visit to Australian shores. As well as a talented[…]

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Build a Uke for SPRUKE

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Handcraft your own ukulele with UKULELE KLASS EVENTS. Talented luthiers, Allen McFarlen of Barron River Guitars & Ukuleles and Micheal Connor of Localeles, will be holding a four-day ukulele-making Klass in the week preceding SPRUKE 2015, beginning Tuesday 29 September 2015. The workshop is for anybody at any skill level. Everything you need is included. After the course, show off your amazing woodworking skills and your musical talents at SPRUKE. Places are strictly limited in this[…]

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BE A SPRUKE-STAR

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Applications to perform and present workshops at SPRUKE 2015 are now closed. The theme of SPRUKE 2015 is Uke’n Make Music! Applications from performers who are keen to involve their audiences in music making will be viewed most favourably. We’re looking for workshop suggestions about music making, performance skills and anything ukulele. Submit your performer or workshop presenter application online HERE. Applications close on Sunday 7, June 2015. SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival in 2015 will[…]

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BUMS will make music at TAFE South Bank campus in October for SPRUKE- 2015

UKE’N MAKE MUSIC AT SOUTHBANK

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Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc (BUMS Inc) are returning to TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s South Bank campus for Brisbane’s biannual ukulele festival, SPRUKE. This exciting three-day event is to be held over the weekend from Friday 2 October. David Hethorn, Festival Director, said, “We are extremely excited to secure this venue with outstanding facilities for SPRUKE 2015.” This year the festival theme is Uke’n Make Music. “The focus will be on giving participants many opportunities to[…]

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Mark & Janes Ukestration Workshop

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UKESTRATION is a way of teaching skills to a group, combined with the wonderful flexibility of the ukulele, using appropriate and popular songs. Facilitated by internationally acclaimed professional musicians Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart who promote the James Hill philosophy of engaging players of all levels in an orchestrated manner. The technique has been adapted by Mark and Jane into a teaching method that has something for everyone from individual players to teachers and leaders[…]

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What is “I PLAY UKULELE” about?

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“I Play Ukulele” has been written to teach children and adults alike, the fundamentals of reading music, whilst developing a good solid technique for playing the ukulele. This is the first book produced in a 5 book series that plans to build upon these skills so that players become proficient on their instrument and are comfortable reading music.  Many ukulele books are either at base level without regard to left and right hand technique, are[…]

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