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Where in the World is SunPAC – the new home of SPRUKE

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And how do I get to SunPAC? A local BUM Jim Bills gives us the low down on the BEST way to get to SunPAC – the new home of SPRUKE 2019. Well the boring street address is 470 McCullough St, Sunnybank or its right there on Padstow Rd where it changes its name to McCullough Street, BUT it’s more exciting when you consider how ideally located it is for transport. FROM THE WEST If[…]

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Quest has given SPRUKE 2019 a great affordable accommodation deal, with discounted rates and special extras just for festival goers.

Stay at Quest Eight Mile Plains for SPRUKE

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Stay at Quest Apartments Eight Mile Plains and SAVE! Quest Eight Mile Plains serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer a relaxed and comfortable accommodation experience perfect to enjoy the SPRUKE Festival weekend or for our out of towners stay a little longer and enjoy more of Brisbane. Staying at Quest Eight Mile Plains you’ll enjoy brand new serviced apartments just a five minute drive to the SPRUKE 2019 Festival precinct at Sunnybank Performing Arts Complex[…]

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Applications are open to perform at SPRUKE Brisbane's Ukulele Festival 2019 at SunPAC. Be quick you've got to midnight 26 May!

Applications to Perform at SPRUKE 2019 Now Open

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Applications to perform & present are open! If your act is a  solo, duo, trio, band, ukulele clubs, or a  school group, we want you to get your applications in now. If you have amazing knowledge to share in playing or performing skills, accompanying instruments for bands, music theory, or even something on the technical side, we want to see your application now. SPRUKE — Brisbanes’s Ukulele Festival is on 13-15 September 2019. We have[…]

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SPRUKE 2019 Date & Venue Confirmed!

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Brisbane Ukulele Music Society Inc (BUMS), is excited to confirm that SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival is back for its fourth year on 13-15 September 2019. Max Borchardt, BUMS President, will accept the handover from our sister festival Newkulele which wraps up today. The festivals are biennual, SPRUKE has the odd years, and Newkulele the evens. The big news is the venue change for SPRUKE 2019 to SunPAC, Sunnybank Performing Arts Center. Max says, “SunPAC has[…]

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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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SPRUKE Art Winners and a second chance

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SPRUKE Art is a chance to chill out and be creative in a different way.  Thank you to all who entered our SPRUKE Art Competitions. The winners are Michelle Verner, Princess Tashiwa, Joanne Butterfield, Pauline Sing, Brenda Meehl, Carrie Silke, Margaret Andrews, Jacki McDougall, Val Hodgson, Debbie Youngs, Debbie Taylor, Sharna Norman, Linda Johns, Salli Chmura, Tanya Dettloff, Louanne Oakes, Holly Shipston, Laya Skelly, Emma Jacobson, Anne Gerber, Marion Carol Johnson, Rosa Huddy, Chakae Carlyle D’Ellencourt,[…]

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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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Manitoba Hal Confirmed for SPRUKE 2017

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In the worst kept secret of the festival we are happy to announce that Hal Brolund is the final international act to perform at SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival 2017. Canadian blues artist Manitoba Hal has forged an international reputation for engaging and connecting with his audience through songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic and introspective. He proves that the ukulele can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies[…]

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