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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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Performer and Presenter agreements for SPRUKE Festival 2017 are due 17 July.

Performer & Presenter Agreements Due Monday 17 July

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Program Committee deliberations are over! We are thrilled to have had so many talented performers and workshop presenters apply to be a part of SPRUKE 2017. All of the performance and workshop acceptances have been sent. Check your email for a performance agreement and our occupational health and safety guidelines. If you applied and have heard or received nothing ….check your junk mail. All performer and presenter agreements as well as the signed OH&S declarations[…]

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BUMS celebrate 10 years with cake!

BUMS celebrate 10 Years

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Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc (BUMS) packed Coorparoo Bowls Club on Wednesday 3 May to celebrate 10 fabulous years of sharing the joy of ukulele. It’s a wonderful coincidence that in our 10th birthday year, we’re also hosting SPRUKE — 2017. In the months preceding the birthday celebrations we held a fundraising raffle for this years festival. Our generous sponsors Kanile’a ‘Ukulele donated a stunning K-1 Premium Tenor model- featuring a select curly koa body, rosewood fretboard and bridge[…]

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Final Headliners Announced for SPRUKE 2017

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Tyrone and Lesley and The Pockets are the final headline acts to be confirmed for SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival 2017. These homegrown artists join international acts ukulele virtuoso Kyas Ryo from Japan and the Alaskan wild man Ukulele Russ. All the headline acts will perform at the opening concert ‘Spruketacular’ on the Kala Concert Stage Friday night and continue to inspire and educate festival goers at workshops and master classes over the weekend. This year’s[…]

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Applications open to join the SPRUKE Crew for 2017

Applications are Open to Participate in SPRUKE 2017

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There are many ways you can enhance your SPRUKE Festival experience, one of them is to participate! We invite all Sprukesters to become involved and consider volunteering in some way during the festival. Our SPRUKE crew with their energy and enthusiasm are the most valuable asset that we have—we couldn’t do it without them! Volunteering is a sure way to make friends and experience parts of SPRUKE the rest of other festival goers miss out on.[…]

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