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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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SPRUKE Festival Director enjoys the sun at South Bank

A Poem- The Headline Acts for SPRUKE

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Max Borchardt, SPRUKE 2017 Festival Director, and our resident wordsmith has penned this parody poem in honour of our big announcements this week. If you’ve never heard of a parodies before they are comedic imitations of someone else’s work, usually paying respect to them.  We know parody is the sincerest form of flattery so enjoy Max’s poem inspired by Henry Lawsons’ Captain of the Push…. and stay tuned there’s more parody news to come. The Headline Acts for SPRUKE[…]

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Ukulele Russ is the second headliner announced for SPRUKE Festival.

Second Headliner for SPRUKE 2017 Announced

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What do you do when you live in the wilds of Alaska in a cabin with no running water, and temperatures can dive to 50 below zero on those long, long nights?  You learn to play a mean ukulele… Travelling from the last ukulele frontier, Alaska, Ukulele Russ will headline SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival 2017. Russ will join previously announced headliner Kyas Ryo from Japan. Ukulele Russ and Kyas will kick off the spring ukulele[…]

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Uke'n Make Music all weekend 2-4 October 2015

SPRUKE 2017 Date and Venue Confirmed!

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The place to be chillin’ with your four-stringed instrument of fun this Spring is at SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival. Brisbane Ukulele Music Society Inc, is excited to confirm that SPRUKE 2017 will run from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October 2017, in the vibrant South Bank precinct at the TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s South Bank campus. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Uke n’ Make Music’ with activities and experiences for all levels of ability.[…]

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