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A BUM from Tutu’s Takes the Top Job

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Brisbane Ukulele Music Society Inc. (BUMS) has appointed Max Borchardt as Festival Director for the 2017 ukulele festival, SPRUKE. Max, a writer, artist and enthusiastic ukulele player, brings fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the festival team as they tune up for the Brisbane’s biannual ukulele festival, a three-day event to be held in Spring. Max is familiar to many Brisbane ukulele enthusiasts as a popular leader at BUMS jams and the facilitator of the Tutu’s[…]

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Spruke 2015 is over . . .

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Well that’s Spruke over again for another 2 years – but what a successful festival it was. The Spruke committee would like to thank all those who came from interstate and other places in the state to perform and participate in the festival with us. We go into hibernation again until early 2017, when we’ll be gearing up for another fabulous festival. If you came to Spruke and didn’t get to fill in a survey[…]

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Morris Brothers Festival Finale audience. Image: Mike Heaton

Share Your Festival Experience

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The SPRUKE Festival Committee is always interested in your feedback, and will continually look for ways to improve the festival experience for our visitors. This is your opportunity to craft the ultimate Ukulele festival experience. Don’t hold back – give it to us warts and all. We’d just like to hear about your festival experience so we can improve things next time. Please have responses completed by 30th October 2015 for a chance to win a[…]

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Have you lost something at the festival?

Lost and Found

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After an amazingly busy weekend when we clean up we always find some things have been left behind! Are any of these yours? Found items 2 x water bottles 1 pair of “RayBan like “ sunnies (but definitely not dark blue) 1 pair reading glasses (ladies – tortoiseshell)- found in Green Room 1 x lipstick Revlon Rum Raisin- found in Green Room Lost items: Sally Gregory lost her favourite dark blue RayBans. John lost his[…]

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SPRUKE 2015 — FREE Family Fun

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What a great way to finish the holidays. The perfect day out for the whole family! Learn to play ukulele in a day … FREE. ENTRY to the festival precinct is FREE with many activities and performances that won’t cost you a cent! Be sure and get to the festival early so you can fit it all in! Early birds can kick off with Ukulele Boot Camp to stamp out those bad practice habits from 8:30[…]

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Uke’n Make Music All Weekend!

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Where will all the BUMS, CHUMS, SCUM, WUPPIES and MUGs be 2-4 October 2015? Apart from a good acronym, ukulele players love making music, learning something new and chillin’ to live music. SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival on the long weekend in October is the place to be. You don’t have to play a ukulele but you might when you leave! SPRUKE 2015 is a three day event with live music, workshops, open mic, markets and two[…]

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Vanessa’s Uke Journey

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Congratulations to Vanessa Nugent who won a $100 music gift voucher in our How Ukulele Changed My Life Competition. This is her winning entry. Vanessa’s Uke Journey I have played the guitar in the confines of my bedroom since I was 12 years old; always quietly so as not to disturb anybody. I sang quietly, I played quietly. Thirteen years ago I moved to a new area and found a nice man who persuaded me to dust[…]

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SPRUKE 2015 Festival Poster

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Here is our festival poster for 2015.  It features a variation of our logo celebrating Aldrine Guerrero as our headline artist and our theme of Uke’n Make Music. Thanks to the talented Erin Harrington of Miss Elm for creating it for us. You can download a PDF version of the SPRUKE 2015 Festival Poster HERE. If you’d like to distribute some festival posters for us please contact Jo at media@spruke.net.au.

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