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Who will be the next Sprukestar?

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Thank you to all who have entered our open mic contest. The entries have been checked and drawn and we are very pleased to announce the open mic performance schedule for the Sprukestar Quest. DRUM ROLL . . . .  Congratulations to all of the acts. Get the dates in your diary …or check the BUMS calendar… we need you to support our performers and vote for your favourite act. Every audience member gets to[…]

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Sprukestar Quest

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Are you our next Sprukestar? Enter our fabulous open mic contest in the run up to SPRUKE 2019. Our festival is all about making and sharing music and here’s an opportunity for all the ukulele players out there to do just that. We want any act as long as you play ukulele- solos, groups, adults or kids. The winner of every round will be chosen by the most votes from our jam audiences. Enter the draw[…]

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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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Online ticket sales extended for a short time this morning

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There’s still tickets available for most workshops and concerts, but they’re selling fast in the last minute rush. Get your tickets before midnight tonight – Thursday 28 September 2017. Booking essentials – remember: We want to surprise Mark and Jane with a full auditorium for the FREE Ukestration workshop at 9 am on Saturday. Be a part of the SPRUKE Ukestra … get your ticket now. Online bookings are necessary for the FREE Saturday night[…]

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Free Family Fun SPRUKE 2017

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Ukulele by day … Riverfire by night. Last weekend of the holidays … the perfect family cultural experience … plenty to see and do … ENTRY to the festival precinct is FREE. Bring the whole family to learn to play at the FREE Come Play Ukulele workshop See artists decorate their ukes at the SPRUKE Art stand Take a photo with a friend or a ukestar at the SPRUKE Selfie Photo Frame Be a part[…]

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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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John Chandler

Begin with Ukulele Downunder

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Ukulele Downunder Beginners Workshop Change your life! Begin an exciting musical journey with John Chandler from Ukulele Downunder, Aiersi Room, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Saturday 30 September 2017. Since 2004, John Chandler has taught ukulele at adult community colleges all over Sydney. He’s come to SPRUKE to show you that, ‘The Ukulele Is The Happiest Instrument There Is.’ No need for past music experience, no need to read music. Join John’s beginners workshop to[…]

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