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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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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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Tom Richter

Brilliance of Tom Richter

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Augment your Ukulele Repertoire Tom Richter is back at SPRUKE by popular demand. Tom’s regular workshop presenter at Sunshine Coast music festivals, and as an experienced musician and teacher, Tom’s well organised workshops received rave reviews at SPRUKE 2015. Sunshine Coast performer and music teacher Tom Richter has played stringed instruments since his teens. He’s performed with great artists like Kevin Borich, Shane Howard (Goanna) and Neil Murray (Warumpi Band), and taught more than a thousand[…]

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