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Kids Uke’n Make Music Contest 2017

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Kids are awesome See them shine in the Uke’n Make Music Contest 2017! Let your primary school know about our contest for primary ukulele groups. Ask your students to create and perform their own musical arrangement for ukulele, and enter their video in the contest. Curriculum resources, contest description, terms & conditions, and registration forms are available from the Kids SPRUKE website. Registrations close on 31 July 2017. Entries are due by Friday 15 September. Visit the[…]

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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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Kyas Ryo is the headline act for SPRUKE Festival 2017

Japanese Ukulele Virtuoso to Headline SPRUKE 2017

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Our first headline act is announced! Kyas Ryo is confirmed as the headline act for SPRUKE this year. The Japanese ukulele virtuoso tops an amazing line-up of local, national and international acts planned with plenty of surprises to come. “Once again, this year the festival committee are proud to bring an international act who has never performed for Australian audiences,” said Festival Director Max Borchardt. “We are very excited to announce Kyas Ryo as a[…]

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