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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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Jack n Jel

Belong to SPRUKE’s ukestra at Ukestration

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FREE Ukestration Workshop Heard about ukestration? Seen it in action? Let’s pack the Kala Concert Stage in the main auditorium. Get to South Bank early, and give Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart, of Jack n Jel, their greatest challenge yet. Be a part of an auditorium wide ukulele orchestra (ukestra). Join the “joyous rabble”, and let Mark and Jane take you beyond the ol’ hum n strum! All levels of players, from beginners to advanced[…]

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Secure Parking Discount for Festival Weekend

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For all those who want to take their car to SPRUKE- check out this great offer from Secure Parking. A big thank you to Secure Parking for this exclusive offer for SPRUKE Festival goers. This offer is for the SW1 Carpark- 32 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane. Friday 29 September- Night Parking Sunday 1 October- Weekend Parking No discount available Saturday 31 September due to Riverfire You’ll receive bays from $10 with the promo code SPRUKE17[…]

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WIN one of 36 places at the SPRUKE Art Activation, to decorate a uke during SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival.

Enter the SPRUKE Art Facebook Competition

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What can you create with 1 ukulele, Sharpie pens and 2 hours? Find out at SPRUKE Art! Brisbane Ukulele Musicians Society Inc is delighted to give you the chance to WIN one of 36 places at the SPRUKE Art activation, to decorate a uke during SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival. Let your creative spirit run free! Winners receive a Mahalo ‘Rainbow Series’ ukulele. We’ll supply the Sharpie pens and give you 2 hours to create your[…]

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Ukulele Proves Popular

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Ukulele is proving increasingly popular in classroom music. If you teach ukulele in schools or lead a school uke group, come to the ukulele sharing and support day. Be guided and inspired by experienced teachers. Share your successes and challenges with other teachers. This is the most exciting and affordable professional development you will go to this year! The annual AUTLA workshop day runs from 9 am to 4 pm on the last day of[…]

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SPRUKE 2017 workshops

SPRUKE 2017 workshops galore

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Entry to the Festival Precinct is FREE! But while you’re there take advantage of our free and affordable ukulele workshops. There are over 20 workshops on offer catering from beginners to advanced musicians. Cost of workshops range from $15 to $30 and they’re worth every cents. Beginners are well catered for by the Beginners Ukulele Oasis (Beginners Bootcamp and Novice Songs sessions), Come Play Ukulele with Miss Jodie, and Ukulele Downunder Beginners with John Chandler.[…]

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Concert ticket sales for SPRUKE 2017

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Be inspired by what the humble uke can do!  Get tickets for the SPRUKE 2017 concerts now! Limited seats still available. (If you miss out, please join the waiting list.) Spruketacular Concert From quirky, theatrical to the Blues and rock — this concert has something for every ukulele lover. Tyrone & Lesley (AUS) | The Pockets (AUS) | Manitoba Hal (Canada)| Kyas Ryo (Japan) | Ukulele Russ (Alaska) 6:30 – 10:30 pm Friday  29 September 2017[…]

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