SPRUKE Festival News


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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Manitoba Hal Confirmed for SPRUKE 2017

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In the worst kept secret of the festival we are happy to announce that Hal Brolund is the final international act to perform at SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival 2017. Canadian blues artist Manitoba Hal has forged an international reputation for engaging and connecting with his audience through songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic and introspective. He proves that the ukulele can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies[…]

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Performer and Presenter agreements for SPRUKE Festival 2017 are due 17 July.

Performer & Presenter Agreements Due Monday 17 July

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Program Committee deliberations are over! We are thrilled to have had so many talented performers and workshop presenters apply to be a part of SPRUKE 2017. All of the performance and workshop acceptances have been sent. Check your email for a performance agreement and our occupational health and safety guidelines. If you applied and have heard or received nothing ….check your junk mail. All performer and presenter agreements as well as the signed OH&S declarations[…]

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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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