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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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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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Uke'n Make Music all weekend 2-4 October 2015

SPRUKE 2017 Date and Venue Confirmed!

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The place to be chillin’ with your four-stringed instrument of fun this Spring is at SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival. Brisbane Ukulele Music Society Inc, is excited to confirm that SPRUKE 2017 will run from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October 2017, in the vibrant South Bank precinct at the TAFE Queensland Brisbane’s South Bank campus. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Uke n’ Make Music’ with activities and experiences for all levels of ability.[…]

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A BUM from Tutu’s Takes the Top Job

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Brisbane Ukulele Music Society Inc. (BUMS) has appointed Max Borchardt as Festival Director for the 2017 ukulele festival, SPRUKE. Max, a writer, artist and enthusiastic ukulele player, brings fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the festival team as they tune up for the Brisbane’s biannual ukulele festival, a three-day event to be held in Spring. Max is familiar to many Brisbane ukulele enthusiasts as a popular leader at BUMS jams and the facilitator of the Tutu’s[…]

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