Entries by Keryn


SPRUKE 2019 — Brisbane’s premier ukulele festival — is just seven months away. For the many new BUMS who’ve recently joined our great ukulele community, the goal of SPRUKE (as well as having lots of fun) is to provide free and affordable: • quality ukulele-based entertainment, and singing and music-making opportunities for audiences • networking […]

April Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp

If you live on the northside and you’re looking for a Bootcamp closer to home, come to the FREE April Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp at Nundah. Beginners Bootcamp is specifically for ukulele players who can move smoothly amongst the basic chords like C, F & G7, and perhaps Am & G. John and Keryn will run […]

Why Bootcamp?

Absolute Beginners Bootcamp was run at Bulimba BCC Library on 13 & 20 February. The course was over-subscribed, so we opened it up to the waiting list. One of our enthusiastic bootcampers, Donna Singleton, has this to say … Why Bootcamp? Brisbane Ukulele Bootcamps are FREE. There is your first draw card. And, what have […]

Free Range chUKES

By the end of their second year playing together, the chUKES were ready to take on the world! Well, Bulimba Ukulele Festival and QPAC’s Bands on the Green anyway. Which they very succesfully did. Setting the bar high, with repertoire from recent charts hits, favourites of individuals in the band and a few classics thrown […]

WE BUMS Jam Feature

The next cab off the rank in our jam feature series is … WE BUMS JAM! That’s the West End folks —  on the 2nd Friday of the month. It’s at a place called “Hope on Boundary Cafe” at 170 Boundary St West End. That’s in Boundary Street, just up from the Vulture Street intersection […]

Beaut Beginners Night

What a great time was had by all at the introduction to ukulele night put on by Morris Brothers Music, BUMS and Linda’s Uke‘N’Sing. There were about 140 beginners attending. It was a great place to start for people with no or limited knowledge as the information was simple and clear — so easy to […]

Blue Mts Uke Fest

Been to the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival? The experience is unique. In its 10th year, the multi-award winning event, is held at Katoomba NSW, in and around the iconic Carrington Hotel. Tom Richter from Maleny Ukulele tells about this year’s experience. Maleny Ukulele at the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival Some went by road, in caravans […]


Wow, what a tremendous year for The CAGE! With a slow start performance wise, we put our heads down to work on new pieces. We were fortunate to have a CAGE member by the name of Becky Lochel to put her hand up to co-lead with Ian Phillips. What a wonderful job she has done. […]

Back from Camp Creative

A few fortunate Brisbane ukelists took advantage of Cathy Welsford and Angie Smith’s (The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach) Strummin’ the Rhythm, Pickin’ the Tune week-long Camp Creative course on 14-18 January 2019 at Bellingen Public School. Lesley Allan reports … First I wish to say we had great tutors, Angie & Cathy, who encouraged […]

Ferny Grove Jam Feature

The next cab off the rank in our jam feature series is … FERNY GROVE JAM! The Ferny Grove Beginners Jam will celebrate its 5 Year anniversary in May 2019. It goes from 7pm until 9pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. It was started by Paul Morris (from Morris Brothers) and Linda Gough […]