Entries by Keryn

New Members – It’s a Bargain

The end of the 2018-2019 financial year is on our doorstep … and BUMS Inc membership fees of $50 will be due on 1 July 2019. Payment Options are described on NEW MEMBERS For new members … the bargain of the year is pay for the 2019-2020 financial year in May 2019 and get May […]

Ukulele Upgrade – 1 June Workshop

Ukulele Upgrade: strumming and beyond in playing & arranging songs Ross Clark and Helena Bond (of Daylight Moon) offer this essential Saturday morning strumming workshop for beginning & intermediate players. DATE: Saturday 1 June 2019 TIME: 10:00 am -11:30 am VENUE: Coorparoo Bowls Club,  32 Riddings St., Coorparoo TICKETS $25: via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BCJKW BUMS DISCOUNT […]

Branch out into Baritone

Have you branched out into baritone? Ukes come in many sizes and shapes, and can be adapted to different styles of music. We see more and more baritone ukuleles at the jams and in our performing groups. Why play a baritone? The baritone provides a great transition from 6-string instruments like guitar to playing with […]

Hynotonics @ SCUF

Frivolity. Fun. Friendship. Feet — and thinking on them. Just a few of the words I associate with Hypnotonics and the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival. Hypnotonics has been around for about a year, and is made up of some familiar BUMS faces: Amanda Allwood, Mark Bradshaw, Salli Chmura, Cath McCourt, and Trish Rodwell.   We […]

BFG Birthday Girls

Amanda & Zoè’s Birthday Extravaganza This year, two of our BUMS Festival Group (BFG) members, Amanda Allwood and Zoë Watson, celebrated their birthdays at the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival. BUMS had a large number of performers and workshop presenters at SCUF this year. Hypnotonics, the BFG, Donna & Derek Farrell, Girt By C, Miss Elm, […]

Gypsy Rumble in Review

It was a great night with Queensland’s Gypsy Rumble performing at Samuel Gray’s on Saturday 30 May. Quite a crowd turned out at the restaurant. Maybe fifty BUMS stayed for the whole three-hour show, while a few others drifted slowly away. The group presented a three terrific sets of mostly originals from their CD like […]

Melbourne Uke Fest 2019

The 10th annual Melbourne Ukulele Festival (MUF) was held over the weekend of 16 &17 March 2019, with over 40 acts performing, along with open mic sessions, workshops and play-along sessions. MUF, under the stewardship of Festival Director, Dean Denham, has always sought to challenge the expectations of what a ukulele festival program should contain, […]

BUMS Big Uke Jam Feature

The BUMS Big Uke Jam at Coorparoo was attracting over 100 participants as far back as 2010. The smallish photographic studio at the rear of ‘HOOK Ads’  was gradually becoming too small to accommodate a growing number of jam goers. By pure chance Dixie Scully was at the Coorparoo Bowls Club (CBC) one day, and […]

Sign up for Central Coast

Aloha! Come to the Central Coast Ukulele & Folk Festival. August on the Central Coast is such beautiful perfect weather — warm days and cool nights. Anything is possible! 2019 will another exciting year. ‘Application to perform‘ forms are now available. Applications close on 30 June 2019. To submit applications to perform or make inquiries […]

Uke Festival or Uke Feast?

The 6th annual Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival (11-14 April 2019) is set to bring a ukulele feast to the Kenilworth Showgrounds in the beautiful Mary Valley town of Kenilworth, Queensland. International, interstate and local artists will perform and teach their own unique styles of fabulous music and songs, all on the little ukulele, now the […]