Entries by Keryn

Willoughby Ukulele Orchestra

What’s it like to play in a ukulele orchestra? The Willoughby Ukulele Orchestra in an initiative of Ian Porter – a ukulele teacher from Sydney.  Last year, it attracted 55 uke players. This year a similar number attended, including four BUMS members. Together, under Ian’s expert guidance, they learnt, played and recorded three songs.  The […]

Looking After Your Uke in Qld

How to look after your uke in Queensland Looking after your uke is a mix of common sense combined with cheap and simple care. Here are some tips on coping with hot and humid Queensland, changing strings and keeping your uke looking good. Keeping your use cool and dry It’s been a hot and humid […]

Miss Elm — The Shape of Light

BUMS Member Profile – Erin Harrington Erin, known professionally as Miss Elm, has many irons in the ukulele fire.  She is a song writer and ukulele performer and in 2019, released two singles – ‘Clean Slate’ and ‘The Castle’.  Check out the video and music for ‘The Castle’ at https://youtu.be/IY1ZFh1NFKE She is releasing her first […]

Ukulele Beginnings 2020

To welcome the new year, and new Brisbane ukulele players, there are BUMS Inc members are offering beginner workshops and lessons in February 2020. Please note that these are not official BUMS Inc events, so please contact the event organisers directly. FREE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS Julie Sharpe, John & Keryn Henderson Mini Absolute Beginners Ukulele […]

Ukulele Underground Bushfire Fundraiser

Are you keen to help victims of Australian bush fires? Would you like a new ukulele? Get behind the guys at Ukulele Underground with their generous ukulele giveaway to raise money for Australian Red Cross Disaster relief. Aldrine and Aaron loved headlining at SPRUKE 2015, and want to give back when it’s so desperately needed. […]

February Mini Absolute Beginners

Just starting ukulele? Short of time? Come to a mini Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp … absolutely FREE. Julie, John and Keryn will run a free mini Absolute Beginners Ukulele Bootcamp for one week only on Wednesday evening 19 February 2020. Location: Bulimba Brisbane City Council Library, Meeting Room 1, Cnr Riding Road & Oxford Street, […]

Northside Community Band

Live on the northside? Thinking of joining a community band this year? Community bands are a great way to network with other musicians, learn new skills, extend your repertoire of songs, and develop performance skills. Don’t delay … join NUMB BUMS today … all BUMS Inc financial members are eligible to join. NUMB BUMS is […]

Woodfordia Ukulele Tradition

Over the Christmas to New Year period, Cath McCourt stepped up to keep the Woodfordia Ukulele Jam tradition alive in the Coopers Beerhouse. The uke group met every morning of the Woodford Folk Festival from 10:00 am to 11:15 am. Geoff Dancer gave Cath a hand setting up, and encouraged crowd participation between his Woodfordia […]

Westside Story

The Westside Daytime jam is now firmly established at Rosemount Community Centre in Sinnamon Park. After a change in venue in late in 2019, the Christmas jam and the first jam for 2020, confirm the popularity of the new location with around 50 players in the crowd. Sue and Peter Sercombe kicked off a daytime, […]