Southern Peninsula Ukulele Group

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Southern Peninsula Ukulele Group
Rosebud, Victoria, Australia

SPUKES is a community based ukulele group located in Rosebud where people of all ages come together to enjoy a few hours of ukulele strumming, singing and friendship.  We meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month and alternate Mondays.

Throughout the year we play at various events such as the Rosebud Kite Festival, Buskfest, Christmas Parade and other community based fundraising events.

Next Sessions and Events

Saturdays with Karen and Alan

Saturdays (12 noon – 3 pm) at Rosebud Memorial Hall
Held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month attract 60 to 70 members on average. $5 per session including afternoon tea.

Date/Time Details
24/11/2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Group Session
Rosebud Memorial Hall, Rosebud Victoria

Group Session


08/12/2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Christmas Break Up Party
Rye Civic Hall, Rye Victoria

Our last Saturday Group Session for the year. At Rye Civic Hall, not Rosebud.


Alan's Monday Morning Mayhem

Mondays (9:30 am – 11:30 am) at Rosebud Memorial Hall
This smaller group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month. $5 per session including morning tea.

Date/Time Details
19/11/2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday Group Session
Rosebud Memorial Hall, Rosebud Victoria

Monday Group Session


03/12/2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am
No Group Session
Rosebud Memorial Hall, Rosebud Victoria

Alan is unavailable so no Monday Group Session today


17/12/2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am
No Group Session
Rosebud Memorial Hall, Rosebud Victoria

Alan is unavailable so no Monday Group Session today


Community Events

Times and locations vary so check each event for full details
Some venues only allow limited numbers of performers or have access limitations. Karen or Alan will have all the information.

Date/Time Details
25/11/2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McCrae Lions Club Lighthouse Christmas Carols
McCrae Lighthouse, McCrae Victoria

We will be on stage for 15 to 20 minutes sometime between 7 30pm and 9 30pm. Exact times will be confirmed soon.


26/11/2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Mornington Centre
The Mornington Centre, Mornington Victoria

Meet at 1:30pm for a 45 minutes session starting at 2:00pm. Songbooks will be provided.


Our Latest News

We post short items that may be of interest to our members, new members, our local community and the wider music community as well.

You can see more news on our Facebook page.

Our regular newsletter is sent to all members and any one else interested. You can subscribe using the form further down this page.

How music saved a community

How music saved a community

Faced with extinction due to drought, falling milk prices and the closure of the Heinz factory, Girgarre started playing music once a month. Now it’s the home of one of Australia’s great participant music festivals, the Girgarre Moosic Muster.

Hawaiian Shirts and Clothing

During the summer season some of our members were looking for colourful clothes for our performances. We’ve had good reports on shirts from  Island Style Clothing, an online store based in Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Another ShamRockin’ Performance

St Patrick’s Day 2018 saw SPUKES back at Ti Tree Lodge to perform a solid 1 hour set of Irish Songs. We added a few vintage Irish numbers this year and were lucky to have Eily Watson leading the ensemble for those songs.

St Patrick’s Eve at Main Ridge Petanque Club

I took the “Monday ukulele players” group up to the Main Ridge Petanque Club on Friday 16th March to provide pre-dinner entertainment. Being St Patrick’s eve the theme was Celtic of course.

Everyone's welcome!

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