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Pokarekare Ana

Pokarekare Ana

We don’t have many songs we sing in a ‘foreign’ language. Everyone knows Pokarekare Ana. Either the Seekers version or the one learned in primary schools all over Australia. Constant repetition does not seem to take the gloss from this lovely song. We offer a nice...

Tequila

Tequila

Here’s our tribute to Tequila. We intended to send out the actual performance, which starts around the 9 minute mark. We found the ‘rehearsal’ was better than the ‘performance’ which says a lot about our capabilities!

An Easter Message From Karen and Alan

An Easter Message From Karen and Alan

Current events should make us reflect on how lucky we are to live where we do. We are a strong people and will see this current crisis through. We’ve battled through dust storms, droughts, floods, bushfires, cyclones and many other bad situations. We know that the...

How To Play Series: La Bamba .

Written and recorded by Richie Valens, and based on an old Mexican folk song.   The backing is a simple three chord progression C to F to G . (1  1V  V )  What makes the song memorable and a joy to play is the rhythm and infectious energy...

Galway Girl

Galway Girl

Thank you for the encouraging messages about “Here Comes Johnny B Goode”. We thought we would revisit “Galway Girl” and see what happens. The American singer/songwriter Steve Earle wrote this over 20 years ago . It’s been enthusiastically adopted by the Celtic Nation,...

Johnny B Goode

Johnny B Goode

Last Saturday we should have had one of our sessions at the Rosebud Memorial Hall. That meant we have missed a whole month of ‘Ukulele’ as everyone seems to call it now.

Our Wonderful Friends at SPUKES

Our Wonderful Friends at SPUKES

We’ve been asked to make some videos for our members, and have started getting phone calls and messages asking when the first video will be ready. I hope you enjoy this one as it brings back some happy memories of events we’ve been involved with.

SPUKES Temporarily Closing

SPUKES Temporarily Closing

Sessions and Performances are Cancelled The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious threat to our SPUKES community. Most if us fall into the 'high risk' category one way or another. Your health and well-being is of prime concern to us. Our Saturday and Monday sessions are...

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