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The making of ‘Two’

The end result The final result is very pleasing. It has a homespun authentic and genuine feel about it. The video images of our players during the recording definitely warm the heart. Time will prove this to be a good song, one that people will want to sing and play....

Two by Chris Swayn

SPUKES will be backing a recording of The Warrains new song ‘Two’ written by Chris Swayn. This is what you need to practice.

Peninsula Folk Club ukulele night

On the first Sunday in May (6th May) we are running a ukulele workshop at the Peninsula Folk Club, starting around 5 30pm. We have been asked to make the workshop about “Ukulele Techniques”.

Chris Dovey Uke Maker

There are only a handful of ukulele luthiers in Australia and they all come from a musical background. Chris Dovey of Rosebud came to music and SPUKES through his skills in fine woodworking.

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.

Cards and Ukes. That’s a fun mix.

The Rye Beach Bridge Club will be holding their Annual Congress in the big hall at the Rosebud Memorial Hall over the weekend of March 10th and 11th. The Swiss Pairs competition will be held on Saturday afternoon and SPUKES will  entertain during their afternoon break.

Everyone's welcome!

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