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TUGS – Tuggeranong Ukulele Gang

TUGS – Tuggeranong Ukulele Gang

Pete Murphy is a talented, drugs skilled and innovative guitar maker. He is  native born to the Snowy-Monaro Region and now lives in Jindabyne, visit web NSW. Pete is a past guitar student of Cooma School of Music. He’s a fine guitarist and performs regularly.

Pete uses the very best in wood, hardware and parts in the construction of his wonderful guitars. With brands such as Seymour Duncan, TV Jones, Gover and  Gotoh, Pete doesn’t believe in cheap short-cuts. He loves to work with native timbers such as Tasmanian Blackwood, Victorian Mountain Ash, Queensland Maple as well as the exotics such as Afician Ebony and Indian Rosewood.

Pete will custom build your Dream Guitar to your specifications.

You can contact Pete:

  • Mobile: 0409 227 073
  • Email:

You can also see and play some of Pete’s guitars at Cooma School of Music:


Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938

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The Tuggeranong Arts Centre, generic Canberra, in association with Ukelyptus proudly announces an exciting new community performance group…

TUGS… the Tuggeranong Ukulele Gang

Every 2nd Sunday at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Corner Cowlishaw and Reed Streets, Greenway,1pm3pm. Starts Sunday May 15th

The instrumental phenomenon that’s taking the world by storm has finally hit Tuggeranong. Lead by the team from UkelyptusTUGS makes the opportunity to play in a stage-band available to everyone though the magic of the ukulele. No experience is required, so whether you’re 10 or 110, come and immerse yourself in the fun of this cute and cool instrument. Beginners will be looked after and assigned a Strum Chum from Ukelyptus to guide you through your first few sessions.

While some ukes will be available to try at the theatre, with prices starting at just $30, we suggest investing in your own. All reputable music shops are now stocking a range of ukuleles to suit all levels of interest. But demand is high, and you too may soon discover that one more ukulele is never enough.

No need to book, just rock up. Each TUGS session is just$5. You will also be required to purchase the Ukelyptusstage band repertoire book for just $15 which contains over 50 progressive and fun tunes to help you on your musical journey. So come and join the fun and change your life with a uke at TUGS.

Session Dates: May 15th & 29th, June 12th & 26th, July 10th & 24th, August 7th & 21st, September 4th & 18th, October 16th & 23rd, November 13th & 27th, December 11th.

Inaugural Canberra Ukulele Festival of Fun (the CUFF)

During the weekend of October 1st & 2ndUkelyptus will host the inaugural Canberra Ukulele Festival of Fun at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (Saturday) with a world record breaking attempt ukulele jam session at Floriade on the Sunday Morning. Lock it into your diaries. More details on this exciting weekend soon.

For more infomation call Andrew on 0406 29 26 75