2023 Our usual venue The Sundeck at Perisher is being sold. Jo is looking around for a substitute.
Dates have previously been between Jan-March but there is also the possibility that the camp will move a bit later in the year if the venue isn’t up in mountains that are snow capped in winter. Jo will email everyone on the mailist when she knows what’s happening. If you would like to be on the mailist please go to the Contact page on the menu.
We warmly welcome you to this fun, relaxed camp, with high-quality music workshops, jam sessions, delicious food, and great company, all set in the magnificent Kosciuszko National Park, in Australia’s iconic High Country.
We offer three different camp packages:
Full camp: Four days and five nights, including all workshops and sessions.
Weekend workshop package (Fri-Sun): Attend the first two days of camp, including all workshops and sessions, from Friday night until Sunday afternoon.
Session package (Sat-Mon): Come along for two nights of sessions, from Saturday afternoon until Monday morning, with free time to relax or explore the area, and a bonus workshop or session on Sunday afternoon.
Our wonderful tutors, Dave O’Neill and Sarah Davies, will run workshops each day that are based on learning tunes by ear. All instruments are welcome, and both faster and slower learning styles are supported. The camp focuses on Irish traditional music, with meanderings into French Canadian, Cape Breton, Old Time and Scottish tunes. We have daily accompaniment workshops and other electives happen in the afternoons. We also offer guided walks each day through the beautiful surrounds of the Perisher Valley.
Our home has been The Sundeck Hotel, a cosy and comfortable ski lodge in the Perisher Valley, beautiful in all seasons. Accommodation is included in all packages. Camp participants enjoy private rooms with ensuites, lovely common areas for classes, relaxation and sessions, and gorgeous views across the valley.
Your hosts are musicians Dave O’Neill and Jo Cresswell, and we are delighted to bring you this camp, now in its seventh year. We also run annual music and walking trips to France, recommencing in September 2023.