You are invited to arrive any time Friday from 3pm in time for a welcome dinner at 7pm followed by a session.
We have a daily format below. On Monday we have the afternoon off from lunch until dinner.
On Saturday night we start our session with some Old Time music, a great tradition in which to pick up tunes by ear.
|9.30 – 10.00||Guitar and other accompanists workshop|
|10.00 – 12.30||Workshop with a break for a cuppa|
|12.30 – 3.00||Lunch and free time|
|1.30 – 2.15||Guided walk|
|3.00 – 4.30||Workshop|
|( 3.00-3.30 Sun & Tues)||Tunes Revision as first part of Workshop|
|4.30 – 5.00||Free time|
|5.00 – 6.00||Slow Session|
|6.00 – 7.00||Free time|
|After dinner||Celtic Session (& on Sunday an old time session as well)|
|Monday Night||Concert: spots avail for any student or staff member|
|Wednesday||Leave after breakfast|
Dave and Lindsay will both teach one session a day for one of the general instrument classes which will be graded into ‘slower’ and ‘faster’. The ‘slower’ class is for people who are less experienced on their instrument or who learn tunes by ear more slowly. The ‘faster’ class is for those who are more experienced on their instrument and who learn by ear more quickly. You can select your class when you arrive at camp. All tunes will be taught by ear.
We also will be running an accompaniment class each morning for 30 minutes before the main instrumental class begins. This is open for all instruments and will cover:
- Chord progressions
- Rhythmic ideas
- Guide tones
- Chord substitutions
The general instrument classes will cover:
- Learning tunes by ear
- Melodic and rhythmic variation
- Regional stylistic differences