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.

Time Activity
9.30 – 10.00 Guitar and other accompanists workshop
10.00 – 11.00 Workshop
11.00-11.30 Teabreak
11.30-12.30 Workshop
12.30 – 3.00 Lunch and Free Time
1.30 – 2.15 Guided walk
3.00 – 4.30 Workshop
4.30 – 5.00 Free time
5.00 – 6.00 Slow Session
6.00 – 7.00 Free time
After dinner Celtic Session and prob an old time session one night
Monday Night Concert: spots avail for any student or staff member
Wednesday Leave after breakfast


Dave and Sarah will both teach one session a day for each 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
  • Drones

The general instrument classes will cover:

  • Learning tunes by ear
  • Phrasing
  • Melodic and rhythmic variation
  • Ornamentation
  • Regional stylistic differences

One thought on “Program

  1. Hello Dave, Jo & Jem. Great to know you are able to offer tune classes in January, details only made aware from Australian friends whilst away overseas in Ireland in last month attending summer schools. Intend to make deposit next day or so re booking as need to check work diary and travel options. Will be a great alternative but unfortunately will miss attending the yearly Southern Cross School. Best of luck with venture! – regards Michael de Bomford


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