Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th August
The Beechworth festival – Kelly Country Pick – is offering a music camp catering to all the instruments in the bluegrass/old timey genres. That is: guitar, mandolin, fiddle, double bass, bluegrass banjo, clawhammer banjo, singing and harmony. They may be able to cater for Dobro this year if there is a calling for it. The camp is aimed at the beginner and intermediate players, the camp is not for the total beginner. You must be able to change chords on your instrument to be able to benefit from intensive learning such as this.
There will be a variety of multi-instrumental teachers tutoring who will rotate across different instruments. In addition to the classes held last year by request, the organisers are going to add more classes on singing harmony. They also plan a class on basic P.A setup and performance skills.
Tutors in negotiation for 2011 – Kevin Parsell – guitar; Wendy Holman – bluegrass/clawhammer banjo; Mick Moffat – fiddle/mandolin; Wendy Jackson – singing/harmony; Peter Hisco – singing/harmony/double bass. More tutors to come – depends on numbers and instruments enrolled.
The day’s program has been increased by 4.5 hrs to include catering for dinner followed by an open stage for students and tutor showcase concerts. All this makes for a big 3 days – hence finishing Thursday night, giving us all a chance to get our breath back before the fun starts again on Friday night.
Cost: 3 days – $375
Includes all meals at the Priory – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation not included – can be arranged privately with the Old Priory.