U.S. Camps & Workshops, M-Z (2015 updates coming soon!)
Maine Fiddle Camp, Montville, Maine. 2014 camps: June 13-15, June 15-20, June 22-22, Aug. 10-15, Aug. 17-22. A lakeside weekend music camp for all ages and levels. Families welcome. Dance music in Scots-Irish, French & Scandinavian traditions as they've evolved in Maine. Staff of twelve traditional musicians giving fiddle, piano, guitar, banjo, bones, and accordion classes and workshops with performances, jams, dancing, swimming... Info: www.mainefiddle.org/
Mark O’Connor/Berklee College of Music Summer String Program, Boston, Mass., June 23-27, 2014. Instructors include Bobby Hicks, Martin Hayes, Bruce Molsky, Billy Contreras, Darol Anger, Jason Anick, Matt Glaser, many more. Info: http://www.berklee.edu/summer/mark-oconnor-berklee-summer-string. Also Teacher Training Program, June 27-29, 2014. firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwest Banjo Camp, June 6-8, 2014, Olivet, Michigan. Old time fiddle with Erynn Marshall... Info: www.midwestbanjocamp.com
Miles of Music Camp, Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, June. 7-13, 2014. A week-long retreat for musicians and music lovers of all ages. Located on a private island in Lake Winnipesaukee, the camp offers classes, performances, jams and mentoring opportunities for professional musicians and beginners. Info: www.milesofmusiccamp.com
Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. August 14-17, 2014. Classes in fiddle, tin whistle, bodhrán, guitar, step dancing, harp, concertina, Gaelic and more. Also workshops, lectures, sessions. Info: www.irishfest.com
Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 13-15, 2014. Info: http://centerforirishmusic.org; LRichardson@centerforirishmusic.org; cell 651-552-4694
Montana Fiddle Camp, Monarch, MT, June 1-6 and 8-13, 2014. Instructors include Chirps Smith, Brad Leftwich, Shane Cook, Judy Hyman, many more. Info: Fred Buckley, 319 Old Divide Rd., Roundup, MT 59072, (406) 323-1198, Email: email@example.com ; www.montanafiddlers.org
NashCamp Fletcher Bright Fiddle Camp, August 28-30, 2015. Instruction in bluegrass, old time, and Irish fiddling in a beautiful country setting just outside Nashville, Tennessee. Meals are catered by The Mad Platter, one of Nashville's finest gourmet restaurant. Lodging is provided in comfortable cabins. NashCamp is an adult camp; teens may attend with parental permission. Scholarships available.
Teachers are: Fletcher Bright, Jim Van Cleve, Brian Wicklund, Barbara Lamb, Clancey Ferguson, Gretchen Priest...and more to be announced!
National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival, Weiser, Idaho. June 16-21, 2014. Info: 115 W. Idaho St., Weiser, ID 83672; (800) 437-1280; www.fiddlecontest.com
New Harmony Music Festival and School, New Harmony, Indiana, July 6-13, 2014. Chamber music, fiddle tunes, folk dance, new works. Info: (888) 242-0226; www.newharmonymusicfest.com
Nordic Fiddles and Feet, Camp Ogontz, near Littleton, New Hampshire, June 29-Aug. 6, 2014. Fiddle, hardingfele, nyckelharpa... Info: (865) 522-0515; firstname.lastname@example.org; nordicfiddlesandfeet.org
Northeast Heritage Music Camp, Common Ground Center, Starksboro, VT, June 21-27, 2015. Fiddle instructors include Pete Sutherland, Andrea Beaton, Becky Tracy, Stéphanie Lépine, Riley Baugus, and Sarah Hotchkiss. http://www.northeastheritagemusiccamp.com/
Ohio Scottish Arts School, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, June 28-July 3, 2014. Six days of classes in piping, drumming, harping, fiddling, Highland dancing, jam sessions and concerts. Debbie Doty, (440) 835-4157;
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association Fiddle Camp, Westfir, Oregon, July 21-24, 2014. District #6 of the OOTFA presents the West Cascades Fiddle Camp & Workshop. For all information visit the web site at: www.fiddlecamp.org/
The Ossipee Valley String Camp & Music Festival, Hiram, Maine, July 19th-23rd, 2015. On the banks of the Ossipee River, nestled in the White Mountain foothills, and only 45 minutes from Portland Maine & the coast. The Ossipee Valley String Camp is a 4-day intensive camp for all ages & levels with farm to table meals, yoga, barn dances and more. Instruments include fiddle, cello, banjo, manolin, guitar, and upright bass. Instructors include Brittany Haas, Joe Walsh among others.
Peach Bottom Farm Fiddle & Strings Camp, Independence, Virginia, June 9-13, 2014. Instructors include Paul Anastasio, April Verch, Shane Cook, Larry Unger… Info: email@example.com; www.PeachBottomFarm.com
Portal Irish Music Week, Portal, Arizona, Oct. 9-14, 2014. Intensive immersion in Irish fiddle. Info and registration at http://portalmusicweek.com/
Randy Elmore Fiddle Workshop, July 7-10, 2014, Cisco, Texas. Instructors for 2014 will include Randy Elmore, Marty Elmore, Dick Gimble, and Valerie Ryals. Styles taught: Texas swing, Texas contest, Celtic, bluegrass, and jazz. Info: 817-558-9497; www.randyelmore.com.
Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Colorado. July 27-Aug. 3, 2014. World-class musicians in a beautiful mountain setting. Fiddle instructors include Katie McNally, Gillian Boucher, Jeremy Kittel, Sheila Falls, The Canote Brothers, many more. Also guitar, piano, cello, mandolin, dulcimer, dance.... Evening jams, concerts & dances. Info: (303) 753-6870; MFLuther@aol.com; www.RMFiddle.com
Rolland Fiddle Camp, Hermit Basin Conference Center, near Westcliffe, Colorado, June 23-27, 2014. Fiddle immersion in fiddling techniques, styles, tunes & more in a small camp environment. Concentration on old-time fiddling, learning old recorded gems, folk orchestra, and improving playing skills. Track for string teachers including fiddling for classroom use & Paul Rolland string methods (see www.paulrolland.net). Paul Rolland, a founder of the American String Teacher's Association, is recognized worldwide as one of the most significant string teachers of the 20th century. His core concepts transcend all styles of playing: freedom and ease of playing through the use of good motion patterns. Info: Peter Rolland: 480-969-9744; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.peterrolland.com
SC Irish Arts Weekend, Columbia, South Carolina, June 15-17, 2014. Workshops to include Irish fiddle, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, guitar, tenor banjo, Irish harp, and more. Info: www.cornerhousemusic.com; (803) 254-3461.
Scandia Camp, Mendocino, California, June 14-21, 2014. Swedish and Norwegian fiddling (also hardingfele), dancing, etc. Info: http://www.scandiacampmendocino.org/
Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, Avoca, Nebraska. Beginner Camp June 9-13, 2014. Intermediate and Advanced fiddlers’ Camp July 14-18, 2014. Deborah Greenblatt, championship fiddler, author of many fiddle collections, will help the campers get in touch with their inner fiddler. The course of study during the Schoolhouse Fiddle Camp will be designed specifically for the individual campers who sign up. Info: Deborah Greenblatt at email@example.com or call 402-275-3221; www.greenblattandseay.com; www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml.
Sparrow Music Camp, O’Leno State Park, High Springs, Florida, June 13-15, 2014. Concerts, Workshops, Jams – Old Time, Celtic, Bluegrass, Scandinavian, Clogging, Improvisation. https://sites.google.com/site/flmusiccamp/ Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford, California. Jazz Institute, Aug. 3-8, 2014. Info: (650) 736-0324; email@example.com; www.stanfordjazz.org
Steve Kaufman Kamps, Maryville, Tennessee, June 8-14 and June 16-21, 2014. Flatpicking, Fingerpicking, Fiddle, Bass, Dobro, Mandolin, Old Time Banjo. Info: www.flatpik.com ; 800-FLATPIK.
Strings without Boundaries. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, June 22-27, 2014. Featuring Randy Sabien, Darol Anger, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, and more. Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, July 27-Aug. 1, 2014. Featuring Randy Sabien, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Brian Wicklund, Jesus Florido, Matt Turner, and more. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, July 13-18, 2014. Featuring Bruce Molsky, Martin Norgaard, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Matt Turner, and more. Learn traditional and 21st-century string skills in a welcoming, community-oriented, environment. Our inclusive approach offers daily classes and jam sessions where YOU are the star! Ages 12 and up; advanced beginner to professional! Info: www.stringswithoutboundaries.com
The Swannanoa Gathering, Asheville, North Carolina. Celtic Week (Martin Hayes, Liz Carroll, Brian McNeill, Liz Knowles...), July 13-19, 2014; Old-Time Week (Rayna Gellert, Gerry Milnes, Eddie Bond, Joseph Decosimo...), July 20-26, 2014; Fiddle Week (Michael Doucet, Barbara Lamb, Anne Lederman, Bruce Molsky, Andy Stein, Jeremy Kittel...), Aug. 3-9, 2014. Info: P.O. Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815-9000, (828) 298-3434; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.swangathering.com
Texas JAAM Camp, July 27-Aug. 1, 2014. Hunt, Texas, on the Beautiful Guadalupe River. Teachers are Dale & Tobi Morris; Dale Morris, Jr., Danny Levin, Blaine Sprouse... Fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, cello, and bass will be taught a variety of musical styles, such as Texas contest, Western Swing, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Gypsy. Nightly Jamming. www.texasjaamcamp.com or call 512-923-4290.
Texas State Championship Fiddlers' Frolics, April 24-27, 2014, Hallettsville, Texas. The top fiddlers in Texas compete for the title of Texas State Champion Fiddler. Jam sessions, dances, barbecue... Info: (361) 798-2311; JohnStuartFryer@aol.com; www.fiddlersfrolics.com
Ti Ti Tábor Hungarian Music and Dance Camp, August 3-10, 2014, All Saints Center, Raft Island, Washington. Learn Hungarian music and dance from native Hungarian experts. Info: www.tititabor.org/
University of New Hampshire Violin Craftsmanship Institute, Durham, New Hampshire. Courses in bow rehairing, bow repair, bow making, basic maintenance and repair, intermediate violin repair, advanced violin repair, and violin building. Info: www.learn.unh.edu/violin
Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, Boulder Creek, California, August 22-30, 2014. Instructors include Alasdair Fraser, Jeremy Kittel, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Hanneke Cassel, Deby Grosjean... Info: (415) 566-4355; email@example.com; www.valleyofthemoon.org
Virignia Family Fiddle Camp, July 18-20, 2014, Stafford, VA. Taught by National Champion Scottish and old time fidldler Steve Hickman with guest instructor Mark Maggiolo for banjo, mandolin and rhythm guitar. All ages, all levels. Tuition: $195 single player. $175 per player/ family with multiple players before July 1, 2014. $225 per player after (Family discounts only available BEFORE July 1, 2014). Willowmere Weekends, 70 Willowmere Pond Rd Stafford, VA 22556; 540-752-2365; www.willowmereweekends.com; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Walker Family Band Music Workshop, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, June 29-July 5, 2014. Irish, Old Time, Improv, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Cello, song writing, etc. Instructors: Scott Walker, Fiddle, Cello, Guitar; Robbie Wells, Fiddle, Mandolin; Matt Brown, Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo; Scott Manring, Guitar, Banjo; Linda Minke, Cello, Fiddle; Landon Walker, Bass, Penny Whistle; Meghan Parrish, Fiddle; Kim Burroghs, Art, Greensboro, NC. Info: www.thewalkerfamilyband.com