Mountain Arts Gathering, Paul Smith's College, Adirondack Mountains, New York, July 14-20, 2013. An acoustic music camp for adults. . Info: www.mountainartsgathering.com
NashCamp Bluegrass Camp, near Nashville, Tennessee, August 5-10, 2013 (bluegrass week). Nightly concerts, Band Lab, elective workshops, campfire jamming. Info: 888-798-5012; NashCampNow@aol.com; www.nashcamp.com
National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival, Weiser, Idaho. June 17-22, 2013. Info: 115 W. Idaho St., Weiser, ID 83672; (800) 437-1280; www.fiddlecontest.comNew Harmony Music Festival and School, New Harmony, Indiana, July 7-13, 2013. 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 30-July 7, 2013. Fiddle, hardingfele, nyckelharpa... Info: (865) 522-0515; email@example.com; nordicfiddlesandfeet.org
Ohio Scottish Arts School, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, June 22-28, 2013. Six days of classes in piping, drumming, harping, fiddling, Highland dancing, jam sessions and concerts. Debbie Doty, (440) 835-4157;
Old Songs' Fiddle & Strings Summer Camp, near Albany, NY. (2013 status TBA.) Info: www.oldsongs.org/camps.html
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association Fiddle Camp, Westfir, Oregon, July 22-25, 2013. District #6 of the OOTFA presents the West Cascades Fiddle Camp & Workshop. For all information visit the web site at: www.fiddlecamp.org/
Peach Bottom Farm Fiddle & Strings Camp, Independence, Virginia (2013 dates TBA). Info: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.PeachBottomFarm.com
Portal Irish Music Week, Portal, Arizona. Intensive immersion in Irish fiddle. 2012 dates TBA. Info and registration at http://portalmusicweek.com/
Randy Elmore Fiddle Workshop, July 8-11, 2013, Cisco, Texas. Instructors for 2013 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. August 4-11, 2013. World-class musicians in a beautiful mountain setting. Fiddle instructors include Randal Bays, Sandy MacIntyre, Andy Stein, Brittany Haas, Ryan McKasson, 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 23-29, 2013. 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; email@example.com; www.peterrolland.com
SC Irish Arts Weekend,
Columbia, South Carolina, June 21-23, 2013. Workshops to include Irish fiddle, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, guitar, tenor banjo, Irish harp, and more. Instructors includeCaoimhin O'Raghallaigh (fiddle) and Mick O'Brien (Uilleann Pipes).
Info: www.cornerhousemusic.com; (803) 254-3461.
Scandinavian Week at Buffalo Gap, West Virginia. Late June/early July. Instructors: Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley, Bruce Sagan Fiddle, hardingfele, nyckelharpa, dance For more info: (313) 327-3636. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Scandia Camp, Mendocino, California. Mid-June. Swedish and Norwegian fiddling (also hardingfele), dancing, etc. Info: Nancy Linscott, (415) 383-1014; email: email@example.com, or Roo Lester:DancingRoo@aol.com
Schoolhouse Fiddle Camps, Avoca, Nebraska. Beginner Camp June 10-14, 2013. Intermediate and Advanced fiddlers’ Camp July 8-12, 2013. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-275-3221; www.greenblattandseay.com.
Sparrow Music Camp, O’Leno State Park, High Springs, Florida, June 28-30, 2013. Concerts, Workshops, Jams – Old Time, Celtic, Bluegrass, Scandinavian, Clogging, Improvisation. https://sites.google.com/site/flmusiccamp/ Info: email@example.com
Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford, California. Jazz Festival Jazz Camps, July 21-26 & July 28-Aug. 2, 2013. Info: (650) 736-0324; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.stanfordjazz.org
www.flatpik.com ; 800-FLATPIK.
Steve Kaufman Kamps, Maryville, Tennessee, June 9-15 and June 16-22, 2013. Flatpicking, Fingerpicking, Fiddle, Bass, Dobro, Mandolin, Old Time Banjo. Info:
Edwards Conference Center, East Troy, Wisconsin. Fiddle, singing, dance, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer, guitar, jams, open mike, stringband, mandolin... Info: (800) 636-FOLK; www.uwm.edu/Dept/Folk/
Stringalong Weekend, Nov. 2-4, 2012 and March 1-3, 2013.
Strings without Boundaries. Two new locations! Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, June 23-28, 2013. Featuring Randy Sabien, Mike Block, Jesus Florido, Lisa Liu, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, and more. Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, July 21-26, 2013. Featuring Darol Anger, Randy Sabien, Christian Howes. 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, Brian conway...), July 14-20, 2013; Old-Time Week (Brad Leftwich, Erynn Marshall, James Leva, Joseph Decosimo...), July 21-27, 2013; Fiddle Week (Michael Doucet, Bobby Hicks, Andrea Joag, Matt Glaser, Bruce Molsky, Liz Knowles, Darol Anger...), Aug. 4-10, 2013. Info: P.O. Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815-9000, (828) 298-3434; email@example.com; www.swangathering.com
Texas JAAM Camp, July 28-Aug. 2, 2013. Hunt, Texas, on the Beautiful Guadalupe River. Teachers are Dale & Tobi Morris; Dale Morris, Jr., Danny Levin, Blaine Sprouse, Gerald Jones & Linda Relph. 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 25-28, 2013, 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 4-11, 2013, All Saints Center, Raft Island, Washington. Learn Hungarian music and dance from native Hungarian experts. Info: www.tititabor.org/
Three Trails Fiddle Camp, Gladstone, Missouri. 2012 dates TBA. For students up to age 17, all levels. Info: Carl Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org ; (816) 616-8614; www.cookmusicstudio.com
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 23-31, 2013. Info: (415) 566-4355; email@example.com; www.valleyofthemoon.org
The Walker Family Band Music Workshop, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, June 30-July 6, 2013. Irish, Old Time, Improv, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Cello, song writing, etc. InstructorsTBA. Info: www.thewalkerfamilyband.com
Zoukfest, Santa Fe, New Mexico. No camp in 2013. Wide variety of music – Irish, medieval, Klezmer, West African, and more. Info: www.zoukfest.com