Welcome to Brian Wicklund's Fiddle Pal Camp in Newtonville, MA for four days of instruction and fun. Brian has hand picked an fabulous staff for his fiddle camp of amazingly talented teachers and musicians who will teach great music and the skills to play it. Students will learn bluegrass, Canadian, Appalachian, Irish, and blues for fiddle, cello, and guitar. We also plan time to kick the soccer ball, hang out with new friends, have a barn dance, and join the amazing staff for a concert
Who: For youth and adults ages 9-and up registration limited so sign up soon!
When: August 20-23, 2013 Tuesday-Friday 9:00AM-4PM
Where: Lasell College,
Winslow Academic Center
80 Maple Street
Newton, MA 02466
Brian Wicklund (Marine, MN) hosts the Fiddle Pal Camp. He is widely regarded as among the top fiddle teachers and performers in the country. Brian is the author the best-selling series The American Fiddle Method published by Mel Bay and is co-founder of the online bluegrass instructional website Bluegrass College He is an instructor at top camps and workshops in the US, Canada, UK and Sweden. Brian has been a member of bluegrass bands for decades including: Stoney Lonesome, Judith Edelman Band, Kathy Kallick Band, and Chris Stuart Band. He currently fronts Minnesota-based progressive bluegrass band, The Barley Jacks His website is Fiddle Pal.
Katie McNally (Boston, MA) grew up steeped in the vibrant Scottish and Cape Breton music community in Boston and is a recent graduate of Tufts University where she studied music and Child Development. She has performed across the US with Galician piper Carlos Núñez, fiddle supergroup Childsplay, and in her own duo with guitarist Eric McDonald. Katie McNally
Mariel Vandersteel (Boston, MA)l grew up in California, attending weekly Irish sessions and Alasdair Fraser’s Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School. It was at Valley of the Moon that she first heard the hardanger fiddle, Norway's traditional folk instrument. After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Violin Performance, Mariel moved to Norway and studied traditional music at Høgskolen i Telemark. Mariel currently plays nationally and internationally with Laura Cortese’s Acoustic Project, Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers and a duo with Emma Beaton. Mariel Vandersteel
Ariel Friedman Cello (Boston, MA) A winner of ASTA’s 2009 Alternative Styles Award, she is in a Masters Degree program at New England Conservatory. Her diverse musicality adds to performances with champion fiddler Hanneke Cassel, Long Time Courting, Childsplay, and with her sister Mia. Ariel Friedman
Flynn Cohen –Guitar (Massachusetts) has performed internationally with many traditional and contemporary acoustic groups. He studied music in England and California and is on the music department staff at Keene State College in NH. Flynn Cohen
The camp is open to anyone with a minimum of one year of study on the instrument. Fiddlers should play with ease in first position. Most of the instruction is by ear but written music is available.
Includes 4 days of instruction, snacks, a camp T-shirt, admission to barn dance and one ticket to staff concert. Space is limited so register early!
$385 before 1/31/13
$425 before 3/31/13
$455 before 5/30/13
$495 before 6/20/13
Subtract $25 each for family discount
Full refund: until April 30
50% refund: until May 31
$60 refunded after June 1
No refunds after June 15
9:00 Morning meeting
9:30-10:15 1st class period
10:15-10:45 Snack break
10:45-11:30 2nd class period
11:30-12:15 3rd class period
12:15-1:15 Lunch/free time
1:15-2:00 4th class period
2:00-2:30 Performance by staff
2:30-3:00 Snack/Question Answer Session
3:00-3:50 All camp review
Tuesday: Barn Dance
Friday: Student/ Staff Concert
Two snacks are included in the registration fee for all four days. Students bring own lunches.
Sachiko Ishihara: sachiko "at" isihara.org or 617-964-4522