Top musicians from around the country have come to teach at Brian Wicklund's Fiddle Pal Camp. Together they put together a show of enormous talent. This year features Brian Wicklund, fiddlers Katie McNally, Shauncey Ali, and Matt Combs, mandolinist Ben Winship, guitarist Flynn Cohen and bassist Kevin Rowe.
Fiddle Pal Masters Concert
Friday June 28, 2013 Covenant Presbyterian Church, Madison, WI 8M
Welcome to Brian Wicklund's 1st Annual Fiddle Pal Camp in Madison, Wisconsin for four days of instruction and fun. Brian has hand picked an national 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, jazz, Appalachian, Irish, and blues for fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass. 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: June 25-28, 2013 Tuesday-Friday 9:00AM-4PM
Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 South Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53705
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
Shauncey Ali (Madison, WI) is a classically trained violist who discovered fiddling as an adult. He currently performs with Graminy (class-grass), the Old Tin Can String Band and La Boheme String Trio (classical). In addition to a private studio, Shauncey founded and directs MadFiddle, a youth fiddle ensemble in Madison, WI. He is also the creator of Strapsey, offering a colorful line of case straps for stringed instruments.
Matt Combs (Nashville, TN) has worked with some of the best names in country, bluegrass, and old-time music—including John Hartford, Jerry Douglas, Patty Loveless, Suzy Bogguss, Maura O'Connell, John Oates, Mike Snider, Ray Price, Kevin Costner, Charlie Daniels, Jimmy Martin, Marty Stuart, Uncle Josh Graves, Kenny Baker, The Indigo Girls, Norman and Nancy Blake, and Doc Watson. He has also performed with The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Nashville Bluegrass Band, and has played on the Grand Ole Opry over 200 times. He heads the Fiddle Department at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. Matt Combs
Ben Winship (Victor, ID) has performed and taught the mandolin for decades. He can most often be found on stage with Brother Mule (the acoustic power trio with Brian Wicklund) and the Growling Old Men. Over the past 25 years, gigs have taken him everywhere from Hawaii to Shetland, Anchorage to Equator, with appearances along the way at places like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, A Prairie Home Companion and the Vancouver Folk Festival. Ben and Brian Wicklund co-wrote The American Mandolin Method Volume 1 (Volume 2 is due out in 2013). Ben is a brilliant teacher.
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
Kevin Rowe (Riverfalls, WI) Bass. He’s as comfortable in an orchestra as he is in a jazz combo or bluegrass band. He has a degree in music from UW Eau Claire and wows audiences with The Barley Jacks. He’s back for the third year to teach all the right stuff.
Lissa Schneckenberger –Brattleboro, Vermont
Trevor Krieger –Billings, Montana
Megan Gregory –Elizabethton, Tennesee
Randy Sabine –St. Paul, MN
Hannah Kalisch –Farmington, MN
Lauren Rioux –Maine
April Verch –Ontario
Matt Flinner –Nashville, Tennessee
Dave Keenan –Seattle, WA
Jeff Troxel –Cody, Wyoming
Bill Cagley –St. Paul, MN
Tony Watt –Boston, MA
Ari Friedman –Boston, MA
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, all lunches and 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 at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, UW Campus
Friday: Student/ Staff Concert
Two snacks will be provided each day. Students will provide their own lunch.
Email at martybutton "at" mac.com or call Marty at 651-275-0171