Old School Bluegrass Camp 2018

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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our 4th Old School Bluegrass Camp 2018!  Camp will run from Sunday July 1st to Friday July 6th.

As usual, we have all the bluegrass A-listers as instructors.  Most of the Foggy Hogtown Boys will be here, as will Joey Wright teaching guitar, and Mike Mezzatesta on mandolin.  The very talented Kristine Schmitt will be teaching vocals, and our beloved Ivan Rosenberg will be working the slow jams, and coordinating all our evening concerts featuring the music of bluegrass legends.

We will also have new, classic, country concerts featuring your instructors and special guests.  All this live music is just an extra exclusive perk of being a camper!

We have a few new workshops next year including songwriting and bluegrass karaoke, plus a little square dancing thrown in for fun. We did the 2 and 3 chords songs workshop last year but are adding a second by popular demand.  It’s hard to imagine we could cram in more fun after the last few years, but by jove I think we’ve done it!

We would love for you to join us next July!  We are already half full as there is early registration for our wonderful alumni.  So don’t delay, and sign up right here!

 

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A Few Spots Left

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We are very excited about our 3rd annual Old School Bluegrass Camp!  Only 55 days until our first day of camp 2017.  As per usual, we have an amazing lineup of instructors this year.  The whole cast of the Foggy Hogtown Boys will be here, in addition to the awesome Adam Shier and the fabulous Kristine Schmitt.

Although Kristine has been with us each and every year, this year she is our vocals instructor.  Our campers have been asking for more vocals training, and we just had to listen to them.  Kristine is a power house on stage and comes with a wealth of knowledge about singing bluegrass and training your voice.  Last year she organized our bluegrass choir and private vocal lessons at camp.  We also had a singing parade around our school.  I can’t wait for what she has in store for us this year.

If you are thinking about joining us for our Old School Bluegrass Camp, don’t hesitate! We are already 80% full.  There are spots left in each instrument category but not many.

Sign up here, and see for yourself what all the fun is about!  It really will be one of the best weeks of your 2017!

Old School Bluegrass Camp 2016!

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It is getting down to crunch time!  Only six more weeks to go.  If you love bluegrass, and play an instrument, you need to get over here for July 3-8th.  We have the best instructors a camp can offer.  Check out this list:  Sam Allison, the whole entire Slocan Ramblers band, ya you heard me, Ivan Rosenberg, and Ben Plotnik!

Spots are filling up fast but we still have some room.  Those mandolin players were highly organized this year.  There are no spots left for mandolin for 2016 but we still room for clawhammer banjo, bluegrass banjo, stand up bass, fiddle and flat pickin guitar.

Don’t delay!  Register here.

Old School Bluegrass Camp 2016

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It’s all coming together.  It is still March and we are already half way full for our Old School Bluegrass Camp 2016.  Last year was such a musical blast that we can’t wait until this year’s camp!

We have a fabulous line up of instructors from Ben Plotnik, Ivan Rosenberg and Sam Allison to the whole Slocan Ramblers band.  Most of these talented musicians are teaching workshops across Canada this summer, and Old School Bluegrass Camp students can study with them right here in Ontario! Plus campers get a one on one session with their instructor.  That is unheard of at most musical camps.

If you would like to come out and play some bluegrass, meet other musicians, learn to play in a bluegrass band, and generally have an awesome musical time in Prince Edward County at my house, then sign up here.  Spots are limited, so don’t delay!

See you in July!

Old School Bluegrass Camp – Just in time for the Holidays

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All the rumours are true!  We are running our Old School Bluegrass Camp again in 2016.  It was simply so fantastic last year that we decided we couldn’t live without all that musical fun this summer.  To shake it up a little we have some new and returning instructors.  All of them are the best of the best in what they do.

Registration is now open!  Come be apart of the bluegrass magic this July in Milford.  We make a great gift for the holidays.

Check us out at OldSchoolBluegrassCamp for more details.

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It has been crazy busy around here the last few weeks.  Our Old School Bluegrass Camp wrapped up a week ago.  It was a magical week with music in the halls, in the field, in the library, and under the trees.  Every night we were entertained and amazed by the talent on stage by both the professional musicians and our campers.  We were so lucky to have had such an awesome group of people come together for these five days.  We ate well, and stayed up too late, made new friends, sang, danced, and played a whole lot of music.   It really was a privilege to host such a fantastic event.

There were a few bumps in the road in June, but luckily it all got sorted just in time.  You can read all about it in The Wellington Times article.

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And here is a little more reading about The Old School Bluegrass Camp.

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We are already excited about next year.

Old School Bluegrass Camp

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Our Old School Bluegrass Camp is coming up on July 5th, and we are seriously stoked for it.  It is going to be a fabulous week filled with excellent musicians, both seasoned and fresh, great food, toe tapping non stop music, and most important a whole lot of fun!

If you have been thinking about signing up, this is the week to do it.  If you sign up before Sunday June 7th, you will receive a free bonus class with our in house luthier Luke Mercier!  Now you don’t get that everyday, now do you?

So don’t delay, put that banjo/stand up bass/mandolin/fiddle/guitar down for two minutes and sign up!  Let me link you up:

Register here

See you at camp!