Redwood Music Camp is a three-day weekend music camp experience for adults, with a focus on Celtic music. Faculty members include the members of Molly’s Revenge and The Fire. For 2018, we’ll be at a new location: Camp Harmon in Boulder Creek, California (about an hour and a half from the Bay Area). The site features large, well-lighted cabins in the redwoods. Each cabin has its own bathroom, and shower facilities are a short walk away. The woodland setting has multiple venues for practice, a large dining hall for jamming and concerts, and room for small tents, RVs, and parking.
Musical styles of camp workshops range from Irish and Scottish to American traditional, but with a strong focus on Celtic. Participants get the full music immersion experience of learning in small workshop settings in the morning and early afternoon, and sessions bringing it all together in the late afternoon and evening, plus lots of informal jamming. Perfect for experienced players who want to up their game, or those who have been meaning to get that fiddle out of the closet. All levels welcome, but players should be at least mildly proficient! Open to players of fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, recorder, oboe, harp, guitar, dulcimer, accordion, percussion, banjo, mandolin, keyboards, and more! Other activities include singing, dancing, swimming, crafts, hiking, and bamboo flute making.
Tuition is $385, and includes three nights of lodging, with all meals included from dinner on Friday to lunch on Monday. This year a day rate of $75 will be offered once the class schedule is posted; day rate participants will join us for lunch and dinner, but no overnight lodging will be provided.
So far, faculty include David Brewer, winds; John Weed and Rebecca Lomnicky, fiddles; Stuart Mason, guitar; Jesse Autumn, harp and piano; Shelley Phillips, ukulele and shape note singing; Rachel Goodman, songs and songwriting, with more faculty to be listed soon!