We are well into the planning for our 2022 Festival and we have some terrific performers who have applied to play. Announcements about them will be happening as they are confirmed. Applications to play this year are closing soon but if you are keen, we will keep looking at any which come into us before July 30.
Wirrina Music Camp 2022
We have some exciting news for you—this year we will be running a three day music camp at Wirrina prior to the Festival!
The camp will feature group tuition and activities over the three days. At the core of the camp will be workshops and tuition run by the American trio Smith Allen & Peterson. Beverly Smith, Kellie Allen, and Pete Peterson, award-winning players of Old-Time Music, have combined their talents to visit us in Australia. Beverly (fiddle, guitar, mandolin), Kellie (guitar, bass, mandolin) & Pete (banjo, guitar, autoharp) will spend a month or so travelling on the East Coast before coming to South Australia. They all have extensive teaching experience in the USA, where music camps are very popular.
Other tutors likely to be engaged if we get enough committed numbers—subject to demand. We hope to cover the range of string band instruments and multiple styles to have something for everyone. The workshops will include instrument-specific instruction to help you improve your playing, as well as some ‘themed’ classes (e.g., Carter Family style), and a class in songwriting.
CAMP DATES: Tuesday Nov 22 to Thursday Nov 24 (arrive Monday 21for those staying on site).
LOCATION: Wirrina Cove Holiday Park (same as festival). Camping (powered/unpowered) and some cabins available; resort rooms up the hill if you prefer hotel-style accommodation.
COST: $280 which covers all group tuition and activities over the 3 days. That’s less than $50 per half day (or lesson). Accommodation is to be booked separately. Catered dinners be available at extra cost with more information closer to time.
WE ARE TAKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW: Please email [email protected] to put your name down. Tell us what instrument(s) you play and approximate ability/experience. Make sure you write ‘Camp’ in the subject line!
CUT OFF DATE for withdrawal and payment due in full by the end of September. (We need to assure our tutors that they will be paid!)
MORE INFORMATION will be coming out regarding payments and details of program over the next few weeks, but if you’re interested in attending, please check your calendars now.
Wirrina Music Camp Tickets now available
Please email [email protected] to register your interest. To pay your $50 nonrefundable deposit or purchase tickets go to: