Wirrina Music Camp

The 2023 Wirrina Music Camp will be held in the three days leading up to the Festival

Arrive on site any time from Saturday November 18The camp program will run from Tuesday November 21 until late afternoon on Thursday 24.

What to expect

Three days of musical fun and learning! The inaugural music camp in 2022 was a great success and a perfect way to lead into the Festival. Classes are generally pitched towards players with at least a basic knowledge of their instrument. More experienced players will also have plenty of opportunities to learn and increase their skills. Join in classes with a fantastic range of experienced tutors. These include:

Paul Cooper (Bluegrass Banjo)
Andrew Clermont (Mandolin + various other exciting things!)
Sally Carter (Ukulele)
Gleny Rae (Fiddle + vocals)
Tony O’Rourke (Guitar)

Classes will start at approximately 9am (TBC) on Tuesday. Friday daytime is unscheduled, leaving the site free for the festival crew to prepare for evening concerts.

Daytime is for classes; evenings will have space and time available for private jams as well as a large group session, and may also contain some ‘extra’ tutorials according to demand. Classes will be held primarily in the marquees, plus our usual workshop space in the historic woolshed on site.

Some classes have a size limit; depending on enrolment numbers we may have to either limit numbers or form another class, so please do book soon.

Accessibility is limited and variable on site. Please be aware the premises were built 50 years ago. Do let us know if you have disability access needs and we will do what we can, according to available resources.

For enquiries, or to register interest or arrange payment, please email us: [email protected]

Fees and Payment

The full cost of tuition/activities this year is $285. 

This covers all activities on site but you are responsible for your own accommodation and meals.
Please pay the non refundable deposit of $50 to secure your place ASAP.

Payment is by bank deposit this year. We can arrange this by email. If you are unable to do this, please TEXT 0428 263 795 (or leave a message on the answering service and you can be called back).


To camp on site, please book on line at www.wirrinacoveholidaypark.com.au – There are plenty of powered campsites, as well as many acres of unpowered campsites and bush camping.

Other accommodation: You can check through Yankalilla visitor information centre, local Real Estate agents for holiday rentals, and there are a few options nearby through airbnb.

What to pack?

  • Your instrument(s)
  • Accessories e.g., spare strings/picks, rosin, etc.
  • Electronic tuner – please tune before your classes
  • Pen and notebook
  • Drink bottle
  • Clothes for warm days and cool nights (the weather can be varied)
  • Food
  • Camping gear

We do not provide any instrument storage. You are responsible for your belongings while you are on site. If you are bringing a child, you are responsible for their belongings and participation.

See you there!!


The tutors

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper—Banjo

Andrew Clermont

Andrew Clermont

Sally Carter

Sally Carter

Gleny Rae

Gleny Rae

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