About Falcon Lake Fiddle Camp
The third annual Falcon Lake Fiddle Camp is being hosted by Falcon Trails Resort in Manitoba's gorgeous Whiteshell Provincial Park.
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This year, we are featuring the rich musical traditions of Manitoba. We have brought together some of the best players and teachers our province has to offer to share their favourite home-grown fiddle & guitar tunes. Participants will also learn Métis jigging and regional square dances with Dean Davis, and will have the opportunity to tell their own stories through song with Raine Hamilton.
Starting with a jam on Friday evening, the weekend will include two full days of fiddle, guitar, and dance instruction with some of North America's finest players and teachers, an instructor concert, square dance, and some time to make new friends and enjoy nature. Bring your whole family; those who are not musicians can enjoy the many hiking trails, canoeing, fishing, or simply relax in a hot tub and then wander down to the Ski Chalet for our fantastic Saturday evening concert and square dance. The camp will wrap up Sunday afternoon with a student concert and homemade pie, leaving plenty of time to get home for supper.
A huge thank you to Falcon Trails resort for sponsoring this event!
Who can participate?
We welcome musicians of all ages and playing abilities. However, we do have a few basic requirements:
Fiddle Players: Beginner fiddle players should have a minimum of one year's playing experience. If you can play Boil them Cabbages and/or Liza Jane comfortably at an upbeat tempo, then you are good to go.
Guitar Players: Beginner guitar players should also have a minimum of one year's playing experience. If you can chord along to simple tunes, then you are good to go.
accommodations ARE SOLD OUT FOR 2018
We have limited camping spaces available on site (no hook-ups), or you can book other accommodations in the area. We particularly recommend the Falcon Beach Ranch, located just 20 minutes down the road from Falcon Lake Fiddle Camp.
(We have 7 lake-front cabins reserved for participants at Falcon Trails Resort. Each cabin has two queen-sized beds and one twin bed, with a shared kitchen and living room area. Participants coming solo can choose a single-occupancy twin bed, while couples and family members can save money by sharing a queen. Families and friends may also choose to fill up an entire cabin and save $50. Space is limited, so make sure you register soon to reserve a spot!
Please note: The lake-front cabins will also be used as teaching spaces during the day, from 9:00-11:45am and 1:00-2:30pm both days. Family members are welcome to stay and listen, hang out in the ski chalet, or enjoy the great outdoors during this time.
We have limited camping spaces available as well. Please contact us if you would prefer to camp, and we can discuss the options.
Participants may also choose to book alternate accommodations around Falcon Lake.)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ameena at firstname.lastname@example.org.