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Back from Camp
Great time with the grands and a new bunch of awesome fiddle folk!
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Mimi Aysha

July 15, 2019 - 12:57 pm
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Back from fiddle camp, took the grands, we all had a blast.

Met some old fiddle greats....it was back to back lessons from 5-7 teachers rotating in our adults class. Played around 20 songs through the week, heard some wonderful old funny stories, learnt all kinds of bowing, harmonizing, etc...and a bunch of impromptu mini concerts in class. This was one of them, Gardenia Waltz with Marty and Randy Elmore....

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There were concerts and jams every night, ending with a collective one with all the students playing several songs along with their class....

66726356_2291430040976032_4862385703331299328_n.jpgImage EnlargerOur class on stage...was a nervous wreck, my hubby shoved me up there....I'm sure I messed up...they put us on first and worked up to the advanced teenagers....so hopefully everyone forgot about us by the end of the evening!

...overall a great experience. Can't wait for next year!

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July 15, 2019 - 1:08 pm
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That sounds fun!!!  Lots of fiddles!!

- Pete -

Stroudsburg, PA
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July 15, 2019 - 1:45 pm
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Sounds like that was a lot of fun and a lot of learning! It must have been a fantastic experience.



July 15, 2019 - 2:20 pm
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Looks like fun!  What camp did you attend?  

Mimi Aysha

July 15, 2019 - 3:24 pm
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Elmore Fiddle Camp in Glenrose, TX - mon through fri

Been to a couple small 1-2 day camps as we live in Texas and there seems to be a ton locally - but never really experienced one like this - fun but intensive learning. Split classes - kids, teens and adults. Easy, inter and advanced.

Randy and Marty Elmore, Valerie Ryals, Wes Westmoreland and a few others are all childhood friends, they started the camp about 20 years ago, I guess have a little name for themselves in the area....I had never heard of any of them. About 100 in attendance, with 25+ teachers for guitar and fiddle. Classes had around 8-10 peeps in each....7 hours day learning, 2 hour concert every night featuring several instructors, and a couple of the classes and then limitless jamming.

I am going to try and apply it to the classical side of things now I'm back, as I can never quite get to speed, it was an amazing learning curve...cheerleader


July 15, 2019 - 6:20 pm
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These sound like loads of fun.  I think I'm gonna shoot for one later this year thats more local.  I've done 1 geared for guitar and mandolin but not anything fiddle related yet. 

Ahh yes speed..a most elusive creature! I feel like ive been stuck in 1st gear the whole time Ive had a fiddle.  I feel your pain.

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July 16, 2019 - 10:28 am
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Thanks for sharing and welcome back!!!

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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July 16, 2019 - 11:34 am
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How fun! That would be a lot of fun going to with a huge learning curve. Kudos for you to have the drive and going to these.

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