Instruments & Classes

Artists Suggestions

Several Artists have suggested these resources if campers want to start working on their instruments and tunes before camp:

Pete Wernick - Banjo

David Greenberg, Cape Breton Fiddle -  https://www.davidgreenbergviolinist.com/rmfc2021  Password: dg@rfmc2021

 

Ben Cohen, Klezmer Fiddle - pdf

 

Rachel Baiman - Old Time

Beginner:  John Riley The Shepherd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu0aBWpWSZ4

Squirrel Hunters:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojrbbYPC4lY 

Intermediate: 

The Yellow Barber, Ed Haley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDsKWqg7JUg

Winder Slide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piSFb03Bzqs 

Advanced: 

Oh My little Darlin- Mark Shatz and Tim O’Brien (Cross Tuned) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1_SOe_TdpQ

Homer the Roamer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNBZRgZ0O54

 

Arlene Patterson - Scottish Tunes in pdf format

Instruction is offered at all levels, for complete beginners, seasoned professionals, and everyone in between!

 

Irish Fiddle  

Scottish Fiddle

Old Time Fiddle

Cape Breton Fiddle 

Swing Fiddle 

Scruggs Style Banjo

Piano Accompaniment 

Beginning Fiddle – For Those Just Beginning 

Novice Fiddle – For Those With 1-2 Years Practice 

Orchestra, Quartets

All classes are self-selected.  You may take up to six classes per day if you wish, however most campers take 4 or 5 classes per day, so you can schedule some time for rest, practicing, etc.  You can take different classes all week, but it's usually more effective to settle in to the same 3 or 4 classes all week.

Camp Schedule

Sunday, August 1 and 8, is gathering day.  Check-in starts at 4:00 PM.  Dinner is served, followed by Orientation, where the Class Schedule will be distributed and explained.

Monday-Friday - Six classes per day 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM.  Thursday will have shorter classes.

Thursday - The Rocky Mountain Luau followed by Campers' Talent/No Talent night.

Saturday - Camper's Concert all day.  Non-camper friends and relatives are invited.

Evenings Monday-Saturday - Organized jams, Concerts, & Dance until 11:00 PM.  Optional jamming until whenever.  Thursday we'll have the Campers' "Talent/No Talent" show.

Sunday Mornings, August 8 and 15 - Breakfast, say Good-bye to friends old and new, camp is over.  Buses will leave for Denver airport at approximately 8:30 AM.

Bagpipes
Guitar - All Levels
International Fiddle
Klezmer Fiddle
Mandolin
Cello
Sacred Harp Choir (see about it on YouTube)
Bluegrass Band Lab
Hammered Dulcimer
Bodhran