Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Sore Fingers October Weekend, 23-25 Oct. 2009: update

Plans are being finalised for the Sore Fingers 2009 October Weekend, which takes place at Kingham Hill School, near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, England, from Friday 23 October to Sunday 25 October.

The weekend course offers the same classes as the main Easter event (depending on demand), allowing people to try out the experience over a shorter period. Currently, places are available on all courses, shown below with their tutors:

Old-time banjo Bill Whelan
Old-time fiddle Jock Tildesley
Autoharp June Maugery
Banjo Howard Burton
Guitar Jason Titley
Mandolin Percy Copley
Fiddle Greg Smith
Singing Gary and Sherryl Payne
Dobro Bill Dalton with Pete Wraith
Bass Richard Partridge [through an oversight, this was omitted from the post when first published]

More information about the courses can be found here.

Sore Fingers Summer Schools is Europe's leading organisation for bluegrass and old-time music camps, offering world-class tuition for all the instruments played in bluegrass as well as old-time fiddle and banjo, autoharp, and singing. Next year’s Summer Schools take place Monday 5 April-Friday 9 April 2010. The full text of this press release can be read here.