Thursday, 19 November 2009

La Fuente de Musica in Spain, 2010

Following the 'wonderfully successful and fabulously fun' old-time music weeks in Andalucia of the past three years, Kate Lissauer is pleased to announce that:

Spainmusic Old-Time weeks (La Fuente de Musica!) are happening again, as follows:
Saturday through Saturday, 24 April-1 May 2010
Sunday through Sunday, 2-9 May 2010
Saturday through Saturday, 2-9 October 2010

Dave Bing will be our leader for each of the first two weeks, teaching fiddle and banjo along with his faithful assistant Kate Lissauer, OR, if enrollment is sufficient, he will be joined by his brother Tim Bing.

Beverly Smith and Carl Jones will return for the October week.

It would help greatly in the planning if people enroll early. Return participants in particular should let Kate know of their intentions as soon as possible.

The residential weeks are held in a beautiful and remote part of mountainous southeastern Spain, near the village of El Fonte, Sorbas, an hour’s drive north of Almeria. The site is self-contained, all meals are provided and rooms are shared with one or two other people. Double rooms for couples are available. Non-playing spouses, friends and family members are welcome but they must charge the same fee to everyone. £475 per person, £240 per child 14 or under, and £375 for participants who are camping on site.

There is plenty to do in the area and nearby, including sightseeing in the national park, visits to beaches, rock climbing, hill walking, and visits to Granada or other places of cultural interest. (Although they have found in the past that no one particularly wants to go anywhere else once they have arrived!) Room, full board, tuition and use of all facilities, including a 20-meter swimming pool, are included in the price. Participants must provide their own transportation, and Kate can help and advise with that, and can arrange transport from Almeria airport, which can normally be shared with other participants.

A deposit of £100 will secure a place on the course. For more information, please e-mail Kate Lissauer.