Wednesday, 30 June 2010

21st Summer Bluegrass Music Workshop at Hustopeče u Brna, 8-14 Aug. 2010

Thanks to Lilly Pavlak, who forwards the following information on the 21st Summer Bluegrass Music Workshop at Hustopeče u Brna (Moravia, CZ), 8-14 Aug. 2010:

Dear friends,

As you know, we prepare summer bluegrass music workshop – as usual during the second week of August, in Hustopeče, a small town of south Moravia, about 30 km from Brno (you can use public transport or, travelling by car, highway direction 'Bratislava-Wien', exit 'Hustopeče').

The stage will take five days full of an intensive work (about 5-6 hours in the class daily). We'll try not only to teach and promote the flatpicking styles, but also to enjoy the experience of playing in the band. Total beginners are not excluded! Our teachers you can remember from the best Czech, Slovak, and Moravian bluegrass music groups – SK band, Druha Trava, and Poutnici, most of them can speak English (the basic language of the lessons is of course Czech, but don´t be afraid, not only teachers, most of the students can speak English, too).

Some other activities are planned (jam sessions, little explication of basic repairing the music instruments, audio- and video showcase of American bluegrass music news etc.). The workshop will be concluded by a big music party (our own little music festival) for ourselves, our parents, and our guests on Friday night.

The price (260 euro) includes the cost of the stage, accommodation (rooms with 2 or 4 beds in a nice hostel in opposite of 'our' school) and food (three times daily).

Subscriptions (cancelling up) by application (or by e-mail) before the 31st July. Payment after arrive.

We´ll start on Sunday 8th August from 3 p.m. (nobody will be in the hostel before 3 – coming soon, you can visit a fantastic swimming pool about 300m from our school) in Hustopeče, hostel 'Stávek' on Komenského Street (in opposite of the basic school – if you would need, I will help you by phone). The first lessons will start from Monday morning at school.

We are looking forward to you and members of your band!

Helena B.