Friday, 21 January 2011

Old-time music camp in Andalusia, 30 Apr.-7 May 2011

From 30 April to 7 May 2011 Dave Bing and Kate Lissauer teach and host a week-long gathering dedicated to old-time music workshops and intensive fun at La Fuente de Musica, in Andalusia, Spain.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for an intimate gathering with the purpose of sharing and learning with two delightful and generous teachers, superb food, unmitigated natural beauty, and a great swimming pool. Make new friends, meet up with old ones, and explore the wonders of music through your own development and through playing with others.

The residential week is held in a beautiful and remote part of mountainous south-eastern Spain, an hour's drive north of Almeria. The site is self-contained, all meals are provided, and graceful, comfortable rooms are shared among two to four people. Double rooms for couples are available. Non-playing spouses, friends, and family members are welcome, but we must charge the same fee to everyone: £500 per person, £250 per child 14 or under, and £450 for participants who are camping on site. (Tents, bed, and bedding provided.)

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 we 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 we 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.

Please contact Kate by e-mail for more information. Here you will find some information and a gallery of photographs from La Fuente.