Tuesday, 28 June 2011

22nd Summer Bluegrass Music Workshop, Hustopeče u Brna (CZ), 14–20 Aug. 2011

Thanks to Lilly Pavlak, who forwards information on the 22nd Summer Bluegrass Music Workshop, held as usual during the third week of August, in Hustopeče, about 30 km from Brno in the Czech Republic.

Total beginners are welcome to the course, which offers five intensive days of 5–6 hours class work daily, with emphasis on enjoying the band experience as well as individual playing. The teachers come from the best Czech, Slovak, and Moravian bluegrass bands. Although lessons are basically in Czech, the teachers (and most of the students) also speak English.

Other activities include jam sessions, talks on instrument repair, audio and video showcase of American bluegrass music news, and finally a big music party for teachers, students, families, and friends on Friday night.

The price (approx. €260) includes the cost of the stage, accommodation, and three meals daily. A downloadable application form is on the website. Applications should be sent in before 10 July, with payment after arrival. For more information, visit the Workshop website or e-mail.