Thursday, 2 February 2012

Sore Fingers 2012: 9-13 April

John Wirtz of the Sore Fingers Summer School, Europe's premier instruction camp for the instruments of bluegrass and old-time music, announces:

Sore Fingers Week takes place at the usual location, Kingham Hill School near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, 9-13 April 2012, and promises to be another classic event with a stellar line up of bluegrass tutors and old-time tutors. The bluegrass classes are bursting at the seams. We have three bluegrass banjo classes with Richard Bailey, Danny Barnes, and Richard Collins!

With the old-time classes - Erynn Marshall (above left; fiddle) and Carl Jones (above right; banjo) - not enough people are booking up to make these courses pay. Surprisingly, Carl’s course still has a lot of vacancies. Erynn’s class is looking reasonable, but five or six more students would certainly give it a boost.

So, if you are intending to get up to Kingham this year, we look forward to receiving your booking form. And if you’ve never been before, you should give it a try. It’s probably one of the nicest musical experiences you will have.

Full details are on the website. Hope to see many of you at Sore Fingers Week 2012.