Sep 11, 2018
There are traditional music and dance gatherings for every taste, temperament, and time zone. They’re easy to find on the internet. Also easy to find online: recordings, videos, discussion groups, tune learning apps, information, and community. So why bother with trad camp today? What’s the history on summer schools, and what motivates instructors and students?
Whether you already play the fiddle, or you’ve never had a Stroopwaffel, these chats with Mick Moloney, Kathleen Conneely, Seamus Connolly, Lissa Schneckenburger, Robbie O’Connell, Kevin Crawford, Cecilia Farran, Deirdre Cronin, Fiona Howell, and Brennish Thomson might inspire you to pack your own flashlight and tune notebook. And to find connection, creativity, and community that goes way beyond a few jigs and reels.