Musicians spend weekend learning their instruments
Musicians will descend on St. Peter’s in early June for the sixth annual Music Camp on the Canal.
The weekend event will feature music workshops, jam sessions, food and a concert featuring some of Cape Breton’s top teachers and performers. This event attracts a growing legion of traditional music enthusiasts from around the Maritimes, New England, Ontario, Quebec, and even Europe.
“We have a core of top-notch Cape Breton players who are excellent workshop leaders,” said camp director Greg Silver. “(People like) Scott Macmillan, Roger Stone, Colin Grant, Allie Bennett, Darren McMullen, Richard Wood, Rachel Davis, Kelli Trottier, Squeezy Bob Woodley– and others – who have been teaching the small format workshops here for a few years. Each year we change it up and add something new. This year we’re delighted to have Keith Mullins join the faculty to teach songwriting, harmonica and percussion workshops.”
The camp features band lab, where new combos are created on Friday night and coached by resident pro players through the weekend, to perform at the closing showcase on Sunday. This experience is for anyone who wants a taste of playing in a band.
Registration for the full weekend, including five workshops, jams, concert, two lunches and a supper is $250. For those who just want to take a particular workshop, individual workshops are $40. Tickets to the Saturday night All Star concert featuring the full faculty are $20 in advance.
Detailed information, registration and advance concert tickets are available on line at www.kitchenrackets.org
Shown here are many of the participants who attended last years All Star Music Camp.