Floating Bridge Music Camp Newfound Lake, NH

Floating Bridge Music Camp

September 17-19, 2010

Rodney Miller (fiddle), David Surette (guitar, mandolin), Susie Burke
(vocals, beg. guitar) and Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano)

Contact: 802-765-9904 or jeremiah@sover.net

The staff:
Rodney Miller was designated a “Master Fiddler” in 1983 by the
National Endowment for the Arts. He is widely considered to be the
foremost exponent of New England style fiddling, a uniquely American
blend of French Canadian and Celtic influences. Over the past 35
years, he has toured the U.S., British Isles, Australia and Denmark,
performed and taught at hundreds of music and dance festivals, and
recorded over ten fiddle albums.

One of New England’s finest celtic guitarists, David Surette is
equally at home on the mandolin and bouzouki. He is head of the folk
department at the Concord, N.H. Community Music School and has also
taught at the Augusta Heritage Festival, The Swannanoa Gathering (NC)
and Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School in California.

Jeremiah McLane will teach accordion and piano players both melody and
accompaniment.. He has been on staff at numerous music programs
throughout the country including The Augusta Heritage Arts Center, The
Swananoah Gathering, Ashokan Fiddle & Dance, The John C. Campbell Folk
School, and Centrum’s American Festival of Fiddle Tunes. He teaches
world music and jazz studies at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Susie Burke is a singer with a truly magical voice and she will be
teaching from her huge repertoire of gorgeous songs. She will also be
working with beginning guitar students, and will lead the Sunday
morning sing.

The location:
Pasquaney Lodge is on the shore of Newfound Lake, between Bristol and
Plymouth New Hampshire. The facility includes three main buildings, a
boat house, tennis courts, a sauna, a dock, canoes, and a wonderful
porch for relaxing and jamming.

The schedule:
Friday evening after dinner there will be a short orientation meeting,
followed by a staff concert, and then jam sessions led by staff
members. Saturday morning workshops will be separated by instrument,
and Saturday afternoon workshops will be geared toward a particular
style or repertoire and you can go to whatever workshop you’re
interested in. After dinner on Saturday there will be the camp
cabaret which will be a chance for campers to perform. Sunday morning
we’ll have a singing session with the entire camp followed by a final
workshop. Camp ends after lunch. Meals include dinner on Friday and
Saturday nights, breakfast and lunch on Saturday & Sunday.

The cost:
$250 per person includes five meals, housing and all instructional
materials. Reduced Rates: $225 per person includes meals, instruction,
and dormitory-style housing or campsite. $190 per person for day use
only (meals and instruction)


To register, send a check for $250 payable to Jeremiah McLane by
August 30th to: Carol Delaney, 1130 Sanders Circle, Montpelier, VT 05602