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Miles of Music Boston Winter House Camp is a 2-day workshop exploring traditional Celtic and old-time music, modern songwriting & how they work together. We’d love to have you join us! Come learn fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, singing (lead and harmony) and songwriting. Additional instrument classes may be added based on camper interest. We will offer classes on ensemble playing, tips for learning by ear, songs, tunes and more.
A lovely private home (built 1852) in East Boston, MA. (We’ll give you the address when you register!)
$200/person includes all classes, evening activities, meals, snacks & unlimited coffee & tea!
We have a limited number of half-price spots for campers who would like to trade 5 hours of work for a $100 discount. Jobs allocated on a first-come/first-serve basis and could include help with setup, cleanup, meal prep or other chores. Email email@example.com and let us know that you are interested in receiving a Work/Trade Scholarship application. (Please do not register here at this time. We'll have folks who receive the Work/Trade Scholarship register on a separate form.) THANK YOU for your help!
We are happy to issue full refunds on cancelled reservations through January 31, 2015. As of February 1, 2015, no refunds will be issued.
THE TEACHING TEAM:
Laura Cortese — Celtic fiddle, songwriting, singing while fiddling
The past two years have found Laura in creative overdrive, touring the world with her own band, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. Her highly visible work as a supporting musician (on fiddle, vocals, and bass) includes appearances with Uncle Earl, Tao Seeger, Band of Horses, and as part of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. Laura is is a founding Co-Director of Miles of Music Camp and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. She teaches fiddle and singing workshops and private lessons internationally at Newcastle University in England, University of Limerick in Ireland and many summer fiddle camps. thisislauracortese.com
Kristin Andreassen — songwriting, guitar, dance
Kristin Andreassen toured the world with Uncle Earl, Sometymes Why and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble before embarking on her solo career as a singer of her own songs. You might have heard her song “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color For Your Eyes” on A Prairie Home Companion or in a school choir recital near you. Kristin is a founding Co-Director of Miles of Music Camp. kristinandreassen.com
Aoife O’Donovan — singing
Best known for her work in the alt-bluegrass group Crooked Still and the genre defying Goat Rodeo Sessions, singer Aoife O'Donovan has been busy making a name for herself since 2001. Called "a vocalist of unerring instinct" by the New York Times, Aoife has collaborated with some of the most eminent names across roots, classical, bluegrass, and jazz, from Alison Krauss and Chris Thile, to Yo-Yo Ma and Dave Douglas. She’s also a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With the release of Fossils (Yep Roc, 2013), Aoife has delivered a carefully crafted batch of 10 original songs, at once familiar and rustic, thanks to glimmering production by Tucker Martine. With interest now high on both sides of the Atlantic, she continues to tour in support of Fossils, hitting major festivals worldwide, while she quietly works on new material and drinks copious amounts of coffee at home in Brooklyn, New York. aoifeodonovan.com
Flynn Cohen — guitar, mandolin
Flynn Cohen travels around the country as guitar and mandolin player with the band Annalivia. He specializes in Irish Traditional Music and bluegrass and has spent most of his adult life as accompanist for accordion legend John Whelan, among other fabulous trad musicians. Flynn has also taught private lessons and music nerd classes at Bridgewater State University and Keene State College. flynncohen.net
Lukas Pool — banjo
Lukas Pool can best be described as a true banjoist with virtuosic abilities in clawhammer, three finger banjo styles and easily adapts to any genre and groove. He attended Berklee College of Music on scholarship graduating in 2012 and has studied under and has been influenced by such greats as Matt Glaser, Darol Anger, John McGann, Dave Hollender, Bruce Molsky, Noam Pikelny, Tony Triska, and Jens Kruger. Lukas Pool’s music background began as a boy growing up in the “Folk Music Capital of the World”, Mountain View, Arkansas where he jammed with local old time and bluegrass musicians and performed in area stage shows. He is a two time National Old-time Banjo Champion and has won or placed in many other contests. lukaspool.com
Jess McIntosh — ensemble coach, fiddle
Jess McIntosh is a multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and Wisconsin native. Following 15 years of classical training as a violinist, she earned a degree in Bluegrass and Appalachian Studies from East Tennessee State University. Jess has performed throughout the United States in orchestral, chamber, and old time settings on banjo, guitar, fiddle and voice. She teaches fiddle at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music and appears as a guest artist at camps like Augusta Heritage Center’s Old Time and Dance Week. jessmcintosh.com
Emily Mure — guitar, songwriting
Emily Mure is a New York City native and classically informed singer-songwriter. She was an emerging artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, a Telluride Bluegrass Troubadour and has shared the stage with the likes of Kim Richey, The Duhks, Kath Bloom, Kris Delmhorst, and many more. Recently relocating to Boston, Emily spends her time teaching, touring and hosting songwriting workshops in Universities and High Schools around the Northeast. emilymure.com
Friday, February 6
6:30pm-10pm – Potluck, Registration, Instructors concert & Jam.
Late Night – Afterparty info TBA.
Saturday, February 7
9:30am-5pm – Orientation followed by workshops (buffet lunch served).
6-10pm – Banquet-style dinner followed by a camper concert in the living room.
Late Night – Afterparty info TBA.
Sunday, February 8
9:30am-2pm – Workshops followed by camper jam (light snack and tea)
3pm – The Revelers concert at Club Passim
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ATTEND OUR OTHER MILES OF MUSIC CAMPS!
Brooklyn House Camp: February 27 - March 1, 2015
Summer Camp at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire: June 13-19, 2015
*Registrations will open soon for all 2015 camps. Stay tuned!
When & Where
Miles of Music Camp
Laura Cortese & Kristin Andreassen founded this unique camp to bring together staff and students interested in creativity and an exchange of ideas within a diverse musical community. With backgrounds ranging from indie rock to traditional fiddle & dance music, our instructors are professional songwriters and instrumentalists who are excited to share their skills and experiences. For more information, visit milesofmusiccamp.com and find us on Facebook and Twitter.