It's A Wrap!
Our 2013 Retreat Is Over!
What a great event it turned out to be - worthy of our tenth year celebration! Thanks to all of you who came! It was meaningful and memorable in so many ways, and the stories that participants have shared with us already are wonderful to hear. The work on our 2014 event has now begun, and we're excited about returning to the recently improved Camp Hoblitzelle. Stay tuned for details as we finalize our preparations, and keep learning and playing the music we love!.
Mark Your Calendars for October 24-26, 2014 in Midlothian, Texas!
Here is our "First Ten Years" celebration video.
Our 2013 Instructors
Myron Bretholz – Bodhran; Pat Broaders – Bouzouki; Patty Furlong – Button Accordion (B/C & C#/D); Florence Fahy – Anglo Concertina; Daire Bracken – Fiddle; Liz Knowles – Fiddle; Brendan Mulvihill – Fiddle; Patrick Ourceau – Fiddle; Laura Flanagan and Chris Buckley – Irish Fiddle Fundamentals; John Skelton – Flute; Josh Dukes – Guitar (DADGAD); Jeff Moore – Irish Guitar Fundamentals; Eileen Gannon – Harp; Rebekah Passmore – Irish Harp Fundamentals ; Marla Fibish – Mandolin; Jimmy Keane – Piano Accordion; Cathie Ryan – Singing; Kieran Hanrahan – Tenor Banjo; Jonathan Milton – Irish Tinwhistle/Flute Fundamentals; Kierann O’Hare – Uilleann Pipes.
Our Workshop Presenters
Kevin Alewine -- Learning by Ear; Denice Brown -- Gaelic Speaking 101 AND Beginning Gaelic Singing; Chris Buckley – Irish Tunes Played Up to Speed; Donna Fitch – Tracing Irish Songs in America; Laura Flanagan – Irish Tunes Played Slow; Ken Fleming -- Irish Tunes Played Slow; Susan & Michael Harrison -- Ceili Dancing Workshop; David Mehalko – Introduction to Irish Fiddle for Classical Violinists; Dirk Mewes – Uilleann Pipe Reed Making; Jonathan Milton – Advanced Tinwhistle Techiques; Jeff Moore – Advanced Fingerpicking Techniques; Linda Relph -- Irish Tunes Played Up to Speed; Rick Roberts -- Intro to Music Theory for Irish Players.
Special Thanks to our 2013 Donors!
2013 Major Sponsors
Southwest Celtic Music Association
Trinity Hall Pub & Restaurant
Managing to Excellence Corporation
2013 Key Sponsors
Fiddler's Green Music Shop
2013 conTRIBUTING SPONSORs
Therese Honey & Larry Mallette
2013 Retreat Partners
Tim Kennedy, Willow Dalehite, John McGuire, Mimi Rogers, Rebekah Passmore, Abbey Magill, Shannon McCauley, David and Grace Lovrien, Paul Dryer, Albert Alfonso, Peggy Fleming, Tom Roberts
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