Floating Bridge Music Camp
FLOATING BRIDGE PRESENTS:
FRENCH AND BRETON DANCE MUSIC WEEKEND, May 27-29, 2016
Started in 2004, the Floating Bridge Music Camp has been at its present location since 2006, on the eastern shore of Newfound Lake, between Bristol and Plymouth, New Hampshire. Many of last year’s staff will be returning from France and we’ll have the addition of some new instructors.These four world class musicians (bagpipes, fiddle, chromatic button accordion, flute, guitar and voice) will be on hand to teach dance music from two regions, Brittany, in the Northwest, and Auvergne, in Central France. Classes will focus on repertoire, technique and style. New this spring: dance instruction by Werner Cuesters from Belgium, by way of Rochester, NY. The weekend will include jam sessions led by instructors, classes in instrument technique and repertoire, a staff concert, singing and dance instruction. Meals will include dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday & Sunday. For non-musical activity, there is a dock for easy lake access, a sauna, and a boat ramp. There is also great hiking across the lake on Mt. Cardigan and many smaller back roads for bicycling.
CD release: The Grinding Stone
With superb help from Owen Marshall on bouzouki & guitar, Corey Dimario on bass and Anna Patton on clarinet, The Grinding Stone, my latest recording, is available for purchase….there are 12 tracks in all, including slow and fast reels, jigs, waltzes, marches, two pieces in 5/4, and one slow air; all except two of the tunes are original compositions. You can order the CD here.