Floating Bridge Music Camps
2013 Floating Bridge Music Camp
Four master instructors of Quebecois traditional music will offer classes in fiddle (David Boulanger), accordion (Jeremiah McLane), guitar (Eric Beaudry), and piano (Rachel Aucoin). Although sheet music may be made available from some of the tunes, the bulk of the teaching will be done by ear.
David Boulanger (fiddle)ha devotee of crooked tunes, is an active composer for the fiddle and has a lore of peculiar tunes that one can hear at traditional music sessions in Montreal. From 2002 to 2007, he was a member of La Part du Quêteux, and in 2007 he joined the well known group La Bottine Souriante, with which he has toured Quebec, Canada, United States and Europe.
Éric Beaudry (guitar)was first exposed to traditional Quebec music in Saint-Côme, a village in Quebec’s Lanaudière region. Since 1992, he has played with many well know bands in Quebec, including La Galvaude, Ni Sarpe Ni Branche, Norouet and De Temps Antan. In 2002 he produced the album Musique Gaspésienne, (featuring violinist Édouard Richard) which won the Prix Mnémo. In 2003 Éric became a member of La Bottine Souriante, and since 2002 he has taught traditional music at Joliette’s CEGEP régional de Lanaudière.
Rachel Aucoin (piano)has appeared at numerous festivals in Canada, U.S.A and Europe, and has recorded with many artists such as Laura Risk, Claude Méthé, Francine Desjardins, Réjean Simard, Jean Duval, and currently performs with Raz-de-marée. In 2005 she created an innovative program for the University of Montreal's preparatory school, and is building a bridge between the spontaneity and immersive musicianship of her folk experience and the aesthetic beauty and refinement in the artistry within her classical music education.
Jeremiah McLane (accordion)has a background in jazz, blues, Celtic and French music, and has taught and performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, in bands such as The Clayfoot Strutters, Nightingale, Le Bon Vent and the Goat Broke Loose. He was been on teaching staff at numerous music programs throughout the US 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. Jeremiah will teach accordion players both melody and accompaniment.
The weekend will include a staff concert Friday evening, followed by jam sessions led by instructors. During the day Saturday there will be workshops and in the evening there will be a camp cabaret open to anyone who wishes to perform. On Sunday morning there will be workshops and a final, all camper tune session. New this year, there will be food prepared by Barbara Sullivan, a wonderful chef from Solon, Maine. 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. Please be aware that all activities on or around the water are at your own risk. There is also great hiking across the lake on Mt. Cardigan and many smaller back roads for bicycling.
Pasquaney Lodge is on the eastern shore of Newfound Lake, between Bristol and Plymouth, New Hampshire. There is a dock for easy lake access, a sauna, and a boat ramp. Please be aware that boating and swimming is at your own risk. There is great hiking across the lake on Mt. Cardigan and back roads for bicycling.
Cost - reduced rates for early registration
- If pre-registered by April 15th the cost is $270 per person that includes six meals, instruction, and housing.
- If registering after April 15th the cost is $295 per person.
- $225 per person includes meals, instruction, and dormitory-style housing or a campsite.
- $190 per person for day use only (meals and instruction)
You will be instructed to send a minimum deposit check of $100 payable to Jeremiah McLane by April 15th to:
- Carol Delaney, 1130 Sanders Circle, Montpelier, VT 05602
- Email registration questions » to Carol Delaney
This $100 deposit ensures you a spot and the remainder of your payment is due when you arrive at camp. When you send in your deposit, you will receive a confirmation when we receive it by mail and will rely on your online registration to be able to contact you. In case you need to cancel your registration, a 50% refund is available until May 10th only.
For more info contact:
Jeremiah McLane 802-765-9904 firstname.lastname@example.org