Fiddle & Banjo Camp

Information about Fiddle & Banjo Camp is COMING SOON!

In the meantime, check out what happened last year!

Old School Fiddle & Banjo Camp – July 7th to 10th, 2022

Pierre Schryer – Canadian Open Fiddle Champion
Saskia Tomkins – master musician of Violin/Fiddle Viola, Cello and Nyckelharpa
Ben Plotnick – Nashville-based and one of North America’s elite fiddle players

Chris Coole – international touring artist – clawhammer banjo and guitar
Frank Evans – “Frank is one of the top banjo players of his generation”, – Banjo Newsletter
Sam Allison – Juno-Nominated producer, clawhammer, guitar, percussion and more!

This Just In: World Class Luthier Luke Mercier will be on-site at Fiddle & Banjo Camp to handle small instrument repairs and maintenance!

Camp Registration Includes:
– Homemade and delicious meals served hot on site
– On-site camping at the beautiful Lanark County home of Jenny & Joey with an option to rent a ‘glamping’ tent with a bed, comfy bedding and battery powered lighting ($295.00)
– Camp amenities – heated private outdoor showers, clean and airy private outdoor washrooms and sinks with running potable well water
– Weatherproof instrument storage

OSBC is following all the latest COVID-19 guidelines and will continue to update our protocols as new information becomes available.  Campers will be notified of guidelines regarding vaccination status and testing in advance of any events.  Both outdoor and indoor spaces are provided for workshops, classes, performances and meals.

Classes and workshops are geared towards all skill levels and feature a variety of styles for Fiddle and both Clawhammer and Bluegrass Banjo; if you’d like to attend and study an instrument other than Fiddle or Banjo (guitar, upright bass, mandolin) please email and we’ll arrange classes and workshops focused on accompaniment instruments.

$695.00 – class registration and camping with your own tent or trailer
$325.00 – camp companion
$295.00 – option to rent a ‘glamping’ tent
in addition to class fees
Sign up for BOTH Bluegrass and Fiddle & Banjo Camp for $1395.00!
All fees in Canadian funds and subject to HST.
NEW!!​​ save $95 when you sign up for any 2 camps!

A typical day at Old School Fiddle & Banjo Camp…

8:00 Early Bird Coffee Time
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Group Lessons with Fiddles or Banjos
11:30 Workshop (eg: Backing Up the Fiddle/Banjo, Simple Arranging for Strings, Banjo Styles and Why They Matter – bring your instruments!)
12:30 Lunch (sign up for open stage)
2:00 Private Lessons
3:30 Workshop (Sam Allison’s North American Instrument’s connection to Africa)
4:30 Group Lessons – SWITCH – New Instructor on Fiddle or Banjo
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Instructor Concert on The Sunset Stage
9:00 Fire-side sessions led by your instructors – slow and faster – fun jams!