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Thanks for a great 2019 camp. Join us on January 9-12, 2020.

Join us for the 7th annual Falling Waters Music Camp on January 11 - 13, 2019 - a fun and inspiring weekend of instruction, jamming and performance located at the beautiful La Tourelle resort in Ithaca, NY.  Classes and performances will be led by a great group of instructor-performers.  Falling Waters faculty for 2019 include fiddlers Winifred Horan (Irish), Shane Cook (Ontario, Bluegrass & Swing), Judy Hyman (Old Time), Rosie Newton (Old Time), Tim Ball (Irish, Contra, Technique) and Rick Manning (Bluegrass & Swing); bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, mandolinists Joe Walsh (Bluegrass & All Styles), David Surette (Celtic & Contradance) & Rick Manning (Bluegrass); Guitarists Grant Gordy (Bluegrass & Swing), Kyle Waymouth (Ontario & Celtic), David Surette (Celtic & Contradance), Joe Crookston (Folk) & Susie Burke (Folk) & Tim Ball (Celtic & Contradance); Banjoists Adam Hurt (Old Time), Ben Krakauer (Bluegrass), Richie Stearns (Old Time) and Aaron Lipp (Old Time) and Paul Fairbanks (Bluegrass & Theory); vocalists Susie Burke (Folk and Technique), Dave Davies (improv, bass harmony, swing band), and Joe Crookston (Folk).

Instruction will be offered on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, singing, band, and rhythm & dance at advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in a variety of styles that include Irish, old-time, bluegrass, swing, contradance, and folk.  Jamming is a fun and important part of the weekend – some impromptu throughout the day and night along with many structured jam sessions to cater to your stylistic interest and experience level.  


New Opening Unplugged Yellow Barn Concert
Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 pm

A few of the out of town faculty will be performing at an unplugged opening concert in the Yellow Barn on Thursday evening, January 10th at 7:30pm. Performers include Shane Cook and Kyle Waymouth performing Ontario-style fiddle music with step dancing and a trio of bluegrass & swing performers Joe Walsh, Grant Gordy and Ben Krakauer.

The Camp and Camp Faculty Concert - January 11 to 13
Weekend instruction will begin on Friday afternoon at 1 pm with two classes followed by a happy hour opening lobby reception, cash bar and jam in the La Tourelle Lobby from 5pm to 6:00pm.  Dinner will be offered during the happy hour.  Friday evening at 7:00 pm we will have a camper only faculty concert with jamming afterwards.  

Four 75 minute classes will be held on Saturday during the day and formal and informal jam sessions will be held during and in between the classes.  La Tourelle will be offering breakfast, lunch and dinner and hosting a Saturday evening Lobby reception & jam with a cash bar, following by the popular Saturday Night camp faculty concert (open to the public) and, again, jamming late into the night evening.  Sunday morning there will be two classes with camp regular classes coming to a close at 1pm on Sunday afternoon. 

MORE INFORMATION: Rick Manning, Camp Director,; 607-592-4647