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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.  New Falling Waters faculty for 2019 include Solas' fiddler Winifred Horan, Canadian National Fiddle Champion Shane Cook, Shane's musical partner Kyle Waymouth teaching guitar and step dancing, bluegrass and progressive Banjoist Ben Krakauer, and Ithaca favorite Joe Crookston teaching songwriting and guitar.  Some old friends returning from afar this year include former Ithacan bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, mandolinist Joe Walsh, guitarist Grant Gordy, David Surette and Susie Burke teaching mandolin, guitar, and singing, and Adam Hurt teaching old time banjo.  Local favorites rounding out the cast of instructors include Judy Hyman, Rosie Newton, Tim Ball, Dave Davies, Paul Fairbanks and Rick Manning.  Other instructors may be added.

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.  

ABOUT THE WEEKEND: The weekend 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. 

We are considering adding a second concert with selected visiting performers on Thursday evening, January 10th.  More on that soon.  

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