Friday, 14 April 2017

The 6th Annual Music Camp on the Canal Returns to St. Peter's June 2 to June 4th, Register Now For A Great Music Experience!

The 6th Annual Music Camp will take place in St. Peter’s from June 2nd to June 4th. Come and join in the Music Camp weekend experience.

Beginning with a Welcome reception & jam session on Friday evening, your weekend includes:

- a Saturday full of workshops (4 x 1.25 hrs each); lunch and supper included.

- a Saturday night All Star Concert featuring our faculty (primo seating for campers).....

- followed by a KitchenRackets jam session with campers and players from the community

- Sunday morning, one more workshop or Band Lab practice.

- Sunday luncheon, followed by the finale Band Lab Showcase (which could include you!). 

There is more throughout the weekend: jam sessions, on-site instrument repairs, close-up encounters with your instructors and fellow players from far and near; local artisans market, an instrument swap & sale, great food - remember 2 lunches and a supper are included.

Amazing selection of workshops - almost 50 to choose from.

Full weekend registration including everything is a bargain at $250. Participants with non-musical partners can bring them along for all the food and fun (and the square dance workshop) for just $120. 

A la carte workshops also available

If you would like to take just one or a few workshops you can sign up 'a la carte' and pay by the workshop at $40 each. You can pick your workshops and pay for them in advance on line. 

 All Star Concert

This annual concert has become recognized as one of the finest showcases of authentic traditional and innovative Celtic style music anywhere on Cape Breton Island, featuring our stellar Music Camp Faculty, and hospitality of the St. Peter's Lions Hall. Tickets can be purchased in advance on line. 

Who should come?

Any amateur musician, at any level of accomplishment, who wants to learn some new stuff, close-up and 1 on 1 with some incredible teachers. We have a Celtic orientation with a world view. Also, you should come if you want to meet and play with like-minded musicians. We have an 'accompanist' program for partners who don't play an instrument. Campers are all ages from grade school students to senior citizens. (You don't have to camp, most people stay at the Inn or local hotel, although there is camping available - and we offer a 'home billet' program - more info TBA in the coming weeks).

 Some other features of the Music Camp Weekend:

Artisans market on site including a used instrument swap and sale (you can bring your own surplus instruments if you want to sell);

On site luthier offering minor repairs, adjustments and instrument assessments;

Close-up encounters with your instructors and fellow players from far and near;

Great food - lunches on Sat and Sun and Saturday evening supper are included. Catered by Bras d'Or Lakes Inn's talented chefs.

To register or to get more information on the Music Camp go to

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