NAFCo Youth Fiddle Camp 11-15 July 2018
An exciting opportunity for young musicians (not just fiddle players!) to meet, learn and perform at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2018!
From 11-15 July, NAFCo Aberdeen will host the NAFCo 2018 International Youth Fiddle Camp.
Up to 100 young musicians from the UK and abroad, aged 10-25, will come together to participate in workshops, sessions and other activities and will showcase their work at the NAFCo Gala Concert at His Majesty’s Theatre on Saturday 14 July, and the NAFCo Final Stramash on Sunday 15 July.
Participants will develop their musical skills at dedicated workshops with leading international fiddle players, engage in cultural exchange with musical peers, attend NAFCo 2018 workshops and concerts, participate in the arrangement and performance of a newly commissioned piece by noted Scottish fiddler and composer, Patsy Reid, and take part in performances at NAFCo 2018, including the Gala Concert.
Fiddle groups and traditional music groups that work with young musicians, as well as individual young musicians from around Scotland, the UK and abroad are invited to take part in the project.
The NAFCo 2018 Youth Fiddle Camp activities include:
Who can take part?
Accommodation:Subsidised accommodation is available to participants at Aberdeen University Student Halls at Hillhead.
Single rooms are available with communal kitchen/social spaces and facilities.
Single Rooms £15 B&B per night for participants, approx. £30 B&B for accompanying adults.
If you are interested in being part of the NAFCo 2018 Youth Fiddle Camp, register your interest before 15 June.
Due to limited places, groups and individuals who can attend all 5 days of the Fiddle Camp will be prioritised.
Tutor shadowing opportunities are also available for advanced musicians. Please contact us for more details.
Additional Youth Music Opportunities at NAFCo 2018 include:
Please get in touch for more details: nafco at abdn.ac.uk
* Individuals/groups under age 16 (age 18 for individuals staying in Festival accommodation) must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other designated responsible adult when attending NAFCo 2018.
NAFCo Youth Fiddle Camp and Youth Programming is supported by the REMT Youth Talent Development Fund.