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Kick up your heels at the second annual

Indiana Fiddle Frolic

September 13–15, 2024!

 

The Indiana Fiddle Frolic is an old time music weekend camp presented by the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering. Jam and learn with instructors and fellow music lovers at beautiful Ross Camp in West Lafayette (changed from last year's location).

 

We know that many of our festival participants join us for the community and camaraderie of jamming in the campground. We also know that there are not a lot of public opportunities in Indiana for old time music instruction and jamming – so we're bringing another opportunity for the tunes to play on!

 

Seasoned jammers and beginners alike can play, listen, and learn. The best way for old time and folk music to thrive is for people to study and play it together in person. 

 

The Indiana Fiddle Frolic’s schedule gives you choices and flexibility so you can meet your goals. We’re creating a schedule of large-group workshops, guided jams, and small group lessons with our instructors as well as an Intro to Jamming track specifically for folks who are new to playing tunes and songs in a group and without written music. As the weekend unfolds, you can choose what you want to do – or do your own thing!

Instructors & Staff

Fiddle

Cliff Harrison

Deb Shebish

Grey Larsen

Paul Tyler

Mandolin

Paul Tyler

Clawhammer Banjo

Jude Odell

Steve Rosen

Backup Guitar and Ukulele

John Hatton

 

Intro to Jamming

Allie Burbrink

Jill Vass

Program Director

Allie Burbrink

Camp Overview

  • Friday, September 13 1:00pm - Sunday, September 15 10:00am

  • Square Dance on Friday night

  • Catered meals

  • On-site lodging

  • Camping is available by contacting Ross Camp

  • Build your own schedule

Workshops

  • Each workshop will be about 45 minutes

  • You can choose what workshops you want to attend

  • Led by instructors

  • Instrument-specific

  • For players of all levels

  • "Intro to Jamming" workshops for beginning players and jammers

 

Guided Jams 

The feeling of a typical jam but with more opportunities for asking about music theory, jam etiquette, and tune history!

  • Led by instructors or staff musicians

  • Inspired by abilities and interests of the group

  • Designed as a safe place to ask questions, play a tune slower, request tunes, etc.

 

Small Group Lessons

Participants will be invited to sign up for a few 30-45-minute lessons with different instructors.

  • A great opportunity to ask in-depth questions, learn a specific tune, or study technique up close

  • No more than 4 students per small group lesson

Lodging & Meals

Lodging is available in the A-Frame Lodge. There are 8 large rooms (4 adults max) and 2 small rooms (2 adults max). Each room has its own bathroom with shower. Bring your own bedding and towels.

Participants may opt in/out of lodging during registration.

On-site camping is available but going fast. Contact Mary at 765-463-2306 to reserve a site.

Meals will be catered by IFG President Sarah Stantz. Dietary restrictions and preferences will be accommodated to the best of her ability. Please let us know what you need.

Schedule
coming soon

Accessibility Information

If you would like to request accessibility accommodations, please contact program director Allie Burbrink at musicwithallie@gmail.comWe kindly request you let us know at least two weeks before the event.

 

While we strive make sure all our programs are wheelchair accessible, please notify us if you require any accommodations so we can ensure your needs are met.

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