Fiddle Camp 2014

Fiddle Camp 2014 is just around the corner and we are so excited! Everyone is invited!  Fiddle Camp meets at our home every Tuesday evening from Memorial Day through mid-August and it is free.  You do not have to let us know in advance that you are coming, you can just show up.  If you would like weekly updates about Fiddle Camp, please send us an email and we will add you to our email list as we send out the tune list for the advanced class, tunes that are upcoming for the other classes, and other important Fiddle Camp info via email.  This will be our sixth annual Fiddle Camp and each year is always a little different.  We will be offering beginner, intermediate and advanced fiddle lessons and also, new this year, Lorien will be offering step dancing lessons.  We have found that Fiddle Camp offers a wonderful environment for fun learning and real inspiration and we hope you can join us for a summer of fiddling fun.  Also, we always have children (and adults, as well) who would like to participate but can't afford a fiddle of their own.  If you have a fiddle that you would like to donate for this reason, we would really appreciate it.  Keep a watch on the Fiddle Blog for posts about each week's exciting camp!  Below is our schedule for this summer, plus a few highlights from past years, including snippets from the "Fiddle Camp News," published by participants of Fiddle Camp.  Oh - and bring a chair~

Fiddle Camp 2014 Schedule

6:00 - 6:30  Intermediate Step Dancing with Lorien Cockman
6:00 - 6:30  Beginner Fiddle with Dr. Cockman
6:40 -  7:10  Beginner Step Dancing with Lorien Cockman
6:40 - 8:00  Advanced Fiddle and Jam with Arwen Cockman
7:20 - 8:00  Intermediate Fiddle with Dr. Cockman

The Ten Fiddle Camp Commandments
1. Thou shalt not touch the tent
2. Thou shalt not bang on the metal canopy
3. Thou shalt always leave snacks for others
4. Thou shalt not interrupt lessons
5. Thou shalt not mistreat the instruments
6. Thou shalt not harass the dog
7. Thou shalt not enter the bunny pen
8. Thou shalt not chase the cats
9. Thou shalt not feed the dog
10. Thou shalt always be respectful of others
Bows and fiddles,
Tuning strings,
We play the song,
And then we sing.
Notes, up and down,
Oh! Hear them ring!
And then the string pops,
Ouch! That stings!


Crime Report

A few fiddlers were reported playing with their bows upside down.

Some small boys were reported climbing on the tent.

Reminder:  Thou shalt not touch the tent!

A mandolin player was found playing jingle bells on the wrong side of the bridge.

Miss Rebekah White was witnessed murdering a harmless spider in cold blood as it was peacefully crawling across her fiddle case!

Dr. Cockman said that he was going to torture the advanced class with “Big John McNeil.