• 2019 Mandolin Camp North

    Mandolin Camp NorthPutney Vt. — Registration is open for the 2019 Mandolin Camp North held April 12-14 in Charlton, Mass., featuring total mandolin immersion with workshops, jamming, and personal interaction with some of the top performers in the roots music world in a friendly, supportive environment.

    Located on 500 lovely wooded acres on the shore of Prindle Pond in Charlton, Prindle Pond Conference Center offers clean, comfortable accommodations and ample space for classes, jams, concerts, and vendors. The Center is fully handicapped accessible.

    Skill Levels

    Mandolin Camp North offers instruction across the entire spectrum of skills and experience campers bring to the table, from rank beginners to professionals. The camp makes every effort to make sure there is something going on for players of each level throughout the weekend.

    During registration on Friday afternoon, you may attend a find-your-level session where instructors help campers decide what level classes to attend.

    2018 Guitar and Mandolin Faculty

    • Alan Bibey
    • Don Stiernberg
    • Barry Mitterhoff
    • Jim Richter
    • Joe Walsh
    • Sharon Gilchrist
    • Carl Jones
    • Skip Gorman
    • Matt Flinner
    • David Surrette
    • David Benedict
    • Laura Orshaw
    • Ben Pearce
    • Lorraine Hammond
    • Tony Watt

    About the Camp

    In 2016 after the recent deaths of founder, Mike Holmes, and subsequent owner, Mike Kropp, it became apparent the camp needed a more enduring organizational structure. In 2017 it changed to a 501(c)(3) non-profit status. This decision has helped assure the Camps thrive into the future.

    • Classes and workshops on a wide variety of topics for all skill levels, from novice to advanced players on mandolin.
    • Most classes and workshops are hands-on, a few are lectures or demonstrations.
    • A variety of acoustic genres is covered, including traditional and progressive bluegrass, blues, and jazz.
    • Guided and informal jams are held throughout the weekend, in various genres and for all skill levels.
    • Faculty concerts on Friday and Saturday after dinner and before evening jams.
    • Lots of informal opportunities to “pick” with faculty and other students.
    • Camaraderie with other people who share your passion for the mandolin.
    • A luthier on duty at a vendor table to help you with your instrument.
    • CDs and DVDs by the faculty will be available for sale.
    • Comfortable housing, and good food at tables shared by students and faculty.

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